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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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  • AE DOR - Hors d'Age Extra n°9

    Vieille Réserve N°9, 40°.

    Limited to a few bottles only. This Eau-de vie with with a rare finesse is the fruit of blending 80% Grande Champagne and 20% Find Bois. The perfection of this great Cognac is in part due to half a century’s ageing in oak barrels. Stored in large glass demijohns and sealed with wax Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €1,056.67 Incl. Tax: €1,268.00

  • Gautier - XO Extra 1755

    XO Extra 1755, the finest cognac from Gautier
    A blend of very old “eaux de vie”, some that have been aged in the “Paradis” wine cellars, this XO Cognac Extra has exceptional complexity and aromatic richness. Its splendid gold marked decanter sublimates the “1755” warm amber and intense colour. A prestigious gift for the true Cognac connoisseurs.

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    Excl. Tax: €71.67 Incl. Tax: €86.00

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