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.
With this Park Fins Bois single cru, organic Cognac, The Tessendier family shows its engagement towards a responsible and sensible approach towards the environment. This organic Cognac is made with wines from the clay-limestone soils situated above the Charente Valley, in the Fins Bois area. One of the rare Cognacs labelled AB, EcoCert and FR BIO Agriculture UE. Without any additive, wood supplement, sugar nor caramel, this cognac which is guaranteed pure. But you will not only choose it because it is organic but also for its roundness, its perfect balance between fruit and floral aromas. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €36.67 Incl. Tax: €44.00
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This exceptional Cognac has required years of patient care and ageing in order to reach this rare level of smoothness; The aromas are concentrated with elegance. The wooden crate requires an extra 10 euros for handling and shipping. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €150.00 Incl. Tax: €180.00
This is at the same time a soft and full-bodied spirit aged in red oak barrels. The Eye shows amber tones. Nose is mostly fruity (dried fruits, hazelnut , almonds, candied and citrus fruits), spiced (cinnamon, vanilla), sweetened (honeyed). Discover a wide array of rancio (Port wine, smoked, chocolate-brown), cereal (brioche), vegetable (dry spices, light tobacco), Woody. The mouth is ample and round. Fruity (dried fruits), spicy, woody, long.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €101.67 Incl. Tax: €122.00