Segrestan J.

Cognac 1828 Segrestan J.

Over a century in cask, Bottled July 1943, Grande Fine Champagne

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10/18/2000

Cognac 1828 Segrestan J. (7613)
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Vintage 1828
Alcohol 39.0 %
Age 100+ year old
Bottled July 1943
Fill level High 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.

Segrestan J.

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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.