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Cognac Tasting Collection
24 Tubes in wooden box

This cognac tasting contains:
• 24 glass tubes of 25 ml cognac
• Booklet with illustrations and descriptions of the cognacs
• Luxury wooden gift box
*Tasting glass sold separately in the checkout

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Unique collection of 24 very special cognacs in a beautiful wooden gift box.
Discover your favorite cognac and learn to distinguish the differences.
Enjoy while you become an expert.
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Set 1

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Martell - V.S.

Martell - V.S.

Assemblage

The house Martell, founded in 1715 by the Englishman Jean Martell, who started trading Eau de Vie in the French Cognac area, still buys Eau de Vie from Cognac farmers from the various Crus of this region. Their VS (Very Special) Cognac is 2 years old; the legal minimum age for VS. The Cognac comes from the 4 most important Crus; Grande Champagne, Petit Champagne, Borderie and Fins Bois. This is called an Assemblage Cognac. The VS is fresh, fruity and slightly spicy.

40% Vol.

Frapin - V.S.

Frapin - V.S.

Grande Champagne

The family business Frapin, established since 1270 in Segonzac with 300 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Grande Champagne, where predominantly the Ugni Blanc grape grows. From growing the grapes to bottling their Cognac, everything happens on this 'domaine', making it a Grande Champagne Premier Grand Cru de Cognac. This VS matured for at least 6 years on French Limousin oak, making it spicy and warm, the aftertaste quite long with notes of raisins, tobacco and coffee.

40% Vol.

Courvoisier - VS

Courvoisier - VS

Assemblage

Courvoisier has existed since the end of the 18th century. During the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889, all participants were given a glass of Courvoisier to toast on this important event. Courvoisier allows all Cognac to mature longer than legally prescribed. This VS is an assembly of at least 4 years old. The oldest Cognac matured 7 years old. The grapes come mainly from the Fins Bois, a small part of the Petit Champagne. This gives an elegant and fruity character with notes of burned wood.

40% Vol.

Raymond Ragnaud - Selection

Raymond Ragnaud - Selection

Grande Champagne

Raymond Ragnaud has been making Cognac since 1860 on a small Domaine in the Grande Champagne. The family has 47 hectares of Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes. The Folle Blanche is not often used because of the low yield, but it does give a lot of taste. The Eau de Vie is distilled in an Alambic Charentais, the statutory still for Cognac. The Selection is their youngest Cognac, more than 4 years old. The Cognac is fresh and fruity, with notes of raisins and herbs.

40% Vol.

De Luze - VS

De Luze - VS

Assemblage

Together with his 5 sons, Baron Alfred de Luze started trading Cognac in 1822. 40 years later, De Luze decided to make Cognac themselves in the Grande Champagne; with 400 acres now the largest vineyard in this area. The grapes from the 4 most important Cru's are distilled in 41 Alambics, making them the largest distiller in the entire Cognac area. The grapes for the fruity VS of at least 4 years old come from the Fins Bois.

40% Vol.

Hennessy - Fine de Cognac

Hennessy - Fine de Cognac

Assemblage

The largest Cognac house of France, founded in 1765 by Irishman Richard Hennessy, who was an officer in Louis XV's army and after his ministry began trading in Cognac. Hennessy is certainly the hippest Cognac at the moment and served in the prominent clubs and the urban scene. 'Fine' means that Eau de Vie has been used out of 2 Cru' s; only Petit and Grande Champagne. It is at least 4 years old and has light and soft fruity notes.

40% Vol.

Remy Martin - VSOP

Remy Martin - VSOP

Assemblage - Fine Champagne

In 1724 Remy Martin started trading Eau de Vie and Cognac in the French Cognac area and is now a large and leading Cognac house which itself owns 4 Domaines in the Grande Champagne and has more than 100 Cognac farmers under contract in the Grande and Petit Champagne, who grow grapes for this brand and distil Eau de Vie. This VSOP is at least 4 years old and is a Fine Cognac assembly (blend) of Petit and Grande Champagne Cognac.

40% Vol.

Chateau Montifaud - VSOP

Chateau Montifaud - VSOP

Petite Champagne

Augustin Vallet started his Cognac business in 1866 in Jarnac Champagne, the heart of Petit Champagne. Now, 150 years later, the sixth generation of Laurent Vallet still makes high quality Cognac. From growing the grape to filling the bottles, everything happens on the Chateau. Montifaud is a leading Petit Champagne Cognac, which matures much longer than legally specified. It is over 9 years old and matured on old barrels of French oak.

