XO Cognacs - Napoléon
A 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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This Cognac range is a unique and exclusive presentation especially developped for gift giving.Learn More
These specific packagings are the reproduction of old fishermen symbols : the ship’s wheel and the lantern.
Exclusive packaging are made with glass, wood and rope.
Ship’s wheel, available in XO 700 ml.
Lantern, available in XO 700 ml.Excl. Tax: €105.83 Incl. Tax: €127.00
Created in 1920 by Georges HINELearn More
90 years later, the House of HINE reinterprets Antique, now an XO Premier Cru.
Blend of more than 40 cognacs exclusively from grapes grown in Grande Champagne, the finest cru of the Cognac region.
All cognacs are aged for more than 10 years.Excl. Tax: €140.83 Incl. Tax: €169.00
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.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €90.83 Incl. Tax: €109.00
Deep old gold in colour.
The nose displays aromatic richness with dried fruit and nuts and the liquorice aromas typical of well matured Cognacs.
Its develops towards the spice and characteristic fruit pastry notes which are our signature.
The palate is dense and smooth yet elegant and with considerable finesse. Presentation boxed set with two engraved tulipe tasting glasses
Many awards at spirits competitions.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €90.83 Incl. Tax: €109.00
Excl. Tax: €90.83 Incl. Tax: €109.00
NapoleonHighly praised with prestigious awards such as Silver Medal Mondial Shanghai 2006
An extremely good 20 year old cognac. Very good value
In its traditional box.
Trophy Excellence Citadelle Bordeaux 2006 Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €127.50 Incl. Tax: €153.00
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