Comte de Lamaestre Bas Armagnac 1960 40% 700ml$1,048.00
Shiny clear, olive green reflections. An Armagnac drinkers dream. Supple and soft palate with generous flavour Tasting Notes -Colour: Amber Nose: Soft spices, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, gingerbread. Advanced wood rancio (walnut).Palate: Advanced wood, pepper, vanilla, rounded tannins, rancio (walnut). Initial cocoa, supple, soft and long final.
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Paul Giraud Cognac Tres Rare 58 years 'Quadro Carafe' Grande Champagne 40% 700ml$1,065.00
The penultimate stage of our journey through time and aromas, the spices of the Tres Rare are characteristic of a Grande Champagne at the top of its art: rich, powerful, intense and complex. The first sensations reveal pepper and cloves. Then a meatier side with leather and Havana as well as the stone fruits of the Vieille Reserve, but much more confit and oxidized. All very melted, always with the characteristic length of Grande Champagne. A must for full-bodied cigar lovers. CLICK HERE for more Paul Giraud
Normandin-Mercier Cognac Tres Vieille 100 years+ (1880-1914) Grand Champagne 40% 700ml$2,106.00
The average age of the cognacs in this extraordinary Grande Champagne assemblage is at least 70 years, the oldest dating to 1872 when the Normandin-Mercier house was first founded. What little remains of this original stock continue to age in very old oak, undisturbed. The combination is a truly outstanding cognac with profound aromas and a subtle, soft "rancio" in its perfectly balanced rich, long taste of incomparable smoothness. Its 40% alcoholic strength is achieved entirely naturally, with no requirement for dilution. The simplest of labels understates the quality of this cognac. Tasting Notes: Eye: copper-coloured mahogany with reddish copper-coloured reflections. Nose: dominants fruity (candied fruits, dried fruits), empyreumatique (chocolate, burned (blown) out, smoked coffee(cafe)), rancio (Porto, wine storehouse of spirit), wooden (old barrel, limps in a cigar), spiced (cinnamon, vanilla, licorice, saffron). Notes: floral (pink)((rose)), vegetable (tobacco, lime tree), sweetened (honey). Palate: ample, powerful, aromatic. Fruity (dried fruits), rancio, empyreumatique, spiced (vanilla), wooden, very long.
Roger Groult Calvados Pays D'Auge RŽserve Ancestrale 40% 700ml$1,045.00
The culmination of several generation's works, Réserve Ancestrale beautifully expresses the full ageing cycle of Calvados Groult. Matured and blended in the casks that belonged to Pierre Groult (1830-1918), combining softness and subtlety with concentration and intensity. This exceptional Calvados is the oldest Eaux-de-vie of the domain.
Delord 1952 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml$1,468.00
Notice the very pretty mahogany colour. Smell the fine aromas of vanilla, pepper, bitter orange and rancio, sign of a well mastered maturation. Savour this strong and fiery mouth, with its flavours of vanilla and liquorice. Notice again the flavours that linger in the mouth after you swallow this liqueur.
Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac 1964 44% 500ml$1,091.00
This 1964 vintage from the Grande Champagne terroir is the fruit of the work of several generations, of a lifetime. Several decades were necessary to polish such a jewel. First in casks, then in dame-Jeanne, the eaux-de-vie of this cognac has remained hidden in the darkness of the cellar. Tasting Notes: The nose is powerful, and voluptuous, marked by aromas of Catalan cream, ripe stone fruit, beeswax and licorice. On the palate, there is a remarkably melted woody taste, of a bewitching complexity. Then this explosion of flavours: vanilla, fresh tobacco, exotic fruits and candied fruits. The whole is sublimated by an elegant rancio and an incredibly persistent saffron finish. It is necessary to take time, each sip inspires a new emotion…
Paul Giraud Noblesse Grand Champagne Cognac 40% 500ml$3,473.00
Created from the oldest Cognacs of the Paul Giraud estate, kept separately in our cellars for several generations (approximately 6 decades), we invite you to discover Noblesse, a unique and exceptional cognac, packaged in an elegant decanter and a luxurious wooden box. You will be enthusiastic about its unusual aromatic range, thanks to its long oxidation: almond, nut and stone aromas, as well as rancio, typical of the oldest Grande Champagne Eaux-de-vie. This elegant, smooth and with a long finish cognac is dedicated to demanding and passionate amateurs. An incredible depth of age with youthful energy. The undeniable masterpiece in any Cognac lovers collection!
Darroze Bas Armagnac Les Grands Assemblages 60 years 42% 700ml$1,510.00
An Armagnac of 60 years old is eternal. It is rare to find an eau de vie that continues to express such character after so many years. This blend is the result of a long and delicate selection that has allowed us to preserve only those Armagnacs that have travelled through time without one single wrinkle.
