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.
FINE PETITE CHAMPAGNE VSOP
Youngest quality of Normandin-Mercier cognacs. This Fine Petite Champagne was raised in same oak barrels and in the same cellars than the other qualities. Bottled after 7 years ageing.