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 beautiful and very old bottle of Grande Champagne des Heritiers cognac, bottled by Berry Brothers. This was distilled back in 1848, before the phylloxera epidemic, and is very much a slice of spirits history.
An 1893 vintage cognac from Denis Mounié, a producer founded when Justin Denis and Henri Mounié joined forces and merged their vineyards in 1838. The spirit is packaged in a solid crystal decanter made by Baccarat.
A wonderful large old 2.25 litre bottle of 1906 vintage Fine Champagne cognac from Croizet in amazing condition for its age. Fine Champagne means that the eaux-de-vie used came only from Grande Champagne & Petite Champagne, the two best regions.
L'Esprit de Cognac is Courvoisier's ne plus ultra expression of one of the world's noblest spirits, and has been crafted from some of the finest Cognac vintages of the last 200 years - the youngest eau-de-vie used in the assemblage is from 1930, while the oldest dates from the Napoleonic era.
Frapin Cuvée 1888 honours company founder Piere Frapin, who in 1888 selected the cuvee that won a Gold Medal at the World Fair in Paris. Some of the cognacs used in the assemblage pre-date 1888, and a high proportion of the little-seen Folle Blanche grape is used. Presented in a crystal decanter with a spiral of gold thread and a 24-carat gold stopper, plus a gilded fob watch containing a block of Pierre Frapin perfume.
A very limited and sought after cognac from the house of Delamain. A blend of their finest old Grande Champagne cognacs presented in a Baccarat decanter itself sat inside a fan-shaped gift box styled after an old school camera's bellows.
A magnum of Rémy Martin's famed super-premium cognac, the Louis XIII, presented in a large numbered Baccarat crystal decanter. This set includes the presentation box and numbered stopper, but not the numbered booklet.