Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age.
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.
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.