XO Cognacs - Napoléon

Into the Realm of SubjectivityA Napoleon, or X.O (for Extra Old ), also called Hors d'âge, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least six and a half years old.

A Cognac may be sold only when its youngest eau-de-vie reaches a minimum of two and a half years old, as of the first day of October following the harvest of the grapes.

Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age. Once transferred into glass, Cognac stops maturing. It stands still.

However, most Cognac houses will use Cognacs much older than those required by law, allowing X.Os to reach a minimum of twenty years old, in order to reveal their very best.
 
XO is perhaps one of the vaguest classifications regarding quality, and should’t be taken at face value without further search. Some of the XOs you can find in our site are certainly under-priced, while some others, which, of course, you will NOT find here at Le Cognac, may be quite mediocre . In fact, selecting Cognacs with a reasonably quality/price ratios is one of our raisons d’être.
 
On the other hand, regarding Cognac, beyond a certain level of quality one enters into the realm of subjectivity. And then, of course, there is always a premium in rarity. When a product is scarce, if demand remains strong, it is only natural that prices go up. This is exactly what we have been seeing with high-end Cognac prices in the last few years because of the huge Chinese demand.
 
As a rule, we would say that the XOs present at Le Cognac are all good value in general market terms. Some of them are indeed very good value.

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  • Hine - Homage - XO Fine Champagne

    HOMAGE is the quintessence of Hine’s style, dating back to the foundation of the House in 1763. Homage is both exquisite and original. It is composed of Early Landed cognacs aged in the United Kingdom coming from the best “terroirs” in the most prestigious region: Grande Champagne together with some extra old cognacs matured in Jarnac.

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    Excl. Tax: €90.83 Incl. Tax: €109.00

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  • - A. de Fussigny - Création - XO Fine Champagne 70cl

    Perfect balance between dried fruits, spices (pepper), hazelnut and some floral notes. Rich and elegant palate with hints of plum and liquorice

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    Excl. Tax: €107.50 Incl. Tax: €129.00

  • Le Roch - XO Fine Champagne

    The nose is prune, cinnamon and liquorice.
    The tannins are supple, oily and silky on the palate.
    No bitterness. There is a distinctive smoky scent.

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    Excl. Tax: €60.83 Incl. Tax: €73.00

  • Leopold GOURMEL BIO Attitude ORGANIC COGNAC

    Cognac Bio Attitude - An organic cognac
    This Cognac is sort of an adventure. The grape used to elaborate Cognac Bio Attitude is organic, and the house asked Ecocert to control the entire process: winemaking, distillation, ageing till bottling. Thus “no chemicals, no pesticides affect the grapes; from the pruning to the picking, from the maturity of the grapes to the respect of the berries, every step promotes quality rather than the quantity.” proclaims the house. The label states both dates of distillation and of bottling. A guarantee of age and  authenticity, and an original move. The cognac itself is fresh, delicate, with zesty notes and nuts aromas: We believe tasting this Cognac will convince all. Cognac Leopold Gourmel is selected by many of the finest Michelin-starred and owes its fame to the sommeliers, chefs, wine & spirit specialists consistently placing them on top of their list.

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    Excl. Tax: €34.17 Incl. Tax: €41.00

  • PARK ORGANIC Single Cru COGNAC

    With this Park Fins Bois single cru, organic Cognac, The Tessendier family shows its engagement towards a responsible and sensible approach towards the environment. This organic Cognac is made with wines from the clay-limestone soils situated above the Charente Valley, in the Fins Bois area. One of the rare Cognacs labelled AB, EcoCert and FR BIO Agriculture UE. Without any additive, wood supplement, sugar nor caramel, this cognac which is guaranteed pure. But you will not only choose it because it is organic but also for its roundness, its perfect balance between fruit and floral aromas. Learn More

    Excl. Tax: €36.67 Incl. Tax: €44.00

  • Tiffon - XO

    This blend is exclusively from the two best crus of Grande et Petite Champagne, with 15 to 25 years old eaux de vie.

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    Excl. Tax: €61.67 Incl. Tax: €74.00

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