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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 -1944- Bons Bois

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Awarded 94/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).
    Unusual in this “cru” because of its lightness and its density. An astonishing vitality, smooth and round with a prune mouthfeel that will stay in your memory for a long time. The "petits crus" have also their wonders!
    Rough from cask.

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    Excl. Tax: €508.33 Incl. Tax: €610.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1961- Borderies

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Ample, spicy, complex nose. Palate: progressive attack, marked by soft spiced notes and subsequent wood notes (cedar, conifers, mushrooms). Cognac of the mouth and the throat. Spicy finish.
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €118.33 Incl. Tax: €142.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1944- Grande Champagne 35 cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Same origin and history as the 1944 FINS BOIS. The feminine softness of the Grande Champagne area is confirmed here. Give it time to reveal itself; you will discover a delicate union between the stripped tannins of its roughness and the refinement of the flavours of the cognac.
    Rough from cask.

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    Excl. Tax: €357.50 Incl. Tax: €429.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1968- Fins Bois 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "Very clear colour. The nose is very peppery and lemony, with later notes of violet and coffee and then of smoke. It is light and fresh, very slightly rough, and savoury on the palate, with the alcohol still sensible, and a constantly present mineral texture. It is a very fine product resulting from Fins Bois in calcareous soil. A discrete, secret and fine cognac," Le Rouge et le Blanc, 2001.
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €107.50 Incl. Tax: €129.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1980- Grande Champagne 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Young yellow colour. Powerful and expressive nose (Folle Blanche?), light tobacco notes.
    This cognac needs to breathe in order to fully express its complexity.
    Almond and white flower nose.
    Clean, vanilla and smooth on the palate. First rancios.

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    Excl. Tax: €70.83 Incl. Tax: €85.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1989- Petite Champagne 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "I like the freshness and the structure of this cognac on the palate, long and fruity, still on the young side but with a good persistence," Andreas Larsson, 2008.

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    Excl. Tax: €57.50 Incl. Tax: €69.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1958- Petite Champagne 35 cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    An old cognac which will astonish you by its complexity.
    Awarded 91/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).          
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €287.50 Incl. Tax: €345.00

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