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.
The Dupeyron House is one of the oldest Armagnac house and is 100% family owned. Ryst Dupeyron have one of the largest vintage collection of about 100 different years from 1850. Ryst-Dupeyron is settled in Condom, in the very heart of the Armagnac region, in the beautiful house of the Marquis de Bonnas.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €176.67 Incl. Tax: €212.00
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François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...).
A Rare Premier Cognac, present in many of the very best French restaurants … 'Highly recommended' by F Paul Pacult (famous spirit expert).
Gold Medal at Concours Général Agricole of Paris 2010 !Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €179.58 Incl. Tax: €215.50
Jean Fillioux classic and many times awarded. in July 2013, Jean Fillioux Reserve Familiale Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac was named named Top 40 Spirit in the world by F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, praised it for its "Tart, densely fruity, startlingly fresh for its age, and acutely resiny; midpalate is multilayered, cheese-like, woodsy, herbal, honeyed and rich. Crazy delicious. Phenomenally luscious. A benchmark for the ages from the genius of Pascal Fillioux."Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €207.50 Incl. Tax: €249.00
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Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage
"A straightforward cognac," Saveurs, France, 2006. "Elegant nose with notes of hazelnut, chocolate, plum, and cigar box. Very lovely on the palate, fine structure with a nice freshness, mature flavours. Long and complex finish," Andreas Larsson, 2008. Excellent maturity and a certain fullness. The powerfulness of Grande Champagne combines with the maturity of ageing. A cognac to savour over a long time, sip by sip, eyes closed, in the tranquil peace of a late afternoon of November (…). Pure pleasure! Sommelier International, 2009.
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