A Cognac may be sold only 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.
A 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.
Old gold in colour.
The nose is complex with stewed fruit and woody notes which are followed by brioche,
vanilla, apple and cinnamon.
The palate has an excellent full structure with a long finish of vanilla and woody flavours.
Many awards at spirits competitions.