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The best XO Cognacs for 2016 This list is based on taste alone; a completely blind taste test – we didn’t know the brand, and we didn’t see any packaging or bottles. We tasted 24 XOs in total. 4 persons participated, including Max. The scoring was solely on the nose, body and after taste. We hope you like our tasting results and find them useful. We rated our tasting results using a point system. This was based on the valuation averages of each member of the tasting team. These notes were structured, combining tasting aromas that were split into four general taste categories: Flower, Fruit, Wood, Spice. The ‘Smooth’ value is based on a 1-10 star rating.  And here are the results… 96 points: Baron Otard XO A surprising winner…  We first tasted this Cognac some years ago during our Chateau de Cognac & Otard visit. We also took home a bottle – a bottle which somehow…