Cognac, Muscat, NV

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. CAMPBELLS 'CLASSIC' RUTHERGLEN MUSCAT NV (500ML)
    One of the great wine bargains of the world, and one of the most unique Australian wines available ... Learn More
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  2. CHAMBERS 'GRAND' RUTHERGLEN MUSCAT NV (375ML)
    One of the great wine bargains of the world, and one of the most unique Australian wines available. Awarded 95 points; "Here the wine emerges as a perfect example of muscat, supple and smooth in one moment, wildly exotic and energetic ... Learn More
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  3. DUDOGNON NAPOLEAN - 15YEARS
    Goes well with a cigar at room temperature, very fine cognac. Light shiny yellow. ... Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. PAUL GIRAUD 'HERITAGE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC  - 60 YEARS
    Very old eau-de-vie aged in Limousin oak barrels, with exacerbated aromas of rancio, oxidation, aging characteristics pushed to their peak. Very long on the palate, in the end sweet and tasty. From culture to distillation, Paul Giraud gives priority to ... Learn More
  8. SEPPELTSFIELD PARAMOUNT DP62 MUSCAT NV (HALF BOTTLE 375ML)
    99 points - James Halliday, AU Wine Companion Aromas of rose petals and perfume, layered with raisins. The palate is mouth-coating and syrupy, with raisins and Christmas cake, however maintains a delicate and balancing acidity. The Paramount DP62 Muscat is crafted ... Learn More
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  9. TESSERON COGNAC LOT 76 XO TRADITION (1750ML)
    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
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