Cognac Selection Tres Vieilles Reserve de Lafite
Domains de Barons Réserve, In Original Basket, Grancru Pauilllac, Seagram
Provenance: Bonhams London, 3/29/2012
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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.
Lafite-Rothschild(We currently have no information available on this brand)
A cognac label of a wine producer
Lafite Rothschild is a premier cru Bordeaux house. In the mid-eighties of the last century, at that time the business was managed by Yves Le Canu; they started selecting cognac. Originally it was for the château’s consumption after the phenomenal receptions and meals hosted by the family.
Very old cognacs
This project, initiated by Eric de Rothschild, in collaboration with a cognac producer, who wishes to remain unexposed, is a cognac assembled from very old cognacs (at least older than fifty years) from the Grande Champagne and border districts.
Lafite Rothschild Très Vieille Réserve
Some of their direct importers in the world wanted that exclusive selected, blended cognac and Lafite Rothschild began to distribute a limited number of bottles, on a yearly base, to their network of importers. Lafite Rothschild Très Vieille Réserve comes in a straw basket. The logo of Lafite and the five arrows can be seen on the label, 70cl and 40,5% ABV. The line of merchandise was extended to an Armagnac, sourced from one of the best négociants in the region