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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 -1982- PETITE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC DE COLLECTION

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Pale mahogany colour. The nose is fresh and elegant, surprisingly living nose for a 27 years old Cognac (may blossom, honey, fresh caramel). The flavor is hot and as fresh as the nose-feel, but also less “sparkling”: prunes, fresh grapes.... Well-balanced and pleasant.

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    Excl. Tax: €139.17 Incl. Tax: €167.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1983- Cognac Fins Bois COGNAC DE COLLECTION

    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: €119.58 Incl. Tax: €143.50

  • Jean Grosperrin -33 Ans Borderies Cognac de Collection

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Pale yellow colour. Very fine cognac, fresher than that of 1989. The aroma of distillation is still perceptible. Full of smoothness and elegance. Lively and direct on the palate.

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    Excl. Tax: €162.50 Incl. Tax: €195.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1990- Cognac Fins Bois COGNAC DE COLLECTION

    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: €82.50 Incl. Tax: €99.00

  • 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

  • Hine -1981- Early Landed "Collector"

    For each exceptional year, HINE sets aside casks specifically for vintages.
    The Early Landed are aged in bonded cellars near Bristol (UK) under the guard of the local authority.
    In 1981, Ronald Reagan succeeds Jimmy Carter, as the 40th President of the United States.

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    Excl. Tax: €487.50 Incl. Tax: €585.00

  • Hine -1983- Early Landed

    For each exceptional year, HINE sets aside casks specifically for vintages.
    The Early Landed are aged in bonded cellars near Bristol (UK) under the guard of the local authority.

    In 1983, Australia won the America's cup for the first time in its history, the US having won for the last 132 years.

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    Excl. Tax: €278.33 Incl. Tax: €334.00

  • 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

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