XO cognacs must be aged a minimum of six years, although many producers use much older spirits in their assemblages. XO cognacs benefit from this extended wood ageing, and are generally extremely smooth and rich in flavour. This means they are unsuitable for all but the most premium cocktails and are generally best served neat after a good meal.
A sister cognac to the multi-award-winning Dupuy Hors d'Age, this Extra is a long-aged, impeccably-constructed cognac whose simple packaging belies the incredible sophistication and complexity of the bottles's contents. This hidden gem won 'Best in Class' at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in 2009.
Frapin VIP XO is a spicy and floral cognac with lots of the characteristics that you'd expect from a Grande Champagne heavy blend of eaux-de-vie. This was the only cognac served on British Airways Concorde flights.
Frapin's excellent VIP XO cognac packaged up with a couple of stemmed glasses for elegant enjoyment. The decanter is reminiscent of the shape used in the 16th century and the stopper is 24 carat gold plated. This was the only cognac served on British Airways Concorde flights.
An old bottle of Camus Extra Cognac presented in a rather interesting tall bottle. This would have been bottled during the 1980s. The presentation has since moved on to a more conventional flat, square bottle.
We are lucky to have this luxury cuvee from Courvoisier, which carried off a Gold medal, Best in Class and the IWSC Trophy for Cognac at the IWSC awards in 2006. None of the cognacs used in the assemblage are less than fifty years old.