Cognac and Armagnac
Cognac and Armagnac are two distinct styles of brandy made in the regions immediately north and south of Bordeaux. Cognac grapes are mainly grown on chalky soils and the spirit is distilled twice in traditional 'Alembic' pot stills. In Armagnac the grapes grow mainly on sandy soils and distillation is done just once in a primitive column still. Generally speaking Cognac tends to be very smooth, floral and fruity while Armagnac is more earthy, powerful and robust. In older examples they can both be extremely good. Cognacs are labelled as VS (at least 2 years old), VSOP (4 years) and XO (6 years), with 'Napoleon' Cognacs falling somewhere in between VSOP and XO. Armagnacs also use the same labelling with VS meaning 2 years ageing but VSOP designating 5 years and XO 6 years. Vintage bottlings are very common for Armagnacs with the year denoting the time of harvest, we usually have a wide range of these in stock and they make great gifts.
A superb and richly flavoured Armagnac from Delord Freres who are based in the town of Lannepax.
€168.99 Ex Tax: €137.39
Distilled in 1975 and aged for almost 40 years before being bottled in early 2013. This is a rich..
€146.99 Ex Tax: €119.50
This is a very fine Cognac from Park, who are very highly regarded and bottle some great quality ..
€429.99 Ex Tax: €349.59
This is a great vintage Cognac from the Petite Champagne area within the region. Very limited, wi..
€359.99 Ex Tax: €292.67
This Cognac was chosen to represent a single area of Cognac and show how the delicate flavours chang..
€164.99 Ex Tax: €134.14
A wonderfully smooth yet complex Cognac from Park. This offers great value for money when compared t..
€48.00 Ex Tax: €39.02
Made using eaux de vie harvested exclusively from the premier Grande Champagne region, this Courvois..
€157.90 Ex Tax: €128.37
A special release of Courvoisier that was originally aged in French oak casks, followed by tradition..
€79.00 Ex Tax: €64.23
An incredibly old Armagnac that was distilled from the 1930 harvest and bottled in 2010 at 80 years ..
€899.99 Ex Tax: €731.70
A superb Armagnac from the 1971 vintage.
€146.50 Ex Tax: €119.11
A superb Armagnac from the 1981 vintage.
€88.50 Ex Tax: €71.95
A superbly rich and complex Armagnac from Delord who are one of the best producers in the region.&nb..
€73.50 Ex Tax: €59.75
Distilled from grapes that were harvested in 1940 as the German army marched across Europe. Incredib..
€799.99 Ex Tax: €650.40
From our favourite Armagnac distillery, Delord are situated in the town of Lannepax and own 42 acres..
€134.50 Ex Tax: €109.35
A selection of some great vintages by Sylvain and Jacques Delord. For this edition it was the 2..
€112.00 Ex Tax: €91.06
Delord 25 years old is elegant on the nose with peppery and spicy notes, it is in the mouth that thi..
€90.00 Ex Tax: €73.17