Christian Drouin 1970 Calvados Pays d'Auge 42% 700ml$1,105.00
Distilled in 1970, this Calvados Pays d'Auge has matured in oak casks so far. The aging was finished in port casks for about two years and one year in sherry casks. Tasting Notes: Mature golden amber colour with characteristic greenish reflections, rich sweet nose with delicate pastry-like fragrance. Sweet, supple, silky mouth. "Calvados Pays d'Auge 1970: mature golden amber colour with characteristic greenish reflections, rich sweet nose with a fine fragrance of vanilla, apples and spices, powerful delivery with typical baked apple and raisins taste on the palate. Well-balanced fruit and alcohol with lingering finish". Decanter, Dec. 1997 (USA) "This beauty displayed a deep chestnut brown colour and an oddly scrumptious fragrance that was burnt and bacon fat-like. I like this bold, assertive bouquet immensely". Paul PACULT (USA)
Francois Voyer Cristal Grand Champagne Cognac 50 years 43% 700ml$2,372.00
This special cognac encapsulates the quintessential flavours of the Grande Champagne. It is a symphony, a musical score of refined notes. This wonderful Hors d’Age expression comes in a remarkable Sèvre crystal bottle. The gentle curves of the glass lead to a gold ribbon around the neck, holding a gold-toned metal tag bearing the François Voyer name. A tall crystal stopper completes the decanter. The art deco-inspired presentation case is sure to take pride of place in any Cognac collection. Tasting Notes: Colour: Dark amber Nose: Refined and lusty aromas of coffee cocoa, spices (cloves, cinnamon) with delicate dried fruits notesPalate: Incomparable notes of grand cru chocolate, and light humus scents combined with delicate pepper and cedar wood notes. An incredibly rich and long finish Time for tasting: 30ml/30min
Grosperrin No.25 1925 Cognac 42.1% 700ml$2,778.00
Number 25 "(1925)" Grande Champagne Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin - very dark - N: old Madeira, old Balsamic, blackcurrant buds, exotic fruits - P: Pronounced rancio - Very rare - 700ml 42.1%
Grosperrin No.24 1924 Cognac 42.8% 700ml$2,945.00
Number 24 "(1924)" Grande Champagne Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin - very dark - N: dried fruits, prunes, sweetchocolate pralines - P: sweetness, leather and nutty - 700ml 42.8%
Grosperrin Cognac No.45 Fins Bois 52.1% 700ml$1,203.00
This exceptional batch is one of the very few in our collection to come from a distiller and wholesaler. The large well-known House, once owned by the Suntory group, for some unknown reason, relieved itself of a few casks of old Cognac in a top-secret transaction that took place through a certified broker in 2019. This extremely rare lot of two casks is of undeniable interest, even though we cannot guarantee it has never been blended. Tasting Notes: Old gold hue. There is no mistaking the natural characteristics of Fin Bois on the nose: exotic fruit and lime blossom honey beautifully rounded off by very distinctive chalky notes. The montant is powerful; with the ethyl acetate contained the balsamic qualities of the rancio begin to come to the fore. The mushroom, old-cellar maturation notes testify to the great age of this Cognac, which has not however lost its vivacity and freshness. On the palate, the attack is bold, oily and very well-balanced. The alcoholic strength is barely perceptible. Then the rancio releases its full potential, contributing a certain purity to this Fins Bois. The finish is extremely long and rather dense. A superb Cognac that will delight enthusiasts of this cru.
Grosperrin Cognac No.28 Borderies 53.8% 700ml$1,226.00
This very old Cognac was bought from the widow, almost a hundred years old, of a man who died several years ago. Since then, the Eaux-de-vie have belonged to the family, made up of his widow and several children. This family of winegrowers has been based in the village of Burie since 1930, in the very heart of the Borderies. It was on this date that the father of the deceased bought the property with his stocks. The property is now managed by his grandson, who operates around thirty hectares on two small properties, renowned for the high quality of their Eaux-de-vie. It is an extremely rare lot, which could have belonged to the range of Treasures, if it had not aged in such a dry cellar, which gave it great distinction and a lot of charm but maintained the degree at a still high level, reserving it for lovers of powerful spirits. It is presented with cask strength. Tasting Notes: Amber colour, old gold reflections. On the nose, a lot of elegance with spicy notes (turmeric, candied ginger), and an impressive freshness for such an old Cognac. The upright is straight and clean, yet rich and dense. The rancios are discreet and delicate. On the palate, the attack is oily, powerful without stinging or burning, and very straightforward. Candied fruit comes first, followed by candied ginger, all carried away by an elegant and remarkable rancio. The final never ends.
Domaine de Joy 1952 Armagnac 40.5% 700ml$1,544.00
Deep, intense amber, bright and clear. The elegant nose on white blossom. The tannins are rich and round