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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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Richard Hennessy

Richard Hennessy
40 yrs old
(A blend of Cognacs from 40 to 200 yrs old)
Blend / Grand Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, and Fins Bois
40% abv

Balanced and complex, the rich bouquet slowly releases a succession of aromas that have built up over the years: vanilla, spices, pepper and delicately fragrant flowers. In the mouth, the infinitely refined texture reveals an extraordinary palette of flavors that blends spices, the subtle essence of ripe fruit and the finesse of oak.

 

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Hennessy

Hennessy
Paradis Extra
25 yrs old
Blend / Grand Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, and Fins Bois
40% abv

A veritable fireworks display of spices and peppery notes, softened by the fragrant scent of flowers. Finesse and elegance are the major characteristics. Perfectly harmonious in the mouth, Paradis Extra reveals itself to be smooth, full-bodied and long-lasting on the palate. Force and finesse, plus the delicate flavor of rancio give this cognac its remarkable balance.

 

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Daniel Bouju XO
25 yrs old
Triple "S" / Grande Champagne
40% abv

A stunningly multi-layered, complex bouquet with succulent smoky and ripe fruit. Sweet right out of the gate; more pensive, concentrated and soft cheese-like by virtue of the elevated level of rancio. The finish is long and dry to off-dry. A clinic for anyone to learn about rancio. A best buy.

Daniel Bouju XO

 

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Rémy Martin Louis XIII

Rémy Martin
Louis XIII
40 yrs old
Blend / Grand Champagne
40% abv

A blend of 1200 different 40 to 100 years old eaux-de-vie in specially crafted barrels called tiercons. The first nose of Louis XIII is incredibly rich, combining floral aromas with spicy fragrances. Jasmine is a dominant note, highlighting the saffron. It is then followed by the five Chinese spices, punctuated by the scents of Havana. The second nose blends the perfumes of flowers and exotic fruit more precisely. Rich and harmonious, with nuances of dried fruit and the ambiance of frankincense. Subtle tonalities of fig and sandalwood on the palate. Infinite flavours are revealed in the mouth.

 

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Le Réviseur
X.O.
Petite Champagne
40% abv

Amber in colour The initial aroma has soft oak and vanilla, developing to a very elegant rancio with delicious notes of dried fruit and nuts. Soft and lingering palate with licorice and rancio flavours.

SF World Spirits Competition 2009 Gold Medal.

Le Reviseur X.O.

 

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Courvoisier

Courvoisier
Initiale Extra
50 yrs old
(A blend of Cognacs from 50 to 100 yrs old)
Blend / Grand Champagne
50% abv

Fragrant layers of truffles, cedar and cinnamon slowly build into a long, delicate finish that lingers on the palate.

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2007 Gold Medal (Best in Class), SF World Spirits Competition 2007 Double Gold Medal, IWSC Trophy for Cognac "Best in Class", International Wine and Spirit Competition 2005 & 2006 Gold Medals.

 

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Delamain
Vesper
35 yrs old
Blend / Grand Champagne
40% abv

Vanilla, buttered caramel and spice aromas. A soft, supple entry leads to a fruity sweet, medium-bodied palate with crème brûlée, brown spices, and honey. Finishes with a stylish, bittersweet fade of spice. An elegant, delicate, beautifully balanced style.

International Review of Spirits Award Gold Medal, SF World Spirit Competition 2003 Gold Medal.

Delamain

 



 
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