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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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  • 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: €81.67 Incl. Tax: €98.00

  • Raymond Ragnaud - Vintage -1991-

    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: €79.17 Incl. Tax: €95.00

  • Raymond Ragnaud - Vintage -1992-

    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: €77.50 Incl. Tax: €93.00

  • 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 -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

  • Jean Grosperrin -1980- Grande Champagne

    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: €120.83 Incl. Tax: €145.00

  • 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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