Cognac, Grenache

Cognac is named after the town of Cognac in France and is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name. Ugni Blanc, which is known locally as Saint-Emilion, is the one most commonly used grape to produce Cognac. The region is divided in to six zones, Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Bordeies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and lastly Bois Ordinaire, not to be confused with Champagne, the premier sparkling wine region in north east France.

Strict guidelines must be followed for a distilled brandy to be legally labelled as a Cognac by the Appellation d’origine contrôlée. Only specific grapes are allowed to be used, of which Ugni Blanc is the most common. The brandy must be distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of 24 months in French oak barrels from Limousis or Tronçais.

Blending is very common in Cognacs, and the age is derived from the age of the youngest grapes used in the blend. Cognacs develop and age in a similar way to Scotch Whiskies, though most Cognacs can age much longer than the legal requirement due to the time spent in the French oak barrels.
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  1. YALUMBA 'OLD BUSH VINE' GRENACHE 2017
    Fruit for this wine was sourced from vines planted between 1898 and 1972. Appealingly pure aromas of red cherry with raspberry and cedar, this wine is attractive and ethereal. Violets and liquorice show through the red fleshed, taut and precise palate. Pushes ... Learn More
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  2. MONT-REDON RESERVE COTES DU RHONE 2016
    Following careful selection of the best wines in the cellar, we make a single blend, which will be bottled at the Estate about eighteen months after the harvest. Loaded with red and black berries, beautiful violets, dried provincial herbs and ... Learn More
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  3. ROCKBARE TIDEWAY GRENACHE 2017
    RockBare is a great example of the region’s signature wine. This bright and crunchy number presents a savoury touch with an intense concentration of flavour that makes this wine stand out from the pack with fine walnut–like tannins. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Sam Kim
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    Ray Jordan
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    Toni Paterson MW
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  4. THISTLEDOWN GORGEOUS GRENACHE ROSE 2019
    Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and we’re slightly obsessed with it. Our first Rosé is sourced from an old, single vineyard in Berri. Beautifully pale, salmon pink with delicate aromatics and lovely texture, it lives up to ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
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    Nick Butler
  5. LE VERSANT 'VIN DE PAYS D'OC' ROSE 2018
    Made by the best co-operative producer in France, and imported exclusively by United Cellars. A delicate pretty nose, attractively scented. Notes of red fruits combine with more floral aromas like apple or orange blossom. Fresh and truly delicious with fruit ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
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    Michael Cooper
  6. YALUMBA 'SAMUEL'S COLLECTION BUSH VINE' GRENACHE 2018
    All batches of Bush Vine Grenache are crushed as separate parcels to either static pumpover fermenters or open top fermenters. The majority of batches are fully destemmed, however for some the stems are left on to contribute another flavour dimension. ... Learn More
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  7. THE OTHER WINE CO. MCLAREN VALE GRENACHE 2019
    Since day one The Other Wine Co. has championed a modern style of Australian Grenache with brightness, spice and juiciness, drawn from magnificent old vine fruit grown in sandy soils. 2019 is notable for exciting new grower parcels. Three main Blewitt ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  8. SC PANNELL 'BASSO' GARNACHA 2018
    “Lighter, warm climate red wines based on Grenache particularly from McLaren Vale have a growing place on the tables of Australian diners. Youthful, flavoursome wines to make you smile that match where and how we live, and the food we ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  9. YANGARRA OLD VINE GRENACHE 2018
