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.
A rare cognac, limited to the contents of a few large glass demijohns discovered by A E Dor in a small cellar of a property in Grande Champagnes. Number 10 was matured in casks until it reached 41.5% abv and was then transferred into the demijohns, where it has sat since 1965. A very limited release.
An impressive and very limited release by A E Dor as part of their numbered Vieilles Reserves range. Number 9 was matured for half a century in oak casks until it hit the minimum legal strength of 40%. At that point, in 1964, it was transferred into large glass demijohns where it has sat, not ageing any further, until bottled. A rather special Cognac.
Number 11 is one of the pinnacles of A E Dor's Vieilles Reserve range. It was blended by the late Odile Rivière, the former blending manager, from only Grande Champagne cognac aged for a minumum of 70 years, with some eau-de-vie being even older. A non-fussy but very high quality Cognac.
An extraordinary vintage cognac from the Petite Champagne region, Last Drop was distilled in an old-fashioned alembic in 1950 and only bottled in 2010 after an astounding six decades in cask. Just 478 bottles of this rare treasure were released.