Napoleon 

An extremely good 20 year old cognac. Very good value. 

Robe : Coppery Gold cognac,
Nose : Lily of the valley, angelica, Hazelnut, nutmeg, pear.
Palate : Cinnamon and vanilla, raisin, pine-honey, well-rounded, good character, very seductive.

Silver Medal Mondial Shanghai 2006
Trophy Excellence Citadelle Bordeaux 2006

116 € - US$ 160

  In 1791 young Thomas Hine left the family
home in Dorset, England for Jarnac in France
to learn the language. He probably would have eventually
returned home. Fate, however, intervened when he fell
in love with Françoise Elisabeth, daughter of a great
Cognac family. He married her in 1797
and patiently learnt the art of cognac making,
which he was to elevate
to its highest form of expression.



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It is one of our treasures and, for this reason, only available in very small quantities."
 
Bottled in a one liter original bottle - from the end of the 19th century - with wooden box.
We acquired this cognac from a merchant in 1999. The archives mentioned it under the denomination “Petite Champagne Paror” and it is possible to follow its history during a few years from 1918, when World War I ended. Then this cognac disappeared during the years of the German occupation. In 1946, however, it re-emerged and it is possible again to follow its history. But, it disappeared once again in the archives until the 1970s…. From this date onwards, this cognac is mentioned in the archive under its original denomination. We bought all the stock, 285 liters.
Under the watchful eye of Mme Bricq the cellar master harmoniously blends the different Eaux-de-Vie to obtain the subtle aroma of a Raymond RAGNAUD Extra Vieux XO Cognac.

Packaging: Luxury Cristal engraved Decanter with two engraved cognac glasses, in its blue box.

42° - 25 years old eau-de-vie. Old golden shade, elegant vanilla. Exceptionally refined with a rare balance.

Welcome Message of Chantal Martell




Welcome to Le Cognac, the global rendez-vous for Cognac amateurs and sommeliers around the world.

This site was founded in 1996, in the very beginnings of the WWW. Since then, we have been telling the story of Cognac, the Liquor of Angels and the people who make it. We have focused our coverage on the less known Cognac houses, often family owned and operated, who sometimes produce just a few thousands bottles a year that traditionally were bought up by the high-end restaurant community in France. Thanks to the Internet a few of those artisan houses have seen their creations reach amateurs in the five continents and perhaps avoided being crushed by the sheer effect of industrialization.

My family has been making Cognac since 1715 (yes, in just two years that’ll be three centuries!) and my personal commitment to Le Cognac and its people is deeper and a lot more significant than the run-of-the-mill commercial undertaking of selling a few bottles of booze. Some Cognacs will take the concerted efforts of three or four generations; how many industries are there in which a product is set into production to be completed by one’s great-grandson?

Cognac is an extraordinary product of human will and ingenuity. And Le Cognac is here to bring it to the people who can appreciate it no matter where they are.

Through Le Cognac you will be able to get hold of the 300-odd labels in our careful selection among the 800 existing Cognac brands, but then also to find and privately order the rarest blends and precious bottles. The Best Cognacs on Earth, indeed.

Of course, you will also have access to the tasting notes of Simon Palmer, our "nose" (that's how the maîtres-de-chaix are called in Cognac) and the enlightened writings of Magnus Lindkvist, who defines himself (oh so modestly!) as "an ever relaxed, cognac-sipping, sunset-gazing philosopher." Magnus and Simon will surely take you to a new, higher, level of knowledge and understanding of Cognac and the Cognac culture. The level that goes beyond the mere sales-pitch platitudes and represents a niche of refinement, elegance and subtlety.

Wherever you happen to be located in this global world of us, through Le Cognac you will be able to reach and communicate with other like minded amateurs and share into the true love of the art-de-vivre. Our motto is “Cognac is a challenge for the senses and a journey for the mind” and we certainly mean it.

Be heartily welcome

      
Chantal Martell


Le Cognac

Founder

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