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 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 lovely decanter containing Frapin's Plume Cognac. A blend of around 20 eaux-de-vie from Ugni Blanc grapes grown in Grande Champagne. This is a 100% Premier Cru Cognac which has been aged for over 60 years in old barrels and is elegant and perfectly balanced.
A very old, rare 19th-century vintage cognac made by Croizet and packaged in a simple, but elegant bottle. This was distilled in the midst of the phylloxera crisis which decimate much of the region's vineyards.
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.
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.