    From bush vines planted in 1946 high on the Estate’s deep sandy soils, the Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure. Pretty floral aromas and briary bright red fruits. The palate shows lots of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  10. YANGARRA OLD VINE GRENACHE 2016
    From bush vines planted in 1946 high on the Estate’s deep sandy soils, the Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure. Pretty floral aromas and briary bright red fruits. The palate shows lots of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  11. DORMILONA HOUSE PET NAT 2020
    Notes from winemaker Jo Perry, winner of the 2016 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year; Jo Perry has been tinkering with the Pet Nat wine style for a few years now. House Pet is her latest dalliance into the ancient world ... Learn More
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  12. YANGARRA​ 'OVITELLI​'​ ​G​RENACHE​ 2017
    "The name ‘Ovitelli’ is a portmanteau of ‘ovi’ and ‘vitelli’ meaning ‘egg’ and ‘life’ respectively. The Ovitelli Grenache is our most perfumed and elegant Grenache from the sands at Yangarra. The vibrant fruit of the dry-grown 1946 planted bush vines is ... Learn More
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    Toni Paterson MW
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  13. YANGARRA​ 'OVITELLI​'​ ​G​RENACHE​ 2018
    "The name ‘Ovitelli’ is a portmanteau of ‘ovi’ and ‘vitelli’ meaning ‘egg’ and ‘life’ respectively. The Ovitelli Grenache is our most perfumed and elegant Grenache from the sands at Yangarra. The vibrant fruit of the dry-grown 1946 planted bush vines is ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  14. SC PANNELL SMART GRENACHE 2018
    This is the second release from a 64-year-old, dry-grown, bush-vine vineyard, on the edge of the Clarendon township. The site was planted by Bernie Smart and is managed by his son Wayne. It features Saddleworth formation soils that are up ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
  15. SC PANNELL OLD MCDONALD GRENACHE 2018
    The grapes come from a 76-year-old, dry-grown vineyard I have worked with since 2004. It was formerly owned by Duncan McDonald and is now farmed by Matt Hatwell. It features sandy, Eocene-era soils at an altitude of 83m above sea level. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
  16. YANGARRA​ 'OVITELLI​'​ ​G​RENACHE​ 2015
    "The name ‘Ovitelli’ is a portmanteau of ‘ovi’ and ‘vitelli’ meaning ‘egg’ and ‘life’ respectively. The Ovitelli Grenache is our most perfumed and elegant Grenache from the sands at Yangarra. The vibrant fruit of the dry-grown 1946 planted bush vines is ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  17. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'ELDER HILL' GRENACHE 2017
    100% Grenache matured in old French oak for 7.5 months. This is particularly sinuous in form, with elegant aromas of white pepper, dried fig, and quince paste. It has savoury flavours of anise and gunmetal; it has darker, perhaps more serious flavours ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  18. YANGARRA​ 'OVITELLI​'​ ​G​RENACHE​ 2016
    Made by Peter Fraser - 2016 Winemaker of the Year (James Halliday Wine Companion) with great emphasis on perfume, tension and precision. Lifted noted of florals, cherries & herbs. Excellent acid & tannin structure. Elegant fruit, with a long finish of lingering freshness ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  19. THISTLEDOWN SANDS OF TIME SINGLE VINEYARD GRENACHE 2018
    One of the most awarded Grenaches available today- Winner, Top Gold, 97 Points James Halliday Grenache Challenge 2019; Gold McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019; 95pts The Wine Front; 94pts Huon Hooke; 94 James Suckling; 93 Robert Parker Sourced from one 75 year old vineyard, the bush ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
  20. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'ELDER HILL' GRENACHE 2016
    100% Grenache matured in old French oak for 7.5 months. This is particularly sinuous in form, with elegant aromas of white pepper, dried fig, and quince paste. It has savoury flavours of anise and gunmetal; it has darker, perhaps more serious flavours ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  21. DEISEN LATE GRENACHE 2005
    Deisen wines are a tiny producer, surrounded by some of the best vineyard sites in the Barossa Valley. Stories abound of the Deisen fruit going into Rockford's basket press and also to John Duval; of old vines being pulled up ... Learn More
  22. ONLINE TASTING PACK - YANGARRA TASTING WITH WINEMAKER PETER FRASER

