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 »
An old bottle of Hine Antique Fine Champagne. The current edition is now declared an XO, but still used a very similar bottle design this its predecessor. We estimate that this was bottled sometime in the 1960s.
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 elegant presentation for Hine's premium Triomphe cognac. A complex spirit blended from over 50 carefully selected, well-aged cognacs all produced in Grande Champagne and matured in small casks in Hine's Jarnac cellars. A fantastic example of Hine's attention to quality.
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.