Jules Gilson & Co

Cognac 1940 Jules Gilson & Co 37.5cl

Presumed 1940s, half bottle

Provenance: Mulberry Bank, 3/28/2012

Cognac 1940 Jules Gilson & Co 37.5cl (4769)

70° proof. Guaranteed over three years of age and to be the distillation of the fermented juice of fresh grapes produced in the Cognac Are. Specially imported under licence from H.M. Government.

$ 919.00
Vintage Non-vintage
Vintage text Presumed 1940's
Alcohol 40.0 %
Button No button
Fill level Mid shoulder
Packaging No casing
Shape Cognaçaise
Size 37.5 cl

Cognac

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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