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 vintage cognacs and other proprietary bottlings.
An old bottle of Hine Antique Fine Champagne. The current edition is now declared an XO, but still used a very similar bottle design this its predecessor. We estimate that this was bottled sometime in the 1960s.
A prestige cuvee from Martell, creation Grand Extra is created using some of the oldest and most delicious eaux-de-vie at the company's disposal, and packaged in a visually arresting curved bottle, whose daring design may well end up as a classic.
An old presentation of Delamain's massively popular Reserve de la Famille cognac, made entirely from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne region of Cognac. We estimate that this was bottled sometime in the 1980s.
A beautiful bottle of 50 year-old cognac from the Croizet house, one of the most long-established and well-respected producers in France. It's just extraordinary that they choose to sell it in such a horrifically naff cardboard box. Best ditch the box and buy one of those gift bags you get in Smiths. Or drink it yourself.
The jewel in the crown of the Beaulon range, Extra Rare is a simply stunning cognac, blended from some of the oldest eau-de-vie at the chateau's disposal. Magnificent depth and extraordinary nuances of flavour.