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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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  • Normandin-Mercier - Très Vieille Grande Champagne

    Bears all the attributes of pure Cognacs from the Grande Champagne.

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    Excl. Tax: €495.83 Incl. Tax: €595.00

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  • Normandin-Mercier - Vieille Fine Champagne

    VIEILLE FINE CHAMPAGNE
    Assemblage des deux 1ers Crus de Cognac. La Grande Champagne qui apporte la finesse, la longueur et la distinction et la Petite Champagne qui donne la subtilité, la délicatesse et la douceur.

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    Excl. Tax: €47.50 Incl. Tax: €57.00

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  • Normandin-Mercier - Grande Champagne XO

    GRANDE CHAMPAGNE X.O.
    1er Cru de Cognac.
    Eau de vie pleine et moelleuse bien qu’ayant conservé une certaine fougue grâce à son vieillissement en fûts roux.

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    Excl. Tax: €79.17 Incl. Tax: €95.00

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  • Normandin-Mercier - Vintage -1976-

    PETITE CHAMPAGNE MILLESIME 1976
    SINGLE VINEYARD SINGLE VINTAGE. (Vignoble et année uniques)

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    Excl. Tax: €187.50 Incl. Tax: €225.00

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  • Normandin-Mercier - Grande Champagne Vieille

    GRANDE CHAMPAGNE VIEILLE
    Cognac d’exception, la patience et les années ont permis à ce 1er Cru de Cognac de s’assouplir
    et de concentrer ses arômes pour exprimer toute la longueur et l’élégance de la Grande
    Champagne.

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    Excl. Tax: €124.17 Incl. Tax: €149.00

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  • Louis Royer - XO

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    Louis Royer XO embodies the perfect balance between the most prestigious crus of cognac, and meets the demands of the real connoisseurs. It is elaborated in blending the best eaux de vie which have been carefully selected amongst our oldest stocks.In July 2013 Louis Royer XO Cognac was Named Among The World's Top 120 Spirits by Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal. The publication praised its "Deeply nutty aromas. Midpalate highlights aspects of honey, cocoa and chocolate orange. Aftertaste is luscious, honeyed and profoundly deep."

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    Excl. Tax: €118.33 Incl. Tax: €142.00

  • Leyrat - XO Vieille Réserve

    Old gold in colour.
    A complex nose opens with nutty aromas, pastry and butterscotch and a hint of dry leaves.
    The nose evolves to more pronounced dry fruit and nuts with vanilla undertones.
    The palate is present and initially quite dry with the long clean finish typical of Leyrat cognacs.

    Many awards at spirits competitions.

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    Excl. Tax: €60.00 Incl. Tax: €72.00

  • Leyrat - XO Elite

    Old gold in colour.
    The nose is more delicate than the X.O. with dominant floral aromas and mature wood character. It evolves to spice, pepper and sandalwood as well as the walnuts and irises typical of fine ‘rançio’.
    The palate is complex, dense and outstandingly long.

    Many awards at spirits competitions.

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    Excl. Tax: €108.33 Incl. Tax: €130.00

  • Leyrat - Extra

    Old gold in colour.
    The nose has remarkable floral freshness with leafy undertones.
    This first impression yields to fine spice, notably cinnamon and pronounced aromas of stewed fruit and quince. The palate is exceptional for its smoothness, packed with peach and apricot flavours and with a hint of resin and honey in an elegant and powerful finish.

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    Excl. Tax: €216.67 Incl. Tax: €260.00

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  • Leyrat - Très Vieux

    Deep old gold in colour.
    The nose epitomises Cognac having been aged for a prolonged period with a panoply of spicey and cigar-box aromas. With time oakier notes appear and damp leafy humus with a hint of forest mushroom.
    The palate is long and spicy with honey and a slightly dry finish typical of such venerable Cognac.

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    Excl. Tax: €282.50 Incl. Tax: €339.00

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