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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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  • ABK6 - ICE COGNAC

    Deep old gold in colour.
    The nose displays aromatic richness with dried fruit and nuts and the liquorice aromas typical of well matured Cognacs.
    Its develops towards the spice and characteristic fruit pastry notes which are our signature.
    The palate is dense and smooth yet elegant and with considerable finesse.

    Many awards at spirits competitions.

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    Excl. Tax: €35.00 Incl. Tax: €42.00

  • Louis Bouron - VS

    Family Property since 1832, Louis Bouron is one of the only owners whose vineyard is spread over 3 of the best growths (crus) of the official region of the Cognac. Thanks to this specificity, their Cognac and Pineau des Charentes are the result of a smooth combination of the roundness & suppleness of Fins Bois, the violet flavour of Borderies and the floral bouquet of Petite Champagne.

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    Excl. Tax: €20.83 Incl. Tax: €25.00

  • Brillet - VS Long Drink

    Strong, top quality and fruity, this young cognac is aged in old oak barrels, with only a small amount of tannin equally good drunk as a digestive or as an aperitif in a cocktail or as a long drink.

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    Excl. Tax: €25.00 Incl. Tax: €30.00

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Le Cognac is dedicated to further the presence of the small Cognac Houses in the global market.
It is present in the USA through its participation in Cognac Inc, a licensed importer of high-end Cognacs
and animates Club Cognac, a worldwide network of Cognac lovers and sommeliers.
1801 Cordova Street
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
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