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The Launch of Hermitage Siècle d’Or 100 Year Old Cognac: A Collector’s Dream

Today marks the highly anticipated launch of Hermitage Siècle d’Or 100 Year Old Cognac, a remarkable find set to captivate collectors and connoisseurs with its unparalleled rarity and luxury.

A Century of Excellence
Hermitage Siècle d’Or 100 Year Old Cognac is a marvel unearthed from the hallowed vaults of a distinguished cognac house, whose origins trace back to the early 1880s. This sublime nectar, christened “Siècle d’Or” in homage to an illustrious golden century of French history, signifies immense quality and intense flavours generated during its hundred years in an oak barrel. Made from ugni blanc grape variety in the region around Lignières Sonneville, an area known for its exceptional terroir, it was distilled on  traditional Alembic Charentais stills and aged for one hundred years in oak casks in Segonzac where it has developed the much sought after rice ‘rancio’ qualities, much admired by cognac experts and connoisseurs. 

Traditional Craftsmanship and Superb Complexity
The Hermitage Siècle d’Or 100 Year Old Cognac is distinguished by its wonderful balance, characteristic of a cognac of such venerable age. It is complemented by a lingering rancio finish, leaving an indelible mark upon the palate with its vibrant complexity. The aromatic bouquet of cocoa, dried fig, burnt sugar, truffle, and cloves, prepares the senses for a symphony of flavours. This includes notes of cocoa, burnt toffee, ginger, mushroom, and candied fruit, culminating in a long kumquat fruit finish.

A Limited Edition Collector’s Gem
The true distinction of Hermitage Siècle d’Or lies in its extraordinary rarity. With a mere 68 individually numbered decanters available globally, this cognac is a singular masterpiece. It’s believed no other examples of Premier Cru, Single Estate cognacs of this age have been identified, solidifying its status as a once-in-a-lifetime find. Each decanter, meticulously crafted by Cumbria Crystal, is presented in a beautifully crated wooden box, making it a treasure to be cherished and savoured for generations.

Cumbria Crystal: A Tradition of Excellence
Founded in 1976 by Lord and Lady Cavendish, Cumbria Crystal stands as one of the last bastions of traditional craftsmanship in the United Kingdom. The Hermitage Siècle d’Or 100 Year Old Cognac decanter, hand-blown and adorned with gold leaf engraving, reflects a profound reverence for tradition and heritage. Crafting each decanter requires a minimum of two weeks of meticulous labour, a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship involved in creating this exceptional vessel.

Tasting Notes and Profile

  • Strength: 40.5% ABV
  • Colour: Rich Tan
  • Aroma: Cocoa, dried fig, burnt sugar, truffle, and cloves
  • Flavour: Complex and rich, featuring cocoa, burnt toffee, ginger, mushroom, and candied fruit, with a long kumquat fruit finish
  • Viticulture: Rolling hills of Lignières Sonneville
  • Distillation: Small Alembic Charentais Still
  • Ageing: 100 years in Limousin oak barrels, kept in damp cellars

Available Now

Launched today, Hermitage Siècle d’Or 100 Year Old Cognac offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history. This exclusive release is a symbol of luxury that will be cherished by collectors and connoisseurs alike. Hermitage Siècle d’Or promises an unparalleled experience of sophistication and elegance.