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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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  • 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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    Regular Price: €135.00

    Special Price Excl. Tax: €90.83 Incl. Tax: €109.00

  • Delamain - VESPER Vieux Cognac

    Amber tone with a bright reflection of pure gold. Powerful and persisting perfumes from this old cognac coming from the Grande Champagne.

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    Excl. Tax: €115.00 Incl. Tax: €138.00

  • 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: €5,204.17 Incl. Tax: €6,245.00

  • Delamain - Extra Vieux Cognac

    Older than Pale & Dry XO and Vesper, the EXTRA de Grande Champagne shows deep maturity and a full-bodied bouquet. The EXTRA de Grande Champagne is an original decanter, designed and blown for Delamain, in its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €236.67 Incl. Tax: €284.00

  • Delamain - Très Vénérable

    Very old cognac.

    Roundness and complexity of very old and mature cognac, delicacy and elegance due to its origin: the Grande Champagne.

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    Excl. Tax: €240.83 Incl. Tax: €289.00

  • 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

  • Estève - Réserve de la Famille

    Jacques Esteve offer to trusted connoisseurs and all those who search for the ultimate in quality and authenticity for which his family is renowed.

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

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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 - 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

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