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 old half bottle of Ragnaud Sabourin's Réserve Speciale Cognac, now known as lot no.20. It's a 100% Ugni Blanc cognac produced in Grande Champagne and aged for at least 20 years to give a rich and rounded palate.
Hine Antique XO has always been the connoisseurs' choice from the range - and now it's had an upgrade, so it should be even better. This Premier Cru has been aged a minimum 10 years and has been upgraded from Fine Champagne to Grande Champagne, meaning that all the eaux-de-vie used in the assemblage are from the best region of Cognac.
A bottle of 20 year old Frapin Cognac distilled in 1991. Starting as winegrowers in 1270, the Frapin family moved into distillation in due course. Based in Chateau Fontpinot in Segonzac, Frapin are one of the highly regarded producers in the region.
Tiffon's Cognac Grande Champagne is a blend of Cognacs from the top cru in the region and was selected by Richard Braastad. The family have been making Cognac at their Chateau de Triac estate since 1875.