Cognac Grand Dauphin Centenaire Très Vieille
Série Centenaire. Bottle may differ slightly from picture
Provenance: Private purchase
|Age||100 year old|
|Button||Wax shoulder button|
|Fill level||Base neck|
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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On Friday, June 3, 1966, an International Trademark registration was filed for Cognac du Grand Dauphin by Maison Merinvil, Société à responsabilité limitée 34, rue Armand Simard, F-16100 COGNAC. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has given the trademark application number of 314478. The expiration date for this trademark is March 3, 2016