Paul Giraud Cognac Napoleon 15 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud Cognac Napoleon 15 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml
$188.00
For the aging of Napoleon, we only use 25% new barrel. Certainly, the new barrel brings two essential things: the colour and the woody tannins. But the very delicate aromas of vine flowers (comparable to acacia or elderflower) cannot stand to be masked by an excess of tannin, thus the use of less new oak. Further, we find a little acidity and freshness, as if we were crunching a grape during the grape harvest. Napoleon is the olfactory memory of white wine from Ugni-blanc. This natural acidity of the varietal - which would not necessarily be a quality for a table wine - becomes an essential asset for Grande Champagne brandies. The aromatic freshness of the whole range is supported by this acidity. Sweet, honeyed, plummy, pruney fruit on the palate. Same elegance, but more richness and depth, and savoury woody character. Classic Grande Champagne with perfect balance between fruit and age.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac XO 30 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Normandin-Mercier Cognac XO 30 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml
$295.00
First Vineyard of Cognac.Full and soft spirit although having preserved a certain ardour thanks to its ageing in red barrels (trunks). Tasting Notes: Eye: Amber highlights. Nose: A fruity dominance, with nutty almonds, dried fruit, canned fruit and citrus fruit. Spices include cinnamon and vanilla and there are notes of honey, toffee, rancio notes, chocolate, dried grass and tobacco. Palate: Full and round, dried fruit, spices, woody - a long finish.
Paul Giraud Cognac Vieille Reserve 25 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud Cognac Vieille Reserve 25 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml
$240.00
The Vieille Réserve 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.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac 'Peraudiere' 25 years Grand Champagne 44% 500ml CARAFE | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Normandin-Mercier Cognac 'Peraudiere' 25 years Grand Champagne 44% 500ml CARAFE
$271.00
We have selected this 'Grande Champagne' Premier Cru of 1992 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Normandin Mercier business, founded in 1872. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it has been aged in authentic casks, made by the best Cognac coopers; using hundred-year-old oak trees from the estate ‘La Péraudière’ which were chosen in 1989 for the exceptional subtlety of their grain. The staves were left to dry in the open-air for three whole years, and from these wonderful casks, ‘La Péraudière’ cognac was born. Limited series of 1000 bottles.
Jean Fillioux 1992 Cognac Grande Champagne 43% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Jean Fillioux 1992 Cognac Grande Champagne 43% 700ml
$235.00
Jean Fillioux, a semi artisan producer of cognacs from the very special Golden Triangle of the Grande Champagne region, itself the very best origin for cognacs, is listed in the 10 top trending brands by Drinks International. It should not be regarded as a magnificent achievement since the rest of the group is mostly the usual suspects, the well known very “commercial “ brands. However, it is proof that small artisan producers are being noticed for their superior quality, by even,  the large mass of non-connoisseurs more attuned to the Big Houses of Cognac. To celebrate, Jean Fillioux has reserved for Cerbaco a barrel of their 1992 vintage just bottled as a Special Cerbaco Label. Vintage cognacs are as rare as hen’s teeth, even more so from the best part of Grand Champagne, and 1992, freshly bottled, perfectly proves the superiority and individuality of artisan production. Harvested and distilled in 1992, this Cognac was matured in a French recent loose grain oak cask, in a cool damp cellar. Tasting Notes: Nose: Fresh and floral on the nose with citrus fruit, syrupy apples and refined orchid tones. Palate: Round and complex palate with beeswax, ripe plum, candied orange and chocolate. Finish: Long and lively finish with persistent aromas of baked pastry, light spices, and cherry.
Paul Giraud Cognac XO 25 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud Cognac XO 25 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml
$240.00
Paul Giraud Vieille Reserve is a XO Cognac from the Grande Champagne region. Aged for about 25 years. A hidden champion, and very good value for money. Paul Giraud Vieille Reserve is a very round Cognac, mellow. The rancio is typical for a cognac that has been ageing for arond 25 years in average. Lots of fruits, and a great, long after taste.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac XO 30 years Grande Champagne Carafe 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Normandin-Mercier Cognac XO 30 years Grande Champagne Carafe 40% 700ml
$336.00
The same stunning Cognac as the standard 30 years, however, in a beautiful Carafe bottle. First Vineyard of Cognac.Full and soft spirit although having preserved a certain ardour thanks to its ageing in red barrels (trunks). Tasting Notes: Eye: Amber highlights. Nose: A fruity dominance, with nutty almonds, dried fruit, canned fruit and citrus fruit. Spices include cinnamon and vanilla and there are notes of honey, toffee, rancio notes, chocolate, dried grass and tobacco. Palate: Full and round, dried fruit, spices, woody - a long finish.
