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.
Distilled in 1997 and bottled in September 2016. This is a fine Armagnac from Delord, one of th..
€79.99 Ex Tax: €65.03
A stunning Armagnac that was distilled in 1968. Flavours of citrus and plum work alongside sweet van..
€185.00 Ex Tax: €150.41
Having been aged in the Delord cellars for 40 years, this vintage has bountiful flavours of caramel,..
€95.00 Ex Tax: €77.24
This fine Armagnac from the House of Delord was distilled in 1988 and has wonderful aromas of peach ..
€80.00 Ex Tax: €65.04
This Cognac is made from the very best of the Grande Champagne terroir making it the best of the ..
€211.99 Ex Tax: €172.35
One of the best selling mid-range Cognacs in France, and a staple on some of the most revered res..
€62.99 Ex Tax: €51.21
Great value eau de vie made in the world renowned Grande Champagne region of Cognac. Fruity, plea..
€40.99 Ex Tax: €33.33
This exceptional blended cognac ranging in age from 10-25 years. Distilled with the lees and aged in..
€83.99 Ex Tax: €68.28
Multi award winning 1er Cru from Francois Voyer. Blended eaux de vie of between 20 and 30 years o..
€104.99 Ex Tax: €85.36
Aged in traditional Charentais barriques used previously in the maturation of 3 or 4 Eaux-de-vie, pe..
€50.99 Ex Tax: €41.45
Hine Antique XO is a blend of over 40 cognacs all aged for a minimum of 10 years, exclusively fro..
€183.99 Ex Tax: €149.59