Philippe de Castaigne

Cognac 1850 Philippe de Castaigne

Très Rare, 1er Cru, Grande Fine Champagne, Domaine de Lafont

Provenance: Private purchase, 5/17/2012

  • Cognac 1850 Philippe de Castaigne
  • Cognac 1850 Philippe de Castaigne
  • Cognac 1850 Philippe de Castaigne
Vintage 1850
Alcohol 40.0 %
Button Wax button
Classification Premièr Cru
Fill level Top shoulder
Packaging Original wooden case
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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