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 bottling of Martell Cordon Noir. Cordon Noir was launched in the early 1980s for the duty free market. It was made from 15-20 year old cognac selected from 4 of the best vineyards. Unfortunately, this was discontinued sometime in the 1990s and is now somewhat hard to come by.
Delamain is a well regarded Cognac house, whose house style is about elegance and subtlety rather than out-and-out power. This is an old bottling of the now defunct Tres Vieux Cognac de Grande Champagne.
A blend of around a hundred full bodied eaux-de-vie relaunched in 2009 by Yann Fillioux as a tribute to James Hennessy. Privé is a poised and harmonious cognac that is delicious as a sipping drink, or even as a match for sweet interprandial snacks.
An old presentation bottle of Delamain's Reserve de la Famille Cognac. Exceptionally fine, rare cognac of remarkable purity. Product of a single cask aged between 50 and 60 years. Unblended, with the alcohol naturally reduced by age.
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.