Jean Fillioux Cognac Numero 1 Grande Champagne 60 years 46% 500ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Jean Fillioux Cognac Numero 1 Grande Champagne 60 years 46% 500ml
$421.00
The Jean Fillioux N°1 Cognac is an exceptional 60-year-old Grande Champagne delight. Only produced in very small volumes, it’s fresh and fruity, and showcases the very best of why this growth region is rightly determined to be the ‘premier cru’. Whilst it offers a powerful tasting experience, it does so in a rounded, smooth, and ultimately satisfying manner. A Cognac to be enjoyed in the traditional manner, perhaps sipped in the company of good friends or family, and with other connoisseurs who will also appreciate its delightful complexity. Definitely one for special occasions. Its beautiful amber dress is adorned with beautiful coppery shades. Then the nose opens on fruits, especially fresh apricot, spices, vanilla and licorice. The attack is wide. Alcohol is present but in terms of power, not aggression.
Paul Giraud Cognac Tres Rare 58 years 'Quadro Carafe' Grande Champagne 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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 | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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.
Grosperrin Cognac VSOP Grande Champagne 42% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Grosperrin Cognac VSOP Grande Champagne 42% 700ml
$164.00
?C?pages? translates from French as ?grape varieties?, and refers to the three different grape strains used in this Cognac bottling. These grapes are: Colombard, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc. Each grape provides something different: Colombard provides power and depth, Ugni Blanc gives structure and balance, and Folle Blanche lends high tones and finesse. Grosperrin are better known for bottling ultra specific, single varietal Cognacs, so this is an interesting step from the producer. Each of the grapes used to make this Cognac come from the premier cru of Grande Champagne. This Cognac contains a blend of several vintages, from 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. After distillation, the spirit was aged for a minimum of 4 years in French oak casks. The final product delivers notes of fresh bright grapes, apples, some acacia honey, dried flowers, peppery spice, vanilla, creamy butter, spiced oak, and toffee. Once again, Grosperrin have produced a VSOP that is a cut above other Cognacs in this age grade.
Paul Giraud Cognac VSOP 8 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud Cognac VSOP 8 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml
$154.00
The Paul Giraud VSOP Cognac is a wonderful example of how classically elegant a Cognac of this quality can be. Created solely from eaux-de-vie from the premier cru, Grande Champagne, you can enjoy this traditionally produced delight in a number of ways. It's delicious neat, perhaps in a balloon glass warmed gently in the hand in the time-honoured traditional manner. But it's also exceptional within a cocktail or with a mixer over ice. One of the reasons this is a stand out VSOP is because the age of much of the Eaux-de-vie within the blend is around 8 years, which is double the legal minimum. These extra years lead to a maturity seldom found in a Cognac of this level. Another talking point is that the house of Paul Giraud carries out their harvesting by hand–something rarely seen now in this age of automation and machinery. A great Cognac to own, and one that would be happily received as a gift by any lover of fine things. Nose: Earthy nose, with a touch of creaminess, slight grapiness. Palate: pleasant, light, grapy elegance of Cognac, light and poised, earthy-nicely, creamy, honeyed.   For more from Paul Giraud, CLICK HERE
Paul Giraud Cognac Vieille Reserve 25 years 'Heylante Cafafe' Grande Champagne 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud Cognac Vieille Reserve 25 years 'Heylante Cafafe' Grande Champagne 40% 700ml
$478.00
The Vieille Réserve 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. CLICK HERE for more Paul Giraud
Paul Giraud Cognac Grand Champagne 58 years Tres Rare 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud Cognac Grand Champagne 58 years Tres Rare 40% 700ml
$473.00
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 'Rare' 50 years Grand Champagne 42% 700ml CARAFE | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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
Jean Fillioux 1953 Cognac 42% 350ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Jean Fillioux 1953 Cognac 42% 350ml
$923.00
This 1953 bottle of Jean Fillioux Cognac is about as extraordinary as it gets in the world of spirits. Few spirits of any description, let alone fine Cognacs such as this, ever get to reach such an age. The spirit has been resting in French Oak casks for an astounding 57 years, meaning it is truly a once in a lifetime bottle. This long aging process in the cellars of the Fillioux estate have produced some incredibly rich flavours, of full dried fruits, dark honey, old sherry, overripe bananas and flowers. This is a spirit that rewards patience with a glissando of aroma, flavour, and a finish that lasts and lasts. Comes complete with a beautiful wooden presentation box, and would make the ideal gift for any spirit lover. Note that due to the extreme scarcity of stock, this is a 350ml bottling. About the producer: Jean Fillioux is simply one of the very best when it comes to Cognac. The family owns a fantastic 63 acres vineyard in the heart of the Grande Champagne area since 1880. Since five generation they showcase how good a grower-producer Cognac taste, always light in style, fruit driven and elegant.

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