Cognac XO aged in oak barrels for 10 years
From the English term "X Old" the XO Cognacs all come from the delimited region of Cognac in accordance with the legislation, being at least 10 years old after compulsory aging in French oak barrels.
Vallein Tercinier VT 46° Small Batch
Braastad XO Superior Cognac
Dubosquet Cigar Blend Cognac Grande Champagne
De Luze XO Cognac Fine Champagne
Audry XO Cognac Fine Champagne
De Fussigny XO Fine Champagne
Chateau Montifaud XO Silver Carafe Attitude Cognac
Hardy XO Rare Fine Champagne
Vallein-Tercinier Lot 89 Fins Bois Cognac
Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac
Vallein Tercinier XO Vieille Réserve Fine Champagne
Vallein Tercinier XO Cristal Pyramide
Bache Gabrielsen XO Premium
Beaulon XO Premier 12 ans Cognac
Lheraud XO Charles X Cognac
Vaudon XO Carafe Cognac Fins Bois
ABK6 XO Family Cellar Cognac
Bache Gabrielsen XO Fine Champagne
Cognac Camus XO Intensely Aromatic Cognac
Otard Cognac XO Gold
Remy Martin XO Fine Champagne
Braastad XO Cognac Fine Champagne
Tiffon XO Cognac
Chateau Montifaud XO Millenium Cognac
Audry Reserve Speciale Cognac Fine Champagne
Monnet XO Flamboyant Cognac
Vallein Tercinier XO Carafe Greg
Beaulon Grand XO Napoleon (20 years)
ABK6 XO Renaissance Cognac
Tesseron XO Passion Cognac
Maxime Trijol Borderies Tres Vieille
Park Borderies Mizunara 10 Ans
Park Cigar Blend Vieille Fine Champagne
Tesseron Lot 90 XO Ovation Cognac
Grosperrin N°52-22 Cognac Fins Bois
Bache Gabrielsen Mr Garraud Lot 91 Cognac Borderies
A.E Dor Cognac XO Fine Champagne
Bache Gabrielsen XO Thomas Prestige (1L)
Geographical origin of XO Cognacs
XO cognacs all come from the delimited region of Cognac and all come from white wines distilled by double heating in Charentais stills of red copper heated over an open fire. The Cognac wine estate extends over approximately 80,000 hectares for an annual production, all qualities combined, of the order of two hundred and ten million bottles, ie one bottle sold every five seconds.
Origin of XO Cognac blends
All XO cognacs can come from a blend of several crus from the delimited cognac region but must, in accordance with the legislation, be at least 10 years old after mandatory aging in French oak barrels.
Age of XO Cognacs
All XOs that have this minimum age can claim the Cognac XO appellation, but most of them are aged much longer and are very often the subject of even older cognac blends. Their characteristics depend on the qualitative approach of each Cognac House while respecting these specifications. The letters XO are an abbreviation of the English term X Old.
The complementary sub-appellation by vintage of XO Cognacs
In addition to this denomination of cognac XO, a complement can be added and supplemented by its origin, depending on the cru from which it comes. As a reminder, the delimited cognac region is divided into 6 crus, of which, in decreasing order of taste and olfactory quality, for the same age of aging in oak barrels, the first is Grande Champagne because of its very calcareous soil, the second the Petite Champagne, the third the Borderies, the fourth the Fins Bois, the fifth the Bons Bois, the last the distant Bois.
XO Fine Champagne Cognacs
XO cognac can therefore also include XO Grande Champagne or XO Petite Champagne.... see XO Fine Champagne, provided, for the latter, that this cognac is the result of a blend of Grande Champagne cognac for at least fifty percent. cent and Petite Champagne for the rest exclusively.
What is a Cognac XO?
XO cognacs all come from the delimited region of Cognac and all come from white wines distilled by double heating in Charentais stills of red copper heated over open fire and in accordance with the legislation, be at least 10 years old after compulsory aging in French oak barrels.
What is better between an XO cognac and a VSOP?
XO cognacs are older than VSOP cognacs. It is the duration of aging that makes the major differences and therefore the qualitative differences. So an XO cognac is richer in terms of olfactory qualities and in terms of taste than an even younger VSOP or VS/*** cognac.
Where to buy XO cognac?
On the Best Cognac Champagne site or on the Premiersgrandscrus.com site, because these are the only two sites offering such varied and diversified cognacs that give each cognac connoisseur the cognac of their choice.
How to drink an XO cognac?
Like any good bottle or any good glass, it is between friends or family that we appreciate. A tulip glass is more appropriate because it allows the flavors of XO cognac to escape through successive olfactory volatilities, allowing the taste sensations to be perceived slowly through staggered tastings, thus allowing all the infinite riches of XO cognac to be captured. An XO cognac can also be enjoyed neat on ice or as a long drink, for example with a citrus schweppe to be dosed according to your choice.
With what to accompany a Cognac XO?
Fabulous on coffee éclairs or dark chocolate cake. A great classic with a coffee after desserts such as tarte tatin with citrus fruits such as tarts with apricots from Crete or plums from Ente.
Why is a Cognac XO so expensive?
An XO cognac sometimes ages more than ten years but more often 20 or even 40 years in French oak barrels. It will have taken as long to achieve this degree of perfection, as they all do, with considerable financial costs, housing costs in high quality barrels and not insignificant labor costs because it will have taken a lot of attention and the eye of the cellar master sometimes of two generations