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 1888 vintage Grande Fine Cognac bottled by Findlater. The term Grande Fine Champagne, indicates all the grapes have come from the Grande Champagne area of Cognac and Fine indicates it's a single vintage.
Part of a set of limited edition Courvoisier bottlings designed by the leading Art Deco artist Erte, who sadly died shortly after the first edition was released. Some of the eaux-de-vie used date back to 1892, the year of the artist's birth. These bottles are highly sought-after by collectors
Named for Richard Hennessy, the founder of the Cognac house, Irish aristocrat and mercenary, this is the jewel in the crown of the Hennessy range. It's blended from Hennessy's finest eaux-de-vies to create a complex and extraordinary cognac.
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 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.
An extraordinary vintage cognac from the Petite Champagne region, Last Drop was distilled in an old-fashioned alembic in 1950 and only bottled in 2010 after an astounding six decades in cask. Just 478 bottles of this rare treasure were released.
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.