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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For Cognac Extra Origin, the Cellar master of the estate Le Réviseur , has selected the most venerable eaux de vie from the Domaines Francis Abecassis.
'I chose them for their superb strength and richness, remarquable after the many years they've spent in Limousin oak barrels' , explains the cellar master
One will uncover in the foundation mix the elemental personality of REVISEUR Cognacs, magnified by remarkable aging.
ORIGIN alcohol content has been naturally diminished over the years, showing what the specialists say is the ideal cask strength of 45% Alc/vol. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €315.83 Incl. Tax: €379.00