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The Age of Cognac

A Cognac may only be soldy when its youngest eau-de-vie reaches a minimum of two and a half years old, as of the first day of October following the harvest of the grapes.

Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age.

Once transferred into glass, the Cognac stops maturing . It stands still.
 
V.S        (for Very Special) , also called *** (or Three Stars) is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least two and a half years old.

V.S.O.P        ( for Very Superior Old Pale) , also called Reserve, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is between four and a half and six and a half years old.

XO  (for Extra Old ) , Napoléon, also called Hors d'âge, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least six and a half years old.

Most Cognac houses will use Cognacs much older than those required by law, allowing X.Os to reach a minimum of twenty years old, in order to reveal their very best.
 

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  • Delamain - Réserve de la Famille

    The original feature of this Grande Champagne, until very recently strictly reserved for members of the family and their guests, is that it is not a blend, but an eau-de-vie from a single barrel and from a single estate. This Single Cask shows a slight difference from one cask to the other.

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    Excl. Tax: €411.67 Incl. Tax: €494.00

  • - François Voyer - XO

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    François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...)

    The XO François Voyer.
    Lightly spicy and sweet, both strong and delicate.
    Reddish brown, tints of mahogany.
    Origin: 100 % Grande Champagne, Premier Cru de Cognac.
    GOLD MEDAL at the International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2008, Mention « Best in Class ».
    GOLD MEDAL at Concours Mondial of Brussel 2008.

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    Excl. Tax: €82.50 Incl. Tax: €99.00

  • François Voyer - Extra

    François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...).

    A Rare Premier Cognac, present in many of the very best French restaurants … 'Highly recommended' by F Paul Pacult (famous spirit expert).

    Gold Medal at Concours Général Agricole of Paris 2010 !

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    Excl. Tax: €183.33 Incl. Tax: €220.00

  • Cognac François Voyer - Hors d'Age

    François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...)

    If you are wise enough to taste it slowly leaving it time enough to unfold in the glass this Cognac will reward you with inimitable aromas of truffles, wood berries, and delicate accents of pepper and vanilla.

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    Excl. Tax: €409.17 Incl. Tax: €491.00

  • François Voyer - Hors d'Age - Prestige Decanter

    Quintessence Hors D’Age was selected by chef Alain Ducasse to be served at his ‘Le Jules Verne’ restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, Paris. French excellence reunited.

    If you are wise enough to taste it slowly leaving it time enough to unfold in the glass this Cognac will reward you with inimitable aromas of truffles, wood berries, and delicate accents of pepper and vanilla.
    Beautiful Crystal decanter in a very prestigious presentation wooden box, especially designed to be used as a cigar box. The perfection of the Cognac in the most exclusive packaging : Elegance in its most luxurious form !

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    Excl. Tax: €795.83 Incl. Tax: €955.00

  • - François Voyer - XO Grand Cru

    New for 2010, this cognac will please old whiskies, rhums, and of course old cognacs lovers.
    François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...)

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    Excl. Tax: €60.83 Incl. Tax: €73.00

  • Frapin - Château Fontpinot

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    The cognac Grande Champagne Château Fontpinot XO is an elegant and delicate cognac with warm golden Autumn hues.

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    Excl. Tax: €70.00 Incl. Tax: €84.00

  • Frapin - VIP XO

    The cognac VIP XO blends age, fullness, bouquet and finesse in a very special decanter.

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    Excl. Tax: €110.00 Incl. Tax: €132.00

  • A. de Fussigny - Collection - Vintage -1975-

    Vintage cognac bottled under the very strict law in regards to the production of cognac vintage. All vintages are certified by the authority.

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    Excl. Tax: €224.17 Incl. Tax: €269.00

  • Guerbé - XO Grande Champagne "Tulipe"

    A fine Cognac with a long lasting taste - Grande Champagne presented in its exclusive "Tulipe" decanter and luxury giftbox.

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    Excl. Tax: €65.83 Incl. Tax: €79.00

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