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 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.
An old presentation of Delamain's massively popular Reserve de la Famille cognac, made entirely from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne region of Cognac. We estimate that this was bottled sometime in the 1980s.
An old bottling of 3 star (now known as VS) Cognac from Lucien Foucauld. The house was founded back in 1847 and only uses the Ugni Blanc grape as the base for their Cognacs. We estimate this was bottled in the 1920s.
An elegant presentation for Hine's premium Triomphe cognac. A complex spirit blended from over 50 carefully selected, well-aged cognacs all produced in Grande Champagne and matured in small casks in Hine's Jarnac cellars. A fantastic example of Hine's attention to quality.
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.
A 1959 Hennessy vintage cognac, in a standard cognac bottle. This was landed into the UK in 1963 and bottled in 1982. Cognacs aged in the UK rather than in France are of a lighter and more floral style, due to the damper climate over this side of the channel.
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.