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 »
Tiffon's Cognac Extra is a blend of vintage Cognacs matured for three generations. The family have been making Cognac at their Chateau de Triac estate since 1875. An excellent example of long-aged Cognac.
An elegant decanter from Leyrat, containing their Glory Extra Cognac. This cognac has come from a group of barrels hidden at the back of Leyrat's "Chai Paradise" cellar. There are no records as to how long the casks had sat maturing, but it's at least 40 years old.
Delemain's excellent Très Venerable Cognac de Grande Champagne, blended from spirit averaging 45-50 years of age, and cut from a strength of 45% down to 40% using old, weaker eaux-de-vie to maximise the depth of flavour.
An old bottling of Martell's best selling VSOP Medaillon Cognac. The historic house was founded in 1715 by Jean Martell. Martell are famed for using a high proportion of Borderies grapes, giving their Cognacs a nuttier taste. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.