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 litre bottle of Martell's XO supreme cognac. A blend of eaux-de-vie from Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois to produce a rich and complex cognac that was aged in the House's top cellars - Paradis and Purgatoire.
An old bottle of Hine Antique Cognac. 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.
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.
An old bottle of Hine Antique Cognac. 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 1950s as it does not carry the 1962-granted royal warrant.
A beuatifully presented blend of 10 Grande Champagne cognacs, selected for a combination of elegance and richness, and aged for at least 30 years in Limousin oak. The decanter's pedestal is frosted to give a pearly look and the glass has been produced by Cristalleries des Vosges.