Sicart & Cie J.

Cognac 1880 Sicart & Cie J.

Hors d'Age, Older than 50 years, Fine Champagne, Caves du Chapon

Provenance: Christies King Street, 3/8/2012

Cognac 1880 Sicart & Cie J. (20266)
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Size 70 cl
Vintage 1880
Vintage text Presumed 1880's
Alcohol 40.0 %
Age 50+ year old
Bottled 1935
Button No button
Fill level High shoulder
Maturation Hors d'Age
Packaging No casing
Region Fine Champagne
Shape Cognaçaise


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.

Sicart & Cie J.

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