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.
François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...)
If you are wise enough to taste it slowly leaving it time enough to unfold in the glass this Cognac will reward you with inimitable aromas of truffles, wood berries, and delicate accents of pepper and vanilla.
Beautiful Crystal decanter in a very prestigious presentation wooden box, especially designed to be used as a cigar box. The perfection of the Cognac in the most exclusive packaging : Elegance in its most luxurious form !
Mr Guerbé likes to describe his Vielle Grande Champagne Cognac as a 'young older man full temper and presence'.
Prestigious eau-de-vie, available in limited quantities. A Blend of eaux de vie in which the oldest are 40 years old.
Created in 1888 by Edouard HINE to celebrate the victory of man over the phylloxera disease, which completely eradicated French vineyards.
An exceptional blend of over 50 selected rare cognacs, coming exclusively from the Grande Champagne district.
Created in 1991 by Bernard & Jacques HINE, the great great great great grandsons of Thomas HINE to celebrate to bicentenary of their ancestor's arrival in France. They selected their most prestigious cognac, TRIOMPHE, for this occasion.
Jean Fillioux classic and many times awarded. in July 2013, Jean Fillioux Reserve Familiale Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac was named named Top 40 Spirit in the world by F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, praised it for its "Tart, densely fruity, startlingly fresh for its age, and acutely resiny; midpalate is multilayered, cheese-like, woodsy, herbal, honeyed and rich. Crazy delicious. Phenomenally luscious. A benchmark for the ages from the genius of Pascal Fillioux."
A jewel for the superb Reserve Familiale, a sumptuous “ Sèvres ” Crystal Decanter. Very luxurious grey/blue plain wooden box, blue leather, silver label. Only the luxury. Each decanter is numbered.
Jean Fillioux classic and many times awarded.
Les Trésors de La Gabare
“Dark colour, very sweet and mature nose, dried fruits, prunes, sweet chocolate pralines and some hints of dried flowers, very complex, the palate has good bite, very distinct, an aged sweetness, leather and nutty aromas, really long and rich aftertaste, complex”, Andreas Larsson, 2008.
Awarded **** by La Revue des Vins de France (France, 2006).
Awarded 92/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).