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 »
Frapin's excellent VIP XO cognac packaged up with a couple of stemmed glasses for elegant enjoyment. The decanter is reminiscent of the shape used in the 16th century and the stopper is 24 carat gold plated. This was the only cognac served on British Airways Concorde flights.
A 3 star cognac (now called VS) from Bisquit. The brand was established in 1819 and the Château of the same name was built in the heart of Cognac at the end of the 19th century. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s, about the time the house was celebrating its 150th anniversary.
A 1975 vintage XO Cognac from historic house Chateau de Beaulon. They are specialists in ageing cognac for at least twice the legal limit in both Limousin and Tronçais oak. This is a soft cognac with complex notes of candied fruit and vanilla.