40% Vol.

Giboin - VSOP

Giboin - VSOP

Borderie

François Giboin has a small Domaine (60 acres) in the Borderie, the smallest Cru of the Cognac region. His great-grandfather began making Cognac in 1830 in the same place. The Borderie is the only Cru with brown clay as a soil type. This makes the Cognac a bit more rustic and firmer than Cognac from the other Cru's. Giboin mainly uses Ugni Blanc grapes. This sturdy Cognac has first matured up to 8 years on large barrels after which it aged for another 2 years on 250 litre barrels.

40% Vol.

Pierre Vallet - VSOP

Pierre Vallet - VSOP

Grande Champagne

Pierre Vallet was the second generation of the owners of Chateau Montifaud. The sixth generation, Laurent Vallet, used his name for this Cognac in honor of his grandfather. Unlike the Montifaud Cognac, this is an assembly of the 2 most important Cru's: Petit Champagne and Grande Champagne. The grapes used are Colombard, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc. This VSOP is over 5 years old and a bit more robust than the Montifaud VSOP. A warm Cognac with lots of raisins and herbs.

40% Vol.

Courvoisier - VSOP

Courvoisier - VSOP

Assemblage - Fine Champagne

This Courvoisier VSOP has matured for at least 8 to 12 years while generally matured for 5 years is taken as the minimum to be labeled as VSOP. A classic cognac, aged in a selection of Tronçais and Limousin oak barrels. This Courvoisier VSOP is a ‘Fine de Champagne'; a blend of cognacs from the Grande and Petite Champagne region.

40% Vol.

Frapin - VSOP

Frapin - VSOP

Grande Champagne

The Frapin family was already active as winegrowers in the present Cognac area as early as the 11th century. In the 17th century the family was even awarded an official family crest by King Louis XIV in the 14th century, which still appears on every bottle of Frapin. Frapin only grows grapes in the 1st Cru, the Grande Champagne. Everything takes place on their own Domaine, from the cultivation of grapes to even maturing in their own cellars. This VSOP is at least 8 years old, made from Ugni Blanc grapes.

40% Vol.

Meukow XO

Meukow XO

Assemblage

The story began with Auguste-Christophe and Gustav Meukow, 2 brothers from Silesia, who were sent to France in 1862 by czar Alexander II to buy Cognac. They never returned and started their own trading house in the west of the Cognac region. Meukow still buys high quality Cognac and bottles it in their characteristic bottles with panther. This XO assembly contains only Grande Champagne Cognac and is very soft, fruity with many deep aromas such as coffee, leather and tobacco.

40% Vol.

Chateau Montifaud - XO

Chateau Montifaud - XO

Petite Champagne

Only 13 Cogac houses may bear the name 'Chateau'. Château Montifaud, originally located in the Petit Champagne, had been owned by the Vallet family since 1866 and, despite the fact that the chateau itself was bombed down in 1944, Montifaud, with 120 hectares of vineyards in the Petit Champagne and 5 in the Grande Champagne, is still entitled to use the term' Chateau'. Despite the legal minimum of 6 years, this XO is 30 years old and made from grapes from the Petit Champagne.


40% Vol.

Pierre Vallet XO

Pierre Vallet XO

Assemblage

Pierre Vallet is the great-grandfather of Laurent Vallet, the sixth generation Vallet and the owners of Montifaud. On their Chateau they do everything themselves; grow the grapes, make wine and distill in their traditional Alambic Charentais. The Eau de Vie is matured in barrels of French Limousin oak and bottled in-house. Pierre Vallet differs from its own Montifaud Cognac, because with this Cognac also grapes from the grande Champagne are used. This XO is at least 24 years old.

40% Vol.

Giboin XO Royal

Giboin XO Royal

Borderie

The François Giboin Domaine is located in the Borderie, the smallest Cru of the Cognac area. Started in 1830, one still makes traditional Borderie Cognac here. The clay subsoil makes the Cognacs from this region a bit rustic and sturdier. The XO Royal is an assembly of various ages from the cellars of Giboin. The accent is Cognac from the seventies, mixed with slightly younger Cognacs. The XO has rich floral notes, leather, tobacco, nuts and dried fruit.

