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.
Les Trésors de La Gabare
The quality of this cognac is divine and the only possibility to offer it to the market was to blend it with another cognac to rise the degree. We did this with our Grande Champagne N° 24 and the alcohol content is now 40%.
Les Trésors de La Gabare
“It is one of our treasures and, for this reason, only available in very small quantities.“
Bottled in a one liter original bottle - from the end of the 19th century - with wooden box.
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.
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.
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.