Remy Martin XO Cognac Fine Champagne is a signature blend created by the esteemed cellar master of the House of Remy Martin. Introduced in 1981, this cognac is a full-bodied, highly aromatic spirit is sophistication on the palate.
A blend of 300 eau-de-vie with an average tasting age of 25 years, the XO cognac is perfected in oak casks crafted from superior-quality Limousin oak trees that are at least 100 years old.
The XO cognac contains 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) and is exclusively produced in Cognac, France.
Get to know Remy Martin XO Cognac Fine Champagne
One of France’s top-five cognac houses that we know and love was established in 1724 by Rémy Martin, a young winegrower who marketed and sold cognac under his own name. Today, it has kept most of its unique cognac-making traditions, utilising copper stills and thoughtful distillation processes, reflecting its deep commitment to eminence in each bottle.
The Remy Martin XO cognac is Remy Martin’s signature creation from vine to bottle. It is made from only the best white grapes grown in the Grand Champagne and Petite Champagne regions of Charente, France, and blended to perfection in its historical cellars.
As an “extra old” spirit, the XO Cognac Fine Champagne ages well in oak casks under the crisp air of the House of Remy Martin. Limousin oak wood is specially chosen as its large and open grain structure allows the stored eau-de-vie to develop a complex aroma and rich vanilla flavor.
How is it made?
Only top-quality white grapes from the Grand Champagne (85%) and Petite Champagne (15%) crus are selected to make the different kinds of eau-de-vie meant for cognac. The grapes are pressed, fermented, and double distilled before they are personally sampled by the cellar master to determine their overall quality.
The eau-de-vie is also left to age longer, allowing the fruity brandy to reach its fullest potential before it is blended to create the opulent and rich aromatic cognac that Remy Martin is renowned for.
Unlike other cognac houses, Remy Martin distills its wines with the residual yeast, or lees, in small copper stills to create its signature spirits. Smaller stills create smaller batches of eau-de-vie but also significantly preserve the consistency in flavor.
But what makes the Remy Martin XO Cognac a truly one-of-a-kind cognac is that each batch is made from more than 300 different eau-de-vies. This strict selection process ultimately produces unique cognacs with slightly distinct aromas and flavors that all convey the Remy Martin style.
Visually captivating with colors of deep amber, the Remy Martin XO Cognac is bold and smooth with rich aromas of flowers, fruits, and spices. Its fragrant burst of scents will tease the nose with hints of jasmine, honey, hazelnut, walnut, cinnamon, saffron, and candied oranges.
Each sip brings in luxurious notes on the palate, starting with matured figs, plums, and candied oranges and progresses to a spicy smack of ginger with hints of crushed nuts and cinnamon. The Remy Martin XO Cognac Excellence leaves a long lasting finish of finely roasted cocoa beans, honey, and ginger that will linger on for 10 to 15 minutes.
The Remy Martin XO Cognac can be enjoyed in its purest form as a neat beverage or with a few cubes of ice, which is an ideal aperitif that brings out the entirety of its flavor profile. A great way to serve it if you enjoy simplicity and rich aromas.
For a more complex drinking experience, this is a wonderful XO cognac for the classic Old Fashioned cocktail made with sugar, bitters, and water. Drink it on its own, pair this cocktail with a cigar or shards of rich, dark chocolate for a delightful drinking experience.
Popular food pairings with XO Cognac
With deep flavors, the XO cognac goes well with cheeses like aged parmesan, candied fruits and pure dark chocolate. You can also have it with your favorite charcuterie platter, especially with parma ham. We recommend a neat drink for this one.
The Remy Martin XO Cognac Fine Champagne is no stranger to fame, with a list of awards for its superb quality and taste.
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022 (Silver)
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 (Double Gold)
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 (Gold)
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 (Silver)
- International Wine and Spirits Competition 2022 (Bronze)
- International Wine and Spirits Competition 2020 (Silver / Score: 91 points)
- International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017 (Silver / Score: 80 -85.9)
- International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016 (Silver – Outstanding)
- International Spirits Challenge 2020 (Silver)
- International Spirits Challenge 2018 (Silver)
- Bartender Spirits Awards 2022 (Double Gold)
- Meiningers International Spirits Award 2021 (Gold)
A perfect blend of great taste and aroma, the Remy Martin XO Cognac Fine Champagne is a fine spirit for those who love a complex drink. Buy a bottle of XO Excellence now so that you can cherish the evening at home.