• Cognac A.E. DOR

Cognac A.E. DOR

Très Vieille, Age d' Or, Aged about 40 years, Grande Champagne

3,980
Vintage Non-vintage
Vintage text Age d' Or
Alcohol 36 %
Age 40 year old
Button Glass wax shoulder button
Maturation Très Vieille
Packaging No casing
Region Grande Champagne
Size 70 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.

A.E. DOR

The house A.E. DOR was founded in the small town of Jarnac by Amedee Edouard Dor in 1858. A.E. Dor has an incomparable heritage of vintage cognacs dating generally from before the time when the dreaded phylloxera struck in 1874. They have kept their precious contents intact for more than a century and a half and justified the standard of their worldwide renown.