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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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  • Hine -1975-

    For each exceptional year, HINE sets aside casks specifically for vintages.
    They are aged in 18th century cellars in Jarnac under two locks and keys - one belonging to HINE and the other kept by the Cognac authorities.

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    Excl. Tax: €349.17 Incl. Tax: €419.00

  • Hine -1960- "Collector"

    For each exceptional year, HINE sets aside casks specifically for vintages.
    They are aged in 18th century cellars in Jarnac under two locks and keys - one belonging to HINE and the other kept by the Cognac authorities.

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    Excl. Tax: €554.17 Incl. Tax: €665.00

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  • Jean Fillioux -1992- Private Collection

    With his roots firmly planted in the pure, time-honoured tradition of his ancestors, a man content in the shadows and a conjuror of magical aromas, Pascal will be happy to welcome you into his cellars where you can discover and share his Collection Privée.

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    Excl. Tax: €69.17 Incl. Tax: €83.00

  • Cognac Jean Fillioux - SO ELEGANTISSIME XO

    Very floral nose, spring flowers, hawthorn, wild rose, acacia, with some notes of white peach and nectarine. a marginally of violet bonbon. Deliciously lively on the palate with some aromas of fruit, lemon tart, dried apricot. lengthy finish with some notes of sweet spices, coriander, and cardamon.
    in one word… Elegantissime! Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €85.00 Incl. Tax: €102.00

  • Cognac Jean Fillioux - Cognac XO MOULIN ROUGE

    This very old Eau-de-Vie exhibits an amber hue and expresses terrific aromas of vanilla, orange marmalade and pears Leather and praline complete this divine fragrant palette, which bewilders with its remarkable smoothness. Admire it, taste it, and let yourself be carried away by an explosion of feathers, glitter and pearls, of delicate aromas and exquisite flavours Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €146.67 Incl. Tax: €176.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1944- Grande Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Same origin and history as the 1944 FINS BOIS. The feminine softness of the Grande Champagne area is confirmed here. Give it time to reveal itself; you will discover a delicate union between the stripped tannins of its roughness and the refinement of the flavours of the cognac.
    Rough from cask.

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    Excl. Tax: €658.33 Incl. Tax: €790.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1968- Fins Bois

    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: €240.00 Incl. Tax: €288.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1970- Grande Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Same origin as the Grande Champagne 1980 and 1971. This batch was aged in a very old ORECO warehouse located in Fins Bois. Some barrels were reduced, others were not.

    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €235.83 Incl. Tax: €283.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1971- Grande Champagne (réduit)

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "A straightforward cognac," Saveurs, France, 2006. "Elegant nose with notes of hazelnut, chocolate, plum, and cigar box. Very lovely on the palate, fine structure with a nice freshness, mature flavours. Long and complex finish," Andreas Larsson, 2008. Excellent maturity and a certain fullness. The powerfulness of Grande Champagne combines with the maturity of ageing. A cognac to savour over a long time, sip by sip, eyes closed, in the tranquil peace of a late afternoon of November (…). Pure pleasure! Sommelier International, 2009.

    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €204.17 Incl. Tax: €245.00

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1973- Cognac de Collection Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Powerful floral and honey aroma. It is light and frank on the palate, with a liquorice and ginger finish.

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

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