Normandin-Mercier Cognac 'Rare' 50 years Petite Champagne 44% 700ml CARAFE$630.00
This top-quality delight is presented in a beautiful decanter, with classic lines and good looks, making it a wonderful Cognac to display on a cabinet. But don't be fooled into thinking this bottle just looks pretty, because the precious nectar contained within is something rather special too. Made solely from eaux-de-vie grown in the region of Petite Champagne, it represents all that is great about this cru. It's a deliciously well-rounded Cognac, one that's been created with passion and knowledge that's been handed down over the generations of Normandin Mercier. One of the most natural tan of the range, with an outstanding long finish and concentration. A cask strength Cognac that will seduce connoisseurs, non reduced. Intense empyreumatic notes with a blond coffee and cedarwood taste.
Paul Giraud XO Rocky 25 years 40% 700ml$704.00
Paul Giraud XO Rocky 25 years - The Vieille Réserve or XO is often the favourite cognac of our Grande Champagne lovers, especially ladies. This cognac expresses all the fullness of the fruity aromas typical of a Grande Champagne, aged for a long time in oak barrels. To fully appreciate this cognac, take time, sit in a good chair and heat the glass with the palm of your hand. The trip to a stone fruit orchard can begin. At the beginning of the tasting, the aromas of fresh fruit at the beginning of summer - like peach or apricot - appear. As the glass warms, aromas of riper fruit, more oxidized by the sun, are revealed, such as plums, prunes and Agen prunes. These are the fruits of late summer: hot, matured, and stewed. At the end of the tasting, spices appear then the vanilla side of the oak barrel. Round and mellow, this cognac is easily savoured. Another remarkable point, the length in the mouth, so characteristic of the Grande Champagne. The combination with a chocolate dessert (such as a Black Forest or a fondant) is quite appropriate.
Delord 1969 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml$634.00
Made in the heart of the Bas Armagnac region, there is an intense and typical nose, in which you will distinguish aromas of vanilla, coffee, pepper and praline. The flavours in the mouth are balanced with a certain generosity brought by the alcohol. Aromas of pepper in the mouth as well as liquorice. Long and intense aromatic persistence. This wonderful Armagnac makes an ideal gift for someone born in 1969. The bottle comes with a wooden box. Click HERE to shop more Delord
Normandin-Mercier Cognac Petite Champagne 1976 41.4% 500ml$688.00
The Normandin Mercier 1976 Cognac is a single vintage cognac that has been created with full respect for the purest methods of cognac production. The eaux-de-vie was first aged for 18 months in new oak barrels. These were then toasted slightly to further allow for the aromas to be infused to the liquid within. Finally the eaux-de-vie was moved to ancient barrels to complete the aging process. Each step was overseen by the BNIC. This cognac was well-deservedly awarded the gold medal in the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016. Well balanced, both on the nose and on the palate. Aromas of lily and orange bark. a very natural cognac.
Roger Groult Calvados Pays D'Auge Doyen D'Age 41% 700ml$506.00
Roger Groult Calvados Doyen d'Age 20 Century Blend is 41% ABV. The Doyen dage is a blend with an average age of at least 70 years. Concentrated, rich and velvety its heady mix of baked apples, smoke, orange blossoms, tobacco and vanilla.
Grosperrin 'Cognac De Collection' 1973 Petite Champagne 48.5% 700ml$679.00
This vintage Cognac comes from a family of public notaries who has been located close to the city of Cognac for many generations. This Petite Champagne was part of the inheritance of the father, who had bequeathed his stocks of Cognac to his wife and his son, who was public notary like him. The father has bought this batch on January 1974 to one of his clients, who was at the time the President of one of the most important Cognac Houses. Unfortunately, when the father passed away, his wife and his son were in disagreement and the succession was blocked until we propose a solution. This is a very “sentimental” cognac, stored under State control since the 25th of January 1974, in a very humid cellar located on the bank of the Charente river in the city center of Cognac. This cellar is today the Cognac Museum. The harvest 1973 was abundant ( 62% compared to the harvest 1972 in Petite Champagne!) and was qualified of “harvest of the century” at the time. Warm gold colour, with amber lights. The nose is rich and unctuous; ripe fruits, dark-red plums, Mirabelle plums, spices (curcuma, cardamom, pepper) and sandalwood, cedar scents. Surrounding the fruits, the lovely old rancio nose that well-matured Cognac develops. The taste increase the fruity delicacies (plums again, dark chocolate with cinnamon) and the spicy side (tobacco, nutmeg). At the end, slightly bitter as coffee beans, complexity and elegancy of a controlled rancio.
