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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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  • Château de Montifaud - XO - Kéops

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic.

    XO of Château de Montifaud is proposed in four presentations.

    Kéops decanter with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €61.67 Incl. Tax: €74.00

  • Château de Montifaud - Réserve Spéciale Michel Vallet

    Special Reserve Michel Vallet : (Helios decanter)

    The hints of linden flowers remain very present whereas the flowers on the vine have almost disappeared. There are dreied flowers and vanilla.

    In the mouth : apricot and plum. Not aggressive to the palate but the wood is more perceptible than in the VSOP.
     

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    Excl. Tax: €37.50 Incl. Tax: €45.00

  • Couprie - XO Très Vieille Réserve

    This XO, made with expertise handed down from generation to generation, has an oaky character provided by Limousin oak barrels. The blend has been patiently aged for decades, and the youngest component has spent many years in barrel.

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    Excl. Tax: €57.50 Incl. Tax: €69.00

  • Couprie - Napoléon

     

    The youngest Cognac in this blend is aged for long time in Limousin oak barrels (including several years in new barrels).

    Elegant copper highlights, a lingering bouquet, and a powerful, round flavour make this a very distinguished Cognac. The oaky characteristics and candied fruit flavours coat the palate after the first sip.

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    Excl. Tax: €39.17 Incl. Tax: €47.00

  • Couprie - XO Carafe Elégance

    This XO, made with expertise handed down from generation to generation, has an oaky character provided by Limousin oak barrels. The blend has been patiently aged for decades, and the youngest component has spent many years in barrel.

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    Excl. Tax: €99.17 Incl. Tax: €119.00

  • Couprie - Hors d'Age

    This rich, expertly-blended Cognac is distilled in a generations-old 10 hectolitre pot still and aged in Limousin oak barrels in our calm, dark, humid cellars. Patient natural ageing has done wonders for this Hors d'Age blend.

    This Cognac epitomises the expertise and care lavished by several generations. It reflects the best possible use of oak to reveal and highlight a beautiful mahogany colour and an intense rancio aroma.

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    Excl. Tax: €104.17 Incl. Tax: €125.00

  • Couprie - Decanter Hors d'Age Wooden box

    This rich, expertly-blended Cognac is distilled in a generations-old 10 hectolitre pot still and aged in Limousin oak barrels in our calm, dark, humid cellars. Patient natural ageing has done wonders for this Hors d'Age blend.

    This Cognac epitomises the expertise and care lavished by several generations. It reflects the best possible use of oak to reveal and highlight a beautiful mahogany colour and an intense rancio aroma.

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    Excl. Tax: €165.83 Incl. Tax: €199.00

  • Delamain - Trio de Vieux Cognacs - 3 x 20cl

    Trio of PALE & DRY, VESPER, TRES VENERABLE. Three little bottles of 20cl in a box. Nice present to discover three magnificient qualities of the Delamain House.

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    Excl. Tax: €120.00 Incl. Tax: €144.00

  • Delamain - VESPER Vieux Cognac

    Vesper is the sixth canonical hour celebrated each late-afternoon: the name of this Cognac Delamain reflects its richness and near worshipful feeling .Amber tone with a bright reflection of pure gold. Powerful and persisting perfumes from this old cognac coming from the Grande Champagne.

    The know how of the cognac house Delamain is fully explicit in the process of blending from natural strength (around 50% vol.) down to 40, with waht is called the 'Faibles' (weak). Its style is round, full bodied, mature and mellow. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €107.08 Incl. Tax: €128.50

  • Delamain - Le Voyage de Delamain

    Un voyage de rève
    In the middle of the 18th century, James Delamain, a young man from Ireland, undertook a journey to France tracing the steps of his ancestors a century earlier. He discovered the rolling countryside of the Charente, where he promptly settled to start a family and establish his company.

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    Excl. Tax: €5,112.50 Incl. Tax: €6,135.00

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