Last year (2017) Hennessy has started to use the XXO grade in China for cognacs that have been aged for at least fourteen years. Other companies did protest, but now it is evident that the BNIC and the French Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO) will approve the use of this grade. It will probably be made official before the end of the year. Other companies will also be allowed the use of this grade.
I protest but respect the official admittance as of Novembre 14, 2018 （was that true by BNIC?）
Fourteen years? I didn’t expect forty but at least twenty years would be persuasive.
OK, I accept XXO as for 14 years, period, but please do not make an another new official grade for 16 or 18 years!