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Cognac in France

The famous Cognac region of France lies just north of the vineyards of Bordeaux. Its vineyard area is divided into six growing areas, with the most notable and famous of these being Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne – although these terms have nothing to do with the region of Champagne, their connection comes about through the high chalk content in the soils.

There is a certain mystique surrounding the relative qualities of Cognac and many people feel that because it is a perceived ‘luxury good’ when they purchase any bottle with the word ‘Cognac’ on the label it will be of exceptional quality; please note that this is not necessarily the case!

In Cognac terms the quality depends almost entirely on the length of time they have been aged and then classified accordingly. As a brief insight in to what to look out for here are the basics:

VS Cognac: More commonly known as three-star, denoted by three stars on the label. This may contain brandies as young as two years old.

VSOP - Very Special (or Superior) Old Pale Cognac: An old English term denoting a particularly fine, yet pale cognac. The spirit in these cognacs must have been aged in wood for a minimum of four years.

XO Cognac: Those that have been blended from minimum six-year-old cognacs may be entitled XO with many houses generally using much older blends.


ABK6 VSOP Superior Single Estate Cognac | Gift Boxed

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Cognac ABK6 XO Family Reserve

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Cognac Tesseron Lot 76 XO Tradition

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Cognac Tesseron Lot 90 XO Ovation

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ABK6 Orange - Cinnamon Cognac Liqueur - 70cl | 35% ABV (In Gift Tube)

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ABK6 Honey Cognac Liqueur - 70cl | 35% ABV (In Gift Tin)

Single Estate Cognac blended with Honey to produce the Worlds Best Honey Liqueur... Read More...

Cognac Tesseron Lot 53 XO Perfection

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Cognac Tesseron XO Passion

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ABK6 Reserve Cognac Limited Edition Artist Collection Nº 1

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Château Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet L50 Cognac

An exceptional 50 year old Cognac that represents the ultimate in purity & refinement... Read More...

Château Montifaud XO Silver 'Attitude' Cognac Petite Champagne

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ABK6 VSOP Cognac | 2 Glass Gift Box Set

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Cognac Tesseron Extreme Rare

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Cognac Tesseron Composition

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Cognac Tesseron Extra Legende

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Cognac Tesseron Lot 29 XO Exception

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