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Cognac

For more than three centuries cognac has been recognised as the finest of all spirits distilled from grapes. It is incomparable in its sheer depth and intensity of flavour, its fruitiness, warmth and complexity and both its richness and subtlety of bouquet. Indeed cognac is the king of all brandies and originates from around the sixteenth century when farmers grew grapes for wines which were shipped along the Charente River in France to the port of La Rochelle, where they were bartered for goods brought in by English, Irish and Dutch traders. Often the weak and acidic wines would become rancid and traders learnt to reduce them by boiling them in pot stills. The strong wines were stored in oak casks which enhanced their flavour and gave them colour, they called them Cognac from around the town of that name in the centre of the Charente region.

Today there are around five thousand producers of the noble spirit, most making it for the big houses such as Hennessey Martell, Courvoisier and Remy Martin who blend them for their generic brands. Many of these old cognac families have been distilling their wines for generations developing the knowledge passed down from their forefathers and perfecting the skills of distillation and ageing. Some of the very oldest cognacs may have lived in their barrels or glass demijohns in cellars for hundreds of years and have today become priceless nectars of increasing rarity and value. Hermitage Cognacs are from individual single estate distillers, all of whom have aged their cognacs naturally and without the addition of additives. They are the very quintessence of purity and luxury. They are the king of all cognacs.

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  1. Cognac Maurice Lascaux Grande Fine Champagne

    The cognacs are blended and this is a 15 year old blend of several from this house. Attractive bottle presentation.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Some oaky aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: There is a toffee and vanilla taste.
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    Excl. VAT: £53.42 Incl. VAT: £64.10

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    The cognacs are blended and this is a 15 year old blend of several from this house. Attractive bottle presentation.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Some oaky aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: There is a toffee and vanilla taste.
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  2. Chateau de Beaulon 12 y.o. XO Premier Cognac

    The Beaulon 12 y.o. has always surpassed the minimum age requirement for an XO. It is an ideal starter cognac for those learning about brandies and comes with a delicate complexity and wonderful balance.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Some floral tones, particularly violet. Nut and vanilla, some vine cane
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. There is some toffee and vanilla with a little oak, medium dry flavour
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    Excl. VAT: £54.12 Incl. VAT: £64.94

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    The Beaulon 12 y.o. has always surpassed the minimum age requirement for an XO. It is an ideal starter cognac for those learning about brandies and comes with a delicate complexity and wonderful balance.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Some floral tones, particularly violet. Nut and vanilla, some vine cane
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. There is some toffee and vanilla with a little oak, medium dry flavour
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  3. Cognac Hermitage 1999 Chez Richon Grande Champagne

    Cognac Masters 2010 - Gold Award.

    From Chez Richon,  Christophe, a good friend of Brandyclassics, is hugely experienced in dilution and has been known to take 5 years to bring a cognac down from distillation strength. This cognac won a Gold Award at the 2010 Cognac Masters in the Vintage Category and is remarkably similar to the Hermitage 2000 which has now sold out.

    "The daddy of gifts - as complex and satisfying as a Dickens novel." Olly Smith Journalist & TV Presenter

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There are mocha and roasted walnut aromas
    Flavour:
    Flavour: The mocha and roasted walnut is evident to all who taste this masters gold medal cognac
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    Excl. VAT: £56.49 Incl. VAT: £67.79

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    Cognac Masters 2010 - Gold Award.

    From Chez Richon,  Christophe, a good friend of Brandyclassics, is hugely experienced in dilution and has been known to take 5 years to bring a cognac down from distillation strength. This cognac won a Gold Award at the 2010 Cognac Masters in the Vintage Category and is remarkably similar to the Hermitage 2000 which has now sold out.

    "The daddy of gifts - as complex and satisfying as a Dickens novel." Olly Smith Journalist & TV Presenter

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There are mocha and roasted walnut aromas
    Flavour:
    Flavour: The mocha and roasted walnut is evident to all who taste this masters gold medal cognac
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  4. Cognac Ordonneau 25 y.o. Tres Vielle Reserve Borderies

    A good cognac with lots of rich nutty qualities. It is a good example of what can be achieved from the smallest of the crus.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Burnt sugar, sultanas and walnuts
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Raisins, plums and butterscotch. This is a magnificent cognac with character and depth of flavour but without any harshness. A ladies cognac.
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    Excl. VAT: £68.33 Incl. VAT: £82.00

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    A good cognac with lots of rich nutty qualities. It is a good example of what can be achieved from the smallest of the crus.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Burnt sugar, sultanas and walnuts
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Raisins, plums and butterscotch. This is a magnificent cognac with character and depth of flavour but without any harshness. A ladies cognac.
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  5. Ragnaud Sabourin 20 yo Cognac

    Ragnaud Sabourin is just outside Ambleville and lies in a valley, the sides of which are their vineyards.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There are some floral and balsamic notes with just a little citrus aroma
    Flavour:
    Flavour: A round complexity of floral and citrus flavours. A light but delicate cognac with good style
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    Excl. VAT: £69.25 Incl. VAT: £83.10

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    Ragnaud Sabourin is just outside Ambleville and lies in a valley, the sides of which are their vineyards.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There are some floral and balsamic notes with just a little citrus aroma
    Flavour:
    Flavour: A round complexity of floral and citrus flavours. A light but delicate cognac with good style
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  6. Prunier 20 y.o. Cognac

    Dry hazelnut and floral tones feature strongly in this really traditional cognac. There is an aroma of vine canes with some lemon peel. This is a true connoisseur cognac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Some floral tones, particularly violet, hazel nut, vanilla, some vine cane
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Quite dry and in the early 20th century style. Lots of hazel nut and vanilla with some light woody hints
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    Excl. VAT: £74.91 Incl. VAT: £89.89

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    Dry hazelnut and floral tones feature strongly in this really traditional cognac. There is an aroma of vine canes with some lemon peel. This is a true connoisseur cognac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Some floral tones, particularly violet, hazel nut, vanilla, some vine cane
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Quite dry and in the early 20th century style. Lots of hazel nut and vanilla with some light woody hints
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  7. Cognac Paul Beau Hors d'Age Grande Champagne

    The emphasis on ageing has worked well and this particularly fine 25 y.o.has developed a big complexity with aromas of orange peel, kumquats, guava, melon, dried nuts and much more. It's slightly higher strength of 43% enhances this cognac further.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: This is a wonderfully complex cognac with a multitude of aromas. Initially there is a deep smell of kumquats and dried mandarin skins. The nose develops to nutmeg, roasted almonds, vanilla, coffee and melon but one can sit all day imagining all the delicious rich smells which mature in the glass.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Citrus flavours are the first to develop on the palate with a slightly spicy addition, this develops into dried almonds and a hint of marrow but still retaining an overall complexity of flavours.
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    Excl. VAT: £75.50 Incl. VAT: £90.60

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    The emphasis on ageing has worked well and this particularly fine 25 y.o.has developed a big complexity with aromas of orange peel, kumquats, guava, melon, dried nuts and much more. It's slightly higher strength of 43% enhances this cognac further.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: This is a wonderfully complex cognac with a multitude of aromas. Initially there is a deep smell of kumquats and dried mandarin skins. The nose develops to nutmeg, roasted almonds, vanilla, coffee and melon but one can sit all day imagining all the delicious rich smells which mature in the glass.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Citrus flavours are the first to develop on the palate with a slightly spicy addition, this develops into dried almonds and a hint of marrow but still retaining an overall complexity of flavours.
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