Cognac 1815 Denis-Mounié

Grande Fine Champagne

Provenance: CLN, 2/21/2005

  • Cognac 1815 Denis-Mounié
  • Cognac 1815 Denis-Mounié

1815 Vintage, J Denis Mounié & Co. From St. James Palace. Veale West House Wetherby Yorkshire Its in the heart of the Grande Champagne area, near Saint Preuil, that this family vineyard is situated. Several generations have been working this chalky soil to produce, distill and raise the Jacques Denis cognacs. Little has changed here over the years as tradition and the nobility of the best French oak remain the essential elements in the ageing process. Denis Mounié, a producer founded when Justin Denis and Henri Mounié joined forces and merged their vineyards in 1838. 1815: Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba and returns to France. The last conflict in the Napoleonic Wars is the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo with the permanent exile of Napoleon to the distant island of Saint Helena, where he died in May 1821. William I becomes King of the Netherlands.

$ 15,432
Vintage 1815
Alcohol 40.0 %
Button No button
Fill level Low shoulder
Packaging No casing
Region Grande Fine Champagne
Shape Cognaçaise
Size 70 cl


Renowned throughout the world, the production of Cognac has been regulated by its very own AOC since 1909. Only liqueurs from eaux-de-vie made from crus from the controlled appellation area of Cognac can be labelled as such. This liqueur must be distilled and aged on-site in compliance with authorised techniques: double distillation in a copper Charentais still, ageing in oak barrels for a set minimum ageing period.

A good Cognac is subjected to a complex manufacturing process. It is never made from the eau-de-vie of a single cru, but from a `marriage' of eaux-de-vie that vary in age and cru - some as old as a hundred. To establish the age of a Cognac, only the number of years spent in oak casks or barrels are taken into account. As soon as an eau-de-vie is decanted into a glass recipient, it ceases to age. The longer it is left to age, the more a Cognac gains in complexity, fragrance, aromas and taste (spiced, pepper and cinnamon flavours).

Please note that only Cognacs made exclusively from Petite and Grande Champagne (50% minimum) can use the "Fine Champagne" appellation.


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