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Cognac 1825 Sicard & Co

Réserve spéciale, Embossed on button '1825', Glass shoulder button

Provenance: Christies Switzerland, 5/13/2001

Cognac 1825 Sicard & Co (5930)
Cognac 1825 Sicard, 70 cl. 1825: Simón Bolívar gives up his title of dictator of Peru and takes the alternative title of El Libertador. John Quincy Adams succeeds James Monroe as President of the United States. Charles X of France recognizes Haiti, 21 years after it expelled the French following the successful Haitian Revolution, and demands the payment of 150 million gold francs, 30 million of which Haiti must finance through France itself, as down payment.
$ 10,199.00

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Size 70 cl
Vintage 1825
Alcohol 40.0 %
Bottled 1910
Button Glass shoulder button
Classification Réserve Spéciale
Fill level Top shoulder
Seal Original cork
Shape Long Neck Bottle


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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