40% Vol.

Jean Fillioux Napoléon

Jean Fillioux Napoléon

Grande Champagne

La Pouyade, the Domaine Jean Fillioux, and 63 acres large, is located in the Grande Champagne. Started in 1880, this Cognac house still makes their own unique style of Cognac. The fifth generation, Christophe Fillioux, does not make any concessions whatsoever to the style of his great-grandfather Honoré Fillioux. 'Napoléon' - the same as XO-, must be at least 6 years old. However, this Napoleon matured for 10 years on French Limousin oak. The Cognac is spicy, has notes of herbs, walnut, marzipan and dried fruit.

40% Vol.

Chateau Montifaud Michel Vallet, 15 Y

Chateau Montifaud Michel Vallet, 15 Y

Petite Champagne

Michel Vallet is the 5th generation of the owners of Chateau Montifaud. Within the family, the tradition is that each new generation makes its own assembly of the best barrels from their cellars. Searching for balance between fruit and oak, Michel chose barrels of at least 15 years old with solely Petit Champagne Cognac. The Cognac has many fruity tones, but also clear influences of the French Limousin oak. Vanilla, dried plum and herbs are well recognized.

40% Vol.

Giboin Millesime 1994

Giboin Millesime 1994

Borderie

Just like his ancestors since 1830, François Giboin chooses quality. The Giboin Domaine is located in the Borderie, the smallest Cru of the Cognac area. Only a few Cognac makers release a 'Millesime', because the legal inspection on years is strictly regulated by law; only bottles with Cognac from barrels sealed by the BNIC may be marked with year mark. Giboin has only 2 barrels sealed per year. The Cognac is beautifully sturdy, with many aromas of herbs and fruits.


40% Vol.

Raymond Ragnaud Reserve

Raymond Ragnaud Reserve

Grande Champagne

Raymond Ragnaud has been an self-willed and small Cognac house since 1860. Their Domaine measures 47 hectares, in 3 different vineyards, planted with Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes. On their Domaine they do everything themselves in their own way; from the grape to the bottle. Run for 30 years by Francoise Ragnaud Bricq, giving a female twist to her Cognac. The Reserve is over 7 years old. A fruity Cognac with soft notes of melon, peach and tobacco.


40% Vol.

Jean Fillioux La Pouyade

Jean Fillioux La Pouyade

Grande Champagne

Founded by Honoré Fillioux in 1880, in the heart of the Grande Champagne region. The Domaine measures 63 acres and is characterized by its very own style and is very popular with true Cognac lovers. For this Cognac, fourth generation Pascal and fifth generation Christophe are taking a long time to make an assembly of the right barrels, the youngest being 8 years old. The result is a surprisingly rich Grande Champagne Cognac with many aromas from marzipan to vanilla.


42% Vol.

Ragnaud Sabourin Reserve Special

Ragnaud Sabourin Reserve Special

Grande Champagne

Perhaps the best Cognac house; Ragnaud Sabourin, located in the Grande Champagne since 1850. Together with her daughter Patricia, Annie Ragnaud runs this Domaine entirely according to the old family tradition. Without concessions, plenty of time is taken for all steps in the process of making Cognac. The Cognacs released are always of the same year, the age recognizable by the number on the bottle. This Reserve Spécial is 20 years old and has a very rich smell and taste.

43% Vol.

Martell XO

Martell XO

Assemblage

Of the oldest of the famous Cognac trading houses, this is an assembly of Cognac from the Grande Champagne and Borderie. Honorary to the founder, the Englishman Jean Martell, who came to France in 1715 and started trading in Cognac. Besides the Grande Champagne, which gives the Cognac a lot of softness, Martell likes to use Borderie Cognac in their assemblages, which gives a lot of strength and body. The XO is a wonderful example of this. A subtle blend of fruits, herbs and nuts.

40% Vol.

Courvoisier XO

Courvoisier XO

Assemblage

Emmanuel Courvoisier was a Parisian wine and Cognac merchant at the beginning of 1800. His son Félix decided in 1843 to move to Jarnac and to focus on the Cogac trade. Courvoisier is known for the fact that they have their spirits age much longer than prescribed by law. This XO is an assembly of Grande Champagne and Borderie Cognac. The ages range from 11 to 25 years. Rich in flavour with fruit, wood, spices, nuts, vanilla and orange marmalade.

40% Vol.