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.
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.
A 1980s bottling of 1950 vintage Hine. Hine cognacs that have been aged for over 30 years tend to be softer in style than their younger bottlings, but with a real richness and complexity that is hard to find replicated elsewhere in the region.
Michel Forgeron was established in 1977, though his family had owned the property since the turn of the century - presumably originally blacksmiths (the English translation of 'Forgeron'). Aged for at least 45 years, this is a blend of their finest Cognacs.
A rare bottle of number 6 of a set of 7 released in 1988 as part of the Courvoisier Erté series. Erté was a Russian-born Art Deco artist who was commissioned to design these bottles to house a blend of Courvoisier's Grande Champagne Cognacs, some dating back to 1892. This edition was titled "L'Esprit du Cognac" and the collection is highly sought after.
A bottling of Hine Cognac from 1928. Hine's house style is rich and complex. This example was specially bottled for La Reserve, whose name it bears on the label. It would have been created by Georges Hine, who 8 years previously had created Antique, arguably Hine's best known bottling today.