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 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.
A very old cognac from E Normandin, distilled in 1875 in the midst of the Phylloxera epidemic that destroyed grape vines all over Europe. An incredible slice of spirit history from a time of incredible adversity for the Cognac makers.
The top of the range cognac from Courvoisier - L'Esprit de Cognac. An incredible blend of eaux-de-vie, the youngest from the 1930s and stretching back to Napoleonic times. A very special cognac, presented in a Lalique crystal decanter.
Frapin Cuvée 1888 honours company founder Piere Frapin, who in 1888 selected the cuvee that won a Gold Medal at the World Fair in Paris. Some of the cognacs used in the assemblage pre-date 1888, and a high proportion of the little-seen Folle Blanche grape is used. Presented in a crystal decanter with a spiral of gold thread and a 24-carat gold stopper, plus a gilded fob watch containing a block of Pierre Frapin perfume.
A magnum of Rémy Martin's famed super-premium cognac, the Louis XIII, presented in a large numbered Baccarat crystal decanter. This set includes the presentation box and numbered stopper, but not the numbered booklet.
A very special release of pre-phylloxera cognac from the 1848 vintage, the year of the February Revolution in France which led to the Second Republic ruled by Napoleon III. Bottled in 2002 from the private collection of the company's former chairman Jacques Hardy.