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 3 star cognac (now called VS) from Bisquit. The brand was established in 1819 and the Château of the same name was built in the heart of Cognac at the end of the 19th century. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s, about the time the house was celebrating its 150th anniversary.
A 1975 vintage XO Cognac from historic house Chateau de Beaulon. They are specialists in ageing cognac for at least twice the legal limit in both Limousin and Tronçais oak. This is a soft cognac with complex notes of candied fruit and vanilla.
An old bottling of top selling Cognac brand Martell's VS. Founded in 1715, Martell are one of the oldest producers in the region. They use a high proportion of stock from the Borderies region, which gives nuttier notes than those from the Champagne regions. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.