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
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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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.
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.
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.
Michel Couvreur Whisky Very Sherried 45% 500ml$968.00
Single Malt Whisky distilled on the 12th of April 1984 and aged over 25 years in sherry cask, leaving approximately 120 bottles available. Dark amber robe, ruby reflections. Intense silky texture. Fascinating tropical-style sensuality. A hint of vanilla, almond and sherry. Apparently bottomless power. Very long in the mouth. To be relished in silence. CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE MORE FROM MICHEL COUVREUR
Boingneres Bas Armagnac 1976 48% 700ml$831.00
Tasting Notes: A very tasty-looking long-aged vintage armagnac from Domaine Boingneres, who distinguish themselves not only by bottling at natural strength but also by releasing single grape variety armagnacs, which is almost unheard of.
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.
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$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.
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.
Paul Giraud Cognac Heritage 60 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml$875.00
The only blend - with Noblesse - of our range, the Heritage is to be classified separately, both aromatically and historically. This cognac has reached the paroxysm of oxidation. The aromas that have lost freshness and intensity tend towards almonds, kernels and the famous "rancio" so characteristic of very very old cognacs. This taste is difficult to describe. It is found in old beeswax furniture or old walnut oils; it only appears after a very long aging. It can also be found in Porto, Sherry, Maury. Such an aroma is inimitable: only time does its work. This cognac is to be enjoyed religiously, with all due respect to a lady of 70 years. CLICK HERE for more Paul Giraud