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.
This rich, expertly-blended Cognac is distilled in a generations-old 10 hectolitre pot still and aged in Limousin oak barrels in our calm, dark, humid cellars. Patient natural ageing has done wonders for this Hors d'Age blend.
This Cognac epitomises the expertise and care lavished by several generations. It reflects the best possible use of oak to reveal and highlight a beautiful mahogany colour and an intense rancio aroma.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €165.83 Incl. Tax: €199.00
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A Very Old Cognac presented in its luxurious golden box.
Produced exclusively from the CHATEAU DE BEAULON (XVth century) vineyards situated in the heart of the Saintonge region, within the region of Cognac.
- Chalky hillsides bathed in sunlight.
Respect for the environment, only NATURAL organic fertilisers are used to the exclusion of all chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Grape Varieties : Specific to the Château de Beaulon vineyard which transmits its own remarkable personality :
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With his roots firmly planted in the pure, time-honoured tradition of his ancestors, a man content in the shadows and a conjuror of magical aromas, Pascal will be happy to welcome you into his cellars where you can discover and share his Collection Privée.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €366.67 Incl. Tax: €440.00
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In 1791 young Thomas HINE left the family home in Dorset, England for Jarnac in France to learn the language. He probably would have eventually returned home. Fate, however, intervened when he fell in love with Françoise Elisabeth, daughter of a great cognac family. He married her in 1797 and patiently learnt the art of cognac making, which he was to elevate to its highest form of expression.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €1,865.00 Incl. Tax: €2,238.00