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 elegant decanter from Leyrat, containing their Glory Extra Cognac. This cognac has come from a group of barrels hidden at the back of Leyrat's "Chai Paradise" cellar. There are no records as to how long the casks had sat maturing, but it's at least 40 years old.
Delamain is a well regarded Cognac house, whose house style is about elegance and subtlety rather than out-and-out power. This is an old bottling of the now defunct Tres Vieux Cognac de Grande Champagne.
A blend of around a hundred full bodied eaux-de-vie relaunched in 2009 by Yann Fillioux as a tribute to James Hennessy. Privé is a poised and harmonious cognac that is delicious as a sipping drink, or even as a match for sweet interprandial snacks.
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.