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Cognac Regions

Cognac is rarely born of a single eau-de-vie or a single growing area, but generally from a blend of different ages and crus, sometimes up to a hundred of them.

It can be made also exclusively from certain “cru”, for example exclusively from “Grande Champagne”, but of different ages.

Grande Champagne : about 13,000 hectares of clay and compact chalk soil. The Grande Champagne cru is located around the town of Segonzac. It produces a very fine, high-quality Cognac. It is known as the Premier Cru du Cognac.

Petite Champagne : some 16,000 hectares of clay and a more compact chalky layer of soil. Petit Champagne is very much of the same quality, but a touch lighter. It’s vineyards lie to the south-west and south-east of Grande Champagne.

Fine Champagne : The blending of Grande and Petite Champagne with a minimum of 50% of Grande Champagne is called “Fine Champagne”.

Borderies : only 4,000 hectares of unique soil on the plateau above Charente river. The eau de vie has a slight nutty taste. Borderies, which lie around the town of Burie (north-west of City of Cognac), is the smallest of the crus in the terms of acreage. Eaux-de-vie from Borderies has rich, flowery aromas and it is known as "…Cognac that ladies prefer".

Fins Bois : 37,000 hectares of soil. characterized by quick aging environment. A subtle flowery bouquet characterizes this eau de vie. The largest, and by far the intriguing cru, is Fins Bois. Geographically, it rings the other three crus. It lies, approximately, in the triangle between the towns of Rouilliac, Matha and Pons. It has a rich, full, strong aromas with a touch of the maritime climate.

Bons Bois : less chalky but more earthy soil of 16,000 hectares that is well reflected in the eau de vie.

Bois Ordinaires et Bois Communs (Bois a Terroir); 30,000 hectares of soil influenced by the Atlantic climate. Bons Bois and Bois Ordinaires are the exterior crus heavily influenced by the climate of the Atlantic ocean. They contribute less and less to the overall production of Cognac but are, nevertheless, known to produce some interesting Cognacs.

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  • Gautier - XO Extra 1755

    XO Extra 1755, the finest cognac from Gautier
    A blend of very old “eaux de vie”, some that have been aged in the “Paradis” wine cellars, this XO Cognac Extra has exceptional complexity and aromatic richness. Its splendid gold marked decanter sublimates the “1755” warm amber and intense colour. A prestigious gift for the true Cognac connoisseurs.

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    Excl. Tax: €71.67 Incl. Tax: €86.00

  • Hine - Antique XO Fine Champagne

    A blend of more than 40 cognacs drawn from both the Grande and Petite Champagne districts and aged for more than one generation.
    ANTIQUE XO is the house’s flagship, first blended by Thomas George HINE in 1920.

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    Excl. Tax: €115.83 Incl. Tax: €139.00

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  • Hine - Cigar Reserve

    Bernard HINE & Nicholas Freeman, the late chairman of UK Havana cigar importers, Hunters & Frankau, combined their lifetime experience to produce this unique cognac, especially created for the cigar connoisseur.

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    Excl. Tax: €74.17 Incl. Tax: €89.00

  • Louis Bouron - XO

    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: €56.67 Incl. Tax: €68.00

  • Louis Royer - XO

    Louis Royer XO embodies the perfect balance between the most prestigious crus of cognac, and meets the demands of the real connoisseurs. It is elaborated in blending the best eaux de vie which have been carefully selected amongst our oldest stocks.In July 2013 Louis Royer XO Cognac was Named Among The World's Top 120 Spirits by Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal. The publication praised its "Deeply nutty aromas. Midpalate highlights aspects of honey, cocoa and chocolate orange. Aftertaste is luscious, honeyed and profoundly deep."

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    Excl. Tax: €118.33 Incl. Tax: €142.00

  • Rémy Martin - Black Pearl

    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.

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    Excl. Tax: €16,666.67 Incl. Tax: €20,000.00

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  • Rémy Martin - Louis XIII

    The creation of the Louis XIII cognac in 1874 is in no way a coincidence. It represents the absolute mastery of time, a succession of daring initiatives and an unceasing quest for quality within the House of Rémy Martin. Louis XIII, the prestigious bond between the past and the future, opens – with the passion of three generations of cellar masters – the doors to the great saga of luxury spirits. It illustrates the collective work of men with strong ties to their land and the guardians of secular secrets.Their art will cross the 20th century. It will embrace the future with a steadfast faith and an extraordinary boldness.This art is similar to that of cathedral builders who never saw the completion of their work and used only the best materials for their building.

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