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 25th of June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will be running a ... Learn More

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    Huon Hooke
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    Mike Bennie
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  23. ONLINE TASTING PACK - SC PANNELL TASTING WITH WINEMAKER STEVE PANNELL

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 16th of July 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we ... Learn More

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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
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    Gary Walsh
  24. YANGARRA '​HIGH​ ​SANDS​'​ ​GRENACHE 2015
    Awarded Best 'Other Variety' in Australia by James Halliday's Wine Companion 2019 - 98 points Aromas of very concentrated, spiced dark fruits appear alongside pretty florals, which become more apparent the longer the wine is open. The palate is rich and plush, ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday
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  25. DUDOGNON NAPOLEAN - 15YEARS
    Goes well with a cigar at room temperature, very fine cognac. Light shiny yellow. ... Learn More
  26. YANGARRA '​HIGH​ ​SANDS​'​ ​GRENACHE 2016
    Awarded Best Wine in Australia by James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 - 99 points The wine comes from Block 31 of the vineyard, at once the highest in terms of elevation, the lowest in terms of yield, and the deepest in terms of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  27. YANGARRA '​HIGH​ ​SANDS​'​ ​GRENACHE 2014
    100% Grenache from 70 year-old vines. Aromas of very concentrated, spiced dark fruits appear alongside pretty florals, which become more apparent the longer the wine is open. The palate is rich and plush, with its trademark tight line of tannin and acidity. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  28. YANGARRA​ 'OVITELLI​'​ ​G​RENACHE MAGNUM​ 2016
    Made by Peter Fraser - 2016 Winemaker of the Year (James Halliday Wine Companion) with great emphasis on perfume, tension and precision. Lifted noted of florals, cherries & herbs. Excellent acid & tannin structure. Elegant fruit, with a long finish of lingering freshness ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  29. DOMAINE P. USSEGLIO CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 'CUVEE DE MON AIEUL' 2015
    Classic CNDP: 100% Grenache, 0% new oak. Copious kirsch, licorice, toasted spice and crushed flowers on the nose. A seamless, full-bodied profile. Elegant, remarkably fresh and with fine tannin. '2015 is a truly sensational vintage.' - Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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  30. YANGARRA '​HIGH​ ​SANDS​'​ ​GRENACHE 2017
    Awarded 98 points by James Halliday's Wine Companion 2021 The wine comes from Block 31 of the vineyard, at once the highest in terms of elevation, the lowest in terms of yield, and the deepest in terms of sand. It seems counterintuitive, but ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  31. TESSERON COGNAC LOT NO. 90 XO OVATION 'SELECTION'
    Made from the finest terroirs in Cognac –Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois – Lot n°90's unique character comes from long ageing in oak barrels, which adds richness and complexity. Aromas of very fresh pear & quince notes ... Learn More
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    Wine and Spirits Magazine
  32. CHAPOUTIER CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 'CROIX DE BOIS' 2017
    The wines from this land have strong structure and colour. Very ripe red fruit, plum and some spicy scents. Full flavours of deep red fruit, which make a distinctive statement of dense Grenache intensity with warm furry, but fine tannins. ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
  33. PAUL GIRAUD 'VIEILLE RESERVE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC - 25 YEARS
    Soft, delicate, sweetish nose like stone fruit. Palate shows subtle, honeyed fruit, long length of plums & prunes, showing its twenty five year age. From culture to distillation, Paul Giraud gives priority to ancestral know-how to best serve the expression of ... Learn More
  34. TESSERON COGNAC LOT 76 XO TRADITION
    An exceptional blend of the best reserves of Grande Champagne Cognac, aged to perfection in old wood barrels. Lot 76 immediately establishes its quality at the nose: a profusion of aromas of caramelised peaches, almonds and candied fruits sublimated by a ... Learn More
  35. DUDOGNON RESERVE DES ANCETRES  - 30 YEARS
    A full-throttle bouquet as well-defined notes of vanilla, paraffin, and ripe grapes fill the nasal cavity ... Learn More
  36. ONLINE TASTING PARTY PACK - SC PANNELL TASTING WITH WINEMAKER STEVE PANNELL

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains 2 bottles of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 16th of July 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will ... Learn More

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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
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    Gary Walsh
  37. YANGARRA '​HIGH​ ​SANDS​'​ ​GRENACHE MAGNUM 2015
    "The 2015 stamp of full throttle acidity and tannin that has run through our Old Vine and Ovitelli Grenache is very evident in the High Sands. It is youthful and will benefit from some time bottle or time in a decanter. " ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday
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  38. YANGARRA '​HIGH​ ​SANDS​'​ ​GRENACHE 2017 MAGNUM
    Awarded 98 points by James Halliday's Wine Companion 2021 The wine comes from Block 31 of the vineyard, at once the highest in terms of elevation, the lowest in terms of yield, and the deepest in terms of sand. It seems counterintuitive, but ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  39. PAUL GIRAUD 'TRES RARE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC - 40 YEARS
    A true reflection of a forty years old Cognac. Old brandy that has remained for many years in oak barrels. Its characteristics are more assertive, with aromas of rancio, cigar box, leather and spicy fragrances. Very complex nose and palate, ... Learn More
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