Caves de l'Hotel de Paris

Cognac Caves de l'Hotel de Paris

Vieille Réserve, Premier Empire, Monte Carlo, Grande Champagne

Provenance: Tajan, 3/13/2000

Cognac Caves de l'Hotel de Paris (1446)
Vintage Non-vintage
Alcohol 39.0 %
Button No button
Classification Premier Empire
Fill level Mid shoulder
Maturation Vieille Réserve
Packaging No casing
Region Grande Champagne
Shape Burgundy
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.

Caves de l'Hotel de Paris

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