For the past three centuries cognac has been almost universally recognised as the finest of all the spirits that are distilled from grapes. It has many incomparable qualities: fruitiness, subtlety of bouquet, intensity, warmth and, above all, the complexity of the many thousands of styles and flavours from a (predominantly) single grape variety. Read More »
A prestige cuvee from Martell, creation Grand Extra is created using some of the oldest and most delicious eaux-de-vie at the company's disposal, and packaged in a visually arresting curved bottle, whose daring design may well end up as a classic.
An old presentation of Delamain's massively popular Reserve de la Famille cognac, made entirely from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne region of Cognac. We estimate that this was bottled sometime in the 1980s.
An old bottling of 3 star (now known as VS) Cognac from Lucien Foucauld. The house was founded back in 1847 and only uses the Ugni Blanc grape as the base for their Cognacs. We estimate this was bottled in the 1920s.
A beautiful bottle of 50 year-old cognac from the Croizet house, one of the most long-established and well-respected producers in France. It's just extraordinary that they choose to sell it in such a horrifically naff cardboard box. Best ditch the box and buy one of those gift bags you get in Smiths. Or drink it yourself.
A 1980s bottling of 1950 vintage Hine. Hine cognacs that have been aged for over 30 years tend to be softer in style than their younger bottlings, but with a real richness and complexity that is hard to find replicated elsewhere in the region.
Michel Forgeron was established in 1977, though his family had owned the property since the turn of the century - presumably originally blacksmiths (the English translation of 'Forgeron'). Aged for at least 45 years, this is a blend of their finest Cognacs.