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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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  • 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

  • Gautier - XO Lantern

    This Cognac range is a unique and exclusive presentation especially developped for gift giving.
    These specific packagings are the reproduction of old fishermen symbols : the ship’s wheel and the lantern.
    Exclusive packaging are made with glass, wood and rope.
    Ship’s wheel, available in XO 700 ml.
    Lantern, available in XO 700 ml.

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    Excl. Tax: €78.33 Incl. Tax: €94.00

  • Gautier - XO Wheel

    This Cognac range is a unique and exclusive presentation especially developped for gift giving.
    These specific packagings are the reproduction of old fishermen symbols : the ship’s wheel and the lantern.
    Exclusive packaging are made with glass, wood and rope.
    Ship’s wheel, available in XO 700 ml.
    Lantern, available in XO 700 ml.

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    Excl. Tax: €105.83 Incl. Tax: €127.00

  • Bowen XO

    It offers an extremely rich bouquet, characterized by the distinctive presence of subtle floral touches, violets from the Borderies, iris from the Petites Champagnes distilled on the lees.

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    Excl. Tax: €91.67 Incl. Tax: €110.00

  • AE DOR - Hors d'Age Extra n°9

    Vieille Réserve N°9, 40°.

    Limited to a few bottles only. This Eau-de vie with with a rare finesse is the fruit of blending 80% Grande Champagne and 20% Find Bois. The perfection of this great Cognac is in part due to half a century’s ageing in oak barrels. Stored in large glass demijohns and sealed with wax Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €1,056.67 Incl. Tax: €1,268.00

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