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.
Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl hand-blown Baccarat crystal decanters offers pure flashes of silver, black and anthracite colors.
This Ultra Exclusive Limited edition of one single tierçons, the C100-46 century-old tierçons barrel. The 2nd and last tierçon barrel is to be released by the Hériard Dubreuil’s family Private Reserve
The Louis XIII cognac inside is a blend of around 1200 different eaux-de-vie (coming from the Grande Champagne region exclusively), aged between 40 to 100 years
Only 358 individually-numbered decanters exist in the world.