Castarede 1965 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml$558.00
Crystalised fruits, almonds and pecan nuts all combine to provide a style that Castarede has characterised in most of its vintages. Distillation of these armagnacs is at around 60 degrees which accounts for the drier fruit flavours and use of the Baco and Folle Blanche grapes. For more Armagnac, click HERE
Adrien Camut Calvados 'Reserve d'Adrien' 35-40 years Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml$579.00
Adrien Camut Calvados 'Reserve d'Adrien' 35-40yrs Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml: C olour - Amber Nose - Hint of walnut (rancio) on nose Palate - Rich and round apple notes in total harmony with alcohol and tannin.Creamy texture allows waves of developed vanilla to glide across the palate Cellaring - Ready, but will Keep Notes - Serving circumstance: after meal drink. Serving temperature - Room Temperature. Ready to drink For more Calvados, CLICK HERE
Normandin-Mercier Cognac 'Rare' 50 years Grand Champagne 42% 700ml CARAFE$696.00
An exceptional cognac, patience and years have allowed this first crus to attain smoothness and concentrate its aromas such as orange peel. It expresses the full elegance and long finish of the Grande Champagne. Created solely from Eaux-de-vie from the premier cru of the Cognac region, Grande Champagne. As one would expect from such a well-aged Cognac, it's seductively dark on the eye. The precious liquid boasts the wonderful notes of ranico that only occurs after many years aging in oak barrels. This is a Cognac that delights on all levels; The decanter presentation is simple and classic, and if you've not yet discovered the delights of the house of Normandin Mercier, then the very first sip is sure to turn you into a fan. Elegant and classic, this Cognac will appeal to anyone who loves the finer things in life. Tasting Notes: Eye: Deep golden, well-aged colour Nose: Delicious notes of rancio and orange peel Palate: Powerful, well-rounded, with exceptionally good length of finish
Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Les Grands Assemblages 50 years 42% 700ml$679.00
The age of reason. According to the freshness and the balance of Armagnacs of this age, it is sometimes time, at the end of 50 years to stop the barrel ageing. However, the use of barrels that have been exhausted of their tannins over many years in contact with the eau de vie is still possible. The aromas of chocolate, leather and roasted notes are characteristic of these very old eaux de vie.
Domaine Boingneres 1985 Cepages Nobles Grand Bas Armagnac 49% 700ml$539.00
This bottling bears the phrase “Cépages Nobles” meaning “noble grapes”, a reference to the high-quality Folle Blanche and Colombard grapes used to produce this marvellous bottling. It is another in a line of excellent single vintage releases from the small-scale producer Domaine Boingnères. This is a distillery with an unerring commitment to quality, using the majority of their small 50 acre vineyards to grow the challenging, yet delicious, Folle Blanche grape. The same family has farmed this land since 1807 and is now in its 6th generation. Furthermore, the distillery refuses to use any caramel colouring or chill-filtration and is often bottled at cask strength. They continue to use traditional continuous alembics, which run non-stop during the 20 day distilling season. The Domaine often distils as low as 52%, meaning that no dilution is required before casking or bottling, and the maximum flavour is ensured. Maturation occurs in a small barn on the estate in French oak casks, some (like this bottling) resting for many decades. The resulting Armagnac is of the highest quality, with a breathtaking balance between delicious, oily, spicy fruit, and robust, decadent oak. A fantastic bottle from one of the best in the industry. Colour: Quite intense but deep. Smell: vast fineness of the nose, peach, grape, apricot and melon, darker undertones of chocolate and a limited flow of wood, plum and marzipan. Mouth: dry, fruity, sweet and light and dark at the same time.
Darroze Bas Armagnac Chateau de Gaube 1963 43% 700ml$730.91 $804.00
Yellow colour with golden tints. The nose of this armagnac is exceptional : distinguished and very elegant. Some Delicate spicy flavors (vanilla, mint) mingle with oaky aromas. On the palate, we find these same qualities: elegancy, spicy and oaky notes.
Domaine Boingneres 1986 Bas Armagnac Folle Blanche 49% 700ml$599.00
A 1986 Bas Armagnac at 49% ABV. A rare example of vintage Armagnac distilled entirely from Folle Blanche grapes. in 1807 by Jean Boingnères and now run by Martine Lafitte, Domaine Boingnères has just 20 hectares and makes only top quality Armagnac. The wine is distilled in a 'Sier' still and then aged in 420 litre oak barrels, Strangely it has a dry ageing cellar creating a much slower ageing but an astonishing quality which makes Boingnères one of the few very best Armagnacs. And Martine makes sure that it is the dearest.
Domaine de Joy 1962 Armagnac 40.5% 700ml$546.00
Dark brown. The nose of coffee and grilled hazelnut. Palate with orange zest and dark chocolate
Grosperrin 1982 Petite Champagne Cognac 46.3% 700ml$530.00
Tasting Notes: Refined nose once opened after a few minutes in the glass: hawthorn, honey, toffee. The mouth is frank and precise, quiet classical: fresh grapes, pear almond tart, prunes. The finish is harmonious.
Paul Giraud XO Nicolette 25 years 40% 700ml$704.00
Paul Giraud XO Nicolette 25 years - The Vieille Réserve or XO is often the favourite cognac of our Grande Champagne lovers, especially ladies. This cognac expresses all the fullness of the fruity aromas typical of a Grande Champagne, aged for a long time in oak barrels. To fully appreciate this cognac, take time, sit in a good chair and heat the glass with the palm of your hand. The trip to a stone fruit orchard can begin. At the beginning of the tasting, the aromas of fresh fruit at the beginning of summer - like peach or apricot - appear. As the glass warms, aromas of riper fruit, more oxidized by the sun, are revealed, such as plums, prunes and Agen prunes. These are the fruits of late summer: hot, matured, and stewed. At the end of the tasting, spices appear then the vanilla side of the oak barrel. Round and mellow, this cognac is easily savoured. Another remarkable point, the length in the mouth, so characteristic of the Grande Champagne. The combination with a chocolate dessert (such as a Black Forest or a fondant) is quite appropriate.