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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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  • - 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 - 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

  • - François Voyer - Napoléon

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

    Subtle and elegant.The « best-seller » of François Voyer Cognacs, which pleases the novice as well as the connoisseur ... A superb performance by the Master of cellars ...

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    Excl. Tax: €49.17 Incl. Tax: €59.00

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