Special Cuvées are cognacs that are not labelled with the standard classifications of VS, VSOP and XO. Included in this section are Napoleon and Extra cognacs (aged, like XOs, a minimum of six years before bottling) alongside a great variety of other proprietary bottlings.
Remy Martin's 1738 Accord Royal Cognac was created to sit between their VSOP and XO. It is named in honour of the Accord Royal granted by King Louis XV to Rémy Martin in 1738, allowing the firm to use his land to plant vines. This is a rich and robust Cognac.
The Paradis de Famille is the oldest currently available Cognac from the Drouet domain. It contains Eau-de-Vie of between 25 and 30 years old combined to make Drouet’s most refined and elegant Cognac. This Cognac has won many medals over the last few years including a Gold Medal at the Concours Général Agricole Paris in 2007.
A rich Grande Champagne cognac using old and increasingly rare Folle Blanche grapes as well as the more common Ugni Blanc. Bache Gabrielsen cognac is one to look out for - the quality coming from this producer is superb, and it's only a matter of time before they attract more mainstream attention.
A bottle of Monnet Anniversaire Cognac, which we estimate was bottled in the 1960s. The house was once run Jean Monnet, who would go on to be one of the 11 founding fathers of the European Union, along with a certain Winston Churchill.
An old bottling of Grande Champagne Cognac from Le Pible by legendary independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. This was shipped to the UK in 1975 and bottled at their premises in Basingstoke, Hampshire in 1980.