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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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  • Jean Grosperrin -1968- Fins Bois 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "Very clear colour. The nose is very peppery and lemony, with later notes of violet and coffee and then of smoke. It is light and fresh, very slightly rough, and savoury on the palate, with the alcohol still sensible, and a constantly present mineral texture. It is a very fine product resulting from Fins Bois in calcareous soil. A discrete, secret and fine cognac," Le Rouge et le Blanc, 2001.
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €107.50 Incl. Tax: €129.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1971- Grande Champagne Raw from cask

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    2009 release coming from the last unreduced cask! 65°2 of pure happiness with an extraordinary aromatic power. “Sparkling” nose-feel, with some notes of crystallized orange and spices, strong floral presence (jasmine, honeysuckle). Oily feeling in mouth in spite of the strong alcoholic level, surprisingly cooling. The plenitude of the ageing is at its maximum intensity on this non-reduced version. Finishes very long, with a return of spices. Very well-balanced cognac, for aficionados and cognac lovers.

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    Excl. Tax: €232.50 Incl. Tax: €279.00

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1980- Grande Champagne 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Young yellow colour. Powerful and expressive nose (Folle Blanche?), light tobacco notes.
    This cognac needs to breathe in order to fully express its complexity.
    Almond and white flower nose.
    Clean, vanilla and smooth on the palate. First rancios.

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    Excl. Tax: €70.83 Incl. Tax: €85.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1983- Fins Bois

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Nice mahogany hue. Classical nose, well balanced and pleasant. Tasted straight, the effect was very tannic ; mouth-drying and somewhat bitter. Water brings the oily notes forward (adding liqurice), introduces some white flowers notes. After a few minutes, the white flowers notes turn into fruity notes. Viscous, even waxy mouth-feel; some sweetness to start and then spicy (nutmeg, liquorices, cloves) and bitter (wreck wood). Finishes long and nervous.

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    Excl. Tax: €110.83 Incl. Tax: €133.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1989- Petite Champagne 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "I like the freshness and the structure of this cognac on the palate, long and fruity, still on the young side but with a good persistence," Andreas Larsson, 2008.

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

  • Jean Grosperrin -1958- Petite Champagne 35 cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    An old cognac which will astonish you by its complexity.
    Awarded 91/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).          
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €287.50 Incl. Tax: €345.00

  • 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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  • Raymond Ragnaud - Vintage -1988-

    Vintage Cognac is unique since very limited quantities are available. Only a few distillers are wise enough to put aside the good years part of their production to be certified as a specific vintage.

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    Excl. Tax: €0.00 Incl. Tax: €0.00

  • Raymond Ragnaud - Vintage -1989-

    Vintage Cognac is unique since very limited quantities are available. Only a few distillers are wise enough to put aside the good years part of their production to be certified as a specific vintage.

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  • Raymond Ragnaud - Vintage -1990-

    Vintage Cognac is unique since very limited quantities are available. Only a few distillers are wise enough to put aside the good years part of their production to be certified as a specific vintage.

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    Excl. Tax: €89.17 Incl. Tax: €107.00

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