Raynal & Co

Cognac 1893 Raynal & Co

Extra Vielle, Grande Fine Champagne, Wax shoulder button

Provenance: Artus, 7/9/1999

Cognac 1893 Raynal & Co (7182)

Réserve de la Mainon Raynal & Co, L. Saulnier successeur, 70 cl The number 3 is prevalent throughout our company’s history and several legends have arisen surrounding the origin of the icon of the three barrel s. Some say it refers to the maximum amount of barrels that smugglers could carry on their boats during Napoleon’s blockade of the British Isles. Others, that it represents the alliance of fire, water and earth: elements integral to the production of the best eaux-de-vie. March 1893 - Côte d'Ivoire becomes a French colony. The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting. Gandhi arrives in South Africa where he will live until 1914, he led non-violent peaceful protests on behalf of Indiah immigrants in Transvaal. The first car number plates appear in Paris, France.

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Vintage 1893
Alcohol 40.0 %
Button Wax shoulder button
Fill level High shoulder
Maturation Extra Vielle
Packaging Original wooden case
Region Grande Fine Champagne
Seal Original wax seal
Shape Paillarde
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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