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 very old 1930s bottling of 1854 vintage cognac from A De Luze. A slice of liquid history, made using old vine grapes picked before the phylloxera epidemic destroyed most of them. An incredible opportunity to taste cognac as it used to be.
A historic bottle of 1875 vintage Cognac from Anot Freres. This would have been distilled just before the phylloxera epidemic took hold and is a rare surviving example from before that era. We estimate this was bottled in the 1920s, when the disease had all but been eradicated.
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 1848 vintage Cognac bottled by Bordeaux négociants J.J. Mortier. Given that the company was only founded in 1889, the contents of this bottle may well be over 40 years old. Louis Mortier, the founder, was manager at the prestigious Château Lafite Rothschild between 1900 and 1920.
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.
An incredible old bottle of cognac - if you look around online you will find this bottle hailed as an impressive piece of history. An 1872 vintage cognac from Camus, distilled from old vine grapes before the phylloxera epidemic wiped them out. Very rare and sought after.
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.