Cognac, Pinot/Chardonnay

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. Taylors Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvee Nv
    At release, the wine displays clean citrus/lemon fragrances along with lifted floral blossom, toffee almonds, creme brule and underlying hints of vanilla and rose water. Initially the wine displays fresh citrus zest and stone fruit with a subtle honeyed ... Learn More
  2. Family Wine Growers Sparkling Nv
    A vibrant, fresh sparkling wine. Lifted aromas of green apple and citrus. Fruity and juicy with soft citrus flavours and crisp acidity. Enjoy now while young and fresh. With quality above its price point, this Sparkling is amazing value for ... Learn More
  3. Veuve Ambal Vin Mousseaux Blanc De Blanc Nv
    Maison Veuve Ambal was founded in the heart of Burgundy in 1898 by Veuve Marie Ambal, widow of a Parisian banker. The wines immediately gained recognition, and her grandson Charles Roux Ambal, followed by his grandson and current President Eric Piffaut, ... Learn More
  4. Terre A Terre Piccadilly Rosé 2018
    Terre à Terre is proud to present its third release of Piccadilly Rosé coming from its 3 vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills) – the Bizot Vineyard, the Heysen Vineyard and the Summertown Vineyard. The Bizot vineyard was planted in 1995-1996 with ... Learn More
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  5. Josef Chromy Sparkling Rose Nv
    Whole bunches of hand-picked fruit are gently pressed to ensure delicate flavours. Crisp Granny Smith apple with strawberry notes on the nose. A young, vibrant Sparkling Rose with lifted fresh field berries carry onto a clean textural palate with length ... Learn More
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  6. Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle Nv
    Exuding elegance & finesse. Pale yellow with a bouquet of green apple and hints of lime and brioche. On the palate, this is flirtatious and moreish. Enhanced by an invigorating cool, creamy acidity. Focused, cool and crisp with beautiful balance and ... Learn More
  7. Pipers Brook Tasmanian Vintage Brut 2016
    Produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes sourced from high density vineyard blocks of significant vine age up to 40 years. ... Learn More
  8. ONLINE CHRISTMAS PARTY PACK 2020 V2

    During the lead up to Christmas 2020, we're aware that things won't quite be the same as they have been in previous years (let's be honest- what isn't different this year!). Many restaurants and bars have tight restrictions on the ... Learn More

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  9. Sure to Please Gift Pack

    A mix of 3 great value and delicious wines that will be the perfect gift to get any Christmas party started! Showcasing wines from some of the best wine regions in the world, this is sure to make any true ... Learn More

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  10. Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee Sainte Anne Brut NV
    Cépages: 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier Assemblage: 60% 2016 base, 40% from 2015 & 2014 Vineyard/Village: From the village of Merfy Malo: Partial Elevage: 40% Stainless Steel, 60% Oak barrel En Tirage Aging: 24 months ... Learn More
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  11. Charles Heidsieck Reserve Brut Nv
    The base wine is equal parts pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier from the'07 vintage, and 40% reserve wine is added prior to the wine being bottled for its second fermentation. The reserve wine has an average age of 10 years, so ... Learn More
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  12. Chartogne-Taillet Brut Rose NV
    The NV Brut Le Rosé is another attractive Champagne from Alexandre Chartogne. Creamy and supple, the Rosé offers good up-front appeal, if not quite the persistence or energy of the very best wines in the range. I would prefer to ... Learn More
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  13. Champagne Jacquinot 'Symphonie Millesime' 2007
    Made by 4th generation producer Jean-Manuel Jacquinot. This is a Pinot Noir dominant Blend ... Learn More
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  14. Champagne Jacquinot 'Symphonie Rose Millesime' 2013
    Jean-Manuel Jacquinot obtained a degree in Oenology at the esteemed University of Reims. After this he became trainee oenologist at the world famous house of Veuve Clicquot. Today, Jean-Manuel has over 20 years of experience in making Champagne, is a Member ... Learn More
  15. Canard Duchene Charles Vii Blanc De Noirs  
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    Charles VII Blanc de Noirs NV is made from an exclusive blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. On the nose, pronounced aromas of summer fruits and preserved fruits combine with spicy notes. On the palate, the Champagne's maturity and ... Learn More
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  16. Champagne Deutz Brut Vintage 2010
    Deutz Brut Vintage is created in only the best years when a vintage is declared. The wines are blended from the finest crus and age at least three years on lees - one year more than required - in order ... Learn More
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  17. Henriot Rose Brut Nv Champagne
    Salmon pink with copper highlights. Fine, persistent effervescence. Intense, complex and pleasantly fruity, the nose reveals aromas of red berry fruit (raspberry, strawberry) and freshly squeezed citrus fruit (pink grapefruit, mandarin), then light vegetal fragrances (blackcurrant buds) and floral scents ( ... Learn More
  18. Bollinger Rose Nv
    62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus. To the nose: The nobility of red berries: hints of red currant, cherry and wild strawberry; a spicy touch, not unlike Special Cuvée. On the palate: A subtle combination of ... Learn More
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  19. Duval Leroy Rose Prestige Brut Nv Champagne
    The Rosé Prestige plays on themes of harmony and seduction in a modern context. Its bottle, with its bronze tints and delicate curves, holds a shower of pink-gold stars which has become a paradigm. The delicacy of its bubbles, a ... Learn More
  20. Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rose 2013
    In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest ... Learn More
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  21. Dudognon Napolean - 15Years
    Goes well with a cigar at room temperature, very fine cognac. Light shiny yellow. ... Learn More
  22. Laherte Freres 'Les Clos' Extra Brut Nv
    [The small village of Chavot, in the Coteaux Sud d’Épernay]... is also home to the Laherte family, whose 10ha estate is a model of what can be achieved in less well-known terroirs by careful study of the soil, a ... Learn More
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  23. Henriot Brut Millesime 2008
    Fresh as a daisy and light as a feather, this blend of Premier and Grand Crus adds takes this great vintage year, which also marks the 200th anniversary of Maison Henriot ; 1808 – 2008, to even dizzier heights. Clear, gold and sparkling in ... Learn More
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  24. Charles Heidsieck Rose Nv
    This wine is a tour de force in rosé wine making - it just makes perfect sense. They only use a base wine that's at least 7-8 years old, in this case, they have used 80% of the 2008 vintage with the ... Learn More
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  25. 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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  26. Champagne Drappier Reserve De L'Oenotheque 2002
    The history of the Drappier family began in the 13th century, when Saint Bernard built a block of flats in Urville for the Abbey Clairvaux. The Carte d'Or is one Drappier's most famous Cuvee's. The Reserve de l'Oentheque is a ... Learn More
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  27. Charles Heidsieck Vintage Brut 2006
    Charles Heidseick