Cognac 1828 Segrestan J.
Over a century in cask, Bottled July 1943, Grande Fine Champagne
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10/18/2000
|Age||100+ year old|
|Fill level||High shoulder|
|Region||Grande Fine Champagne|
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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+100 Years Matured in Bond
This superb Brandy was entered at the City of London's Coopers Row Vaults in 1935 and was then reputed to be over a century old, the casks were marked 1828. It was bottled in July 1943, after maturing in bond, at natural strength by Mullins & Westley, Ltd., 43, New Cavendish, London.