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 - Antique XO Grande Champagne avec Etui

    Created in 1920 by Georges HINE
    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.

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    Excl. Tax: €149.17 Incl. Tax: €179.00

  • Cordon Bleu Tricentenaire - 300 year Anniversary

    A Tribute to Martell’s 300 year anniversary. The oldest among the main Cognac houses, Martell honors its 300th anniversary with the release of a limited edition of its legendary Cordon Bleu – conceived by Edouard Martell in 1912. This blend was aged in oak casks made from a 300-year old tree, as a symbol of the link of the present with the past. Cordon Bleu “A Tribute to Martell’s 300 year anniversary” blends more than one hundred eaux-de-vie from the 4 growth areas in Cognac: Petite Champagne, Grand Champagne, Fins Bois and of course Borderies. The unusual use of Eaux de Vie from Borderies, refined yet fruity, is the signature of Martell. The vintage bottle and label reflects Edouard Martell’s 1912 design. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €125.00 Incl. Tax: €150.00

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  • Château de Montifaud - Héritage Louis Vallet

    Cask strength Eau de Vie 45-50 years old.
    Blend of eaux de vie between 1947 and 1955.

    Antic bottle verre soufflé. Gift box on request with extra cost.

    The eaux-de-vie used for this blend go back to 1947 to 1955, and are matured in oak barrels. When ageing has reached its peak, this cognac will be put into Glass Dame Jeanne (also called DemiJohns) in order to stop maturation. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €127.50 Incl. Tax: €153.00

  • Cognac Gautier - Tradition Rare

    Noble, Intense, Woody, Extra old Cognac
    Tradition Rare is the perfect gift for the discerning consumer. Cognac Gautier's oldest reserves are kept in the Cellars Paradise. The result is a unique blend of extremely rare Cognac smooth and richly flavoured.

    This Cognac takes advantages from its powerfulness, first evidenced via its mahogany color and its vanilla hints followed by complex aromas combining the mellowness of candied fruit enhanced by its spiciness and extreme notes of “rancio”. superb length in mouth, magnifying the numerous levels of aromas, and remarkable finish. The alcoholic strength of 41% maintains all the wealth of its aromas up to this lingering finish.
    Tasting:
    Made for discerning connoisseurs, its {complex and advanced} aromas near the absolute best

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    Excl. Tax: €151.33 Incl. Tax: €181.60

  • Jean Fillioux - Tasting Set "Collection"

    WOODEN SET – 3 BOTTLES x 20CL
    Coffret « Collection »  - La Pouyade, Star Gourmet, Très Vieux.

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    Excl. Tax: €165.83 Incl. Tax: €199.00

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  • Cognac Jean Fillioux - Cognac XO MOULIN ROUGE

    This very old Eau-de-Vie exhibits an amber hue and expresses terrific aromas of vanilla, orange marmalade and pears Leather and praline complete this divine fragrant palette, which bewilders with its remarkable smoothness. Admire it, taste it, and let yourself be carried away by an explosion of feathers, glitter and pearls, of delicate aromas and exquisite flavours Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €150.83 Incl. Tax: €181.00

  • Normandin-Mercier - Grande Champagne Vieille EXTRA

    GRANDE CHAMPAGNE VIEILLE
    This exceptional Cognac has required years of patient care and ageing in order to reach this rare level of smoothness; The aromas are concentrated with elegance. The wooden crate requires an extra 10 euros for handling and shipping. Learn More

    Excl. Tax: €150.00 Incl. Tax: €180.00

  • PINARD ORGANIC VIEILLE RESERVE VINTAGE Millésime 1979

    This is one the scarce Organic Cognacs on the market, issued from the bons bois, fins bois, petite and grande champagne. An outstanding bottle and high tasting qualities.

    Amber-yellow, full bodied, hints of fruits, chocolate, spices with a light vanilla note Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €149.17 Incl. Tax: €179.00

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