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Ragnaud-Sabourin
Florilège
45 yrs old (all from same year)
Triple "S" / Grande Champagne
46% abv

Incredibly deep aromas of dried autumn fruits, toffee, rich brown spices, toasty oak. A rich, velvety sentry leads to a dry-yet-fruity full-bodied palate of rich brown spices, dark caramel, cocoa, and roasted nuts. Finishes with a very long fade of smoky oak, peppery spice, and dried fruits. Exquisitely proportioned and balanced. Near perfection.

International Review of Spirits Award 2006 Platinum Medal (Rated 98 points, Superlative).

Ragnaud-Sabourin Florilege 45

 

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Rémy Martin

Rémy Martin
Extra
35 yrs old
Blend / 90% Grande Champagne, 10% Petite Champagne
40% abv

Fragrant honeysuckle and narcissus. Candied plums, rare spices, saffron and precious sandalwood. Satiny. Pure yet intense, refined, long and lingering finish. Winner Gold Medal, International Review of Spirits Award.

 

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Paul Giraud
Vieille Réserve
25 yrs old
100% hand-harvested
Triple "S"/ Grande Champagne
40% abv

Soft, delicate, sweet. Nose of stone fruit. Palate shows subtle, honeyed fruit. Mid-to-long length on finish. A best buy.

Paul Giraud

 

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Leyrat Glory Extra

Leyrat
Glory Extra
40 yrs old
Petite Champagne
45% abv

Old gold in colour. The nose has remarkable floral freshness with leafy undertones. This first impression yields to fine spice, notably cinnamon and pronounced aromas of stewed fruit and quince. The palate is exceptional for its smoothness, packed with peach and apricot flavours, with a hint of resin and honey in an elegant and powerful finish.

Spirits Challenge London 2010 Gold Medal

 

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Paul Giraud
Très Rare 40 yrs old
100% hand-harvested
Triple "S"/ Grande Champagne
40% abv

Very soft complex nose, slight cloves and pepper. Warm mid-length palate with slightly peppery final edge. A true reflection of a 40-year old cognac. A best buy.

Paul Giraud

 

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Le Reviseur ORIGIN XO

Le Réviseur
Extra ORIGIN
Petite Champagne
Naturally reduced over time;
cask strength of 45% abv

Golden amber in colour. A powerful first nose is driven by spice and honey, evolving towards pepper and cinnamon, with a soft honey and buttery richness. Dense palate, and at the same time clean and slightly dry. Excellent with a great cigar!

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2010 Gold Medal and Best in Class

 

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Louis Royer
XO
Blend / Grand Champagne, Petite Champagne & Borderies
42% abv

Deep copper mahogany color. Tremendously promising aromas of caramel apple, nutty praline, polished wood, cola nut, tobacco and sassafras. A silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body. Ending in a vanilla pod, honeyed spice cake, oak, and mossy earth accented finish. Powerfully delicious and ethereally balanced with oak. The virility never turns aggressive, enabling one to fully savor the cognac's lingering taste and remarkable finesse.

International Review of Spirits Award Gold Medal (Rated 94 points), SF World Spirits Competition 2010 Gold Medal, International Wines & Spirits Competition UK 2005 Gold, Concours General Agricole Paris Gold medal.

Louis Royer XO

 

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Hardy

Hardy
Perfection
Blend / Grand Champagne
41% abv

Vines date back to the 1870's, the Pre-phylloxera days. Its grapes are composed of a 100% French Colombard and this eaux-de-vie is pure and unblended at a natural strength of 41% volume. Hints of chocolate and coffee, big oak and great balance adds to the complexity. A rare Cognac for those who demand the finest. When perfection is gone, c'est fini, for it can never be duplicated.

 

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Pierre Ferrand
Selection des Anges
30 yrs old
Triple "S" / Grande Champagne
40% abv

The aromas are rich with oaky vanilla and chocolate with a hint of curry, then jasmine tea, honeysuckle and walnut appear. The bouquet continues to develop with candied fruit aromas, spicy saffron, ginger and honey, mixed with nutmeg and cedar wood. Sheer velvet on the palate. The flavours are rich and concentrated, with superb balance. The aftertaste persists for up to 12 minutes.

Pierre Ferrand Selection des Anges

 

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Hardy

Hardy
Noces d'Or
50 yrs old
Blend / Grand Champagne
40% abv

Moderately full-bodied. Inviting rich, fat aromas reveal a silky, honeyed character with elegant wood and spiced flavors lingering on the finish. A richly textured but gracefully proportioned style. A best buy.

The Beverage Tasting Institute Platinum Medal.

 



 
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