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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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  • Le Réviseur - XO

    Amber in colour.
    The initial nose has soft oak and vanilla. The nose develops to a very elegant ‘rancio’ with delicious dried fruit and nut aromas.
    The palate is soft and lingering with liquorice and ‘rancio’ flavours.

    Many awards at spirits competitions.

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    Excl. Tax: €81.67 Incl. Tax: €98.00

  • Estève - Réserve de la Famille

    Jacques Esteve offer to trusted connoisseurs and all those who search for the ultimate in quality and authenticity for which his family is renowned.

    A Cognac many times recognized and awarded: 2000 2011– GOLD Concours des Vignerons indépendants de France 2006 – GOLD Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2009 – SILVER Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2010 – Bronze Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2010 – SILVER Concours des Vignerons Indépendants de France Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €76.67 Incl. Tax: €92.00

  • Château de Montifaud - XO - Sabina

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic. 

    XO of Château de Montifaud is proposed in four presentations.

    Sabina decanter with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €45.83 Incl. Tax: €55.00

  • Château de Montifaud - XO -

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic.

    Ariane bottle with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €54.33 Incl. Tax: €65.20

  • Cognac Château de Montifaud - XO - Helios

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic. 

    XO of Château de Montifaud is proposed in four presentations.

    Helios decanter with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €67.50 Incl. Tax: €81.00

  • Château de Montifaud - Héritage Louis Vallet

    Cask strength Eau de Vie 45-50 years old.
    Blend of eaux de vie between 1947 and 1955.

    Antic bottle verre soufflé. Gift box on request with extra cost.

    The eaux-de-vie used for this blend go back to 1947 to 1955, and are matured in oak barrels. When ageing has reached its peak, this cognac will be put into Glass Dame Jeanne (also called DemiJohns) in order to stop maturation. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €124.17 Incl. Tax: €149.00

  • Château de Montifaud - XO - Kéops

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic.

    XO of Château de Montifaud is proposed in four presentations.

    Kéops decanter with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €68.33 Incl. Tax: €82.00

  • Château de Montifaud - Réserve Spéciale Michel Vallet

    Special Reserve Michel Vallet : (Helios decanter)

    The hints of linden flowers remain very present whereas the flowers on the vine have almost disappeared. There are dreied flowers and vanilla.

    In the mouth : apricot and plum. Not aggressive to the palate but the wood is more perceptible than in the VSOP.
     

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    Excl. Tax: €45.83 Incl. Tax: €55.00

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