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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  • Couprie - Napoléon

     

    The youngest Cognac in this blend is aged for long time in Limousin oak barrels (including several years in new barrels).

    Elegant copper highlights, a lingering bouquet, and a powerful, round flavour make this a very distinguished Cognac. The oaky characteristics and candied fruit flavours coat the palate after the first sip.

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    Excl. Tax: €39.17 Incl. Tax: €47.00

  • Couprie - XO Carafe Elégance

    This XO, made with expertise handed down from generation to generation, has an oaky character provided by Limousin oak barrels. The blend has been patiently aged for decades, and the youngest component has spent many years in barrel.

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    Excl. Tax: €99.17 Incl. Tax: €119.00

  • Delamain - VESPER Vieux Cognac

    Vesper is the sixth canonical hour celebrated each late-afternoon: the name of this Cognac Delamain reflects its richness and near worshipful feeling .Amber tone with a bright reflection of pure gold. Powerful and persisting perfumes from this old cognac coming from the Grande Champagne.

    The know how of the cognac house Delamain is fully explicit in the process of blending from natural strength (around 50% vol.) down to 40, with waht is called the 'Faibles' (weak). Its style is round, full bodied, mature and mellow. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €107.08 Incl. Tax: €128.50

  • Estève - Réserve de la Famille

    Jacques Esteve offer to trusted connoisseurs and all those who search for the ultimate in quality and authenticity for which his family is renowed.

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    Excl. Tax: €65.83 Incl. Tax: €79.00

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  • François Voyer - XO

    François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...)

    The XO François Voyer.
    Lightly spicy and sweet, both strong and delicate.
    Reddish brown, tints of mahogany.
    Origin: 100 % Grande Champagne, Premier Cru de Cognac.
    GOLD MEDAL at the International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2008, Mention « Best in Class ».
    GOLD MEDAL at Concours Mondial of Brussel 2008.

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    Excl. Tax: €82.50 Incl. Tax: €99.00

  • François Voyer - XO Grand Cru

    New for 2010, this cognac will please old whiskies, rhums, and of course old cognacs lovers.
    François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...)

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    Excl. Tax: €77.50 Incl. Tax: €93.00

  • Frapin - Château Fontpinot

    The cognac Grande Champagne Château Fontpinot XO is an elegant and delicate cognac with warm golden Autumn hues.

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    Excl. Tax: €70.00 Incl. Tax: €84.00

  • Frapin - VIP XO

    The cognac VIP XO blends age, fullness, bouquet and finesse in a very special decanter.

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    Excl. Tax: €110.00 Incl. Tax: €132.00

  • - 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: €105.00 Incl. Tax: €126.00

  • Cognac Gautier - Pinar del Rio XO

    An exceptional Cognac, blended with eau de vie aged up to 25 years.   For the connoisseur who will appreciate the marriage of aged Cognacs with quality cigars. A real achievement !

    Blends from more than a few areas supply Pinar Del Rio its real character: areas like Fins Bois for its body, Borderies for its mellowness, Petite and Grande Champagne for its finesse and finish.
    Multiple awards, gold and silver medals. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €65.42 Incl. Tax: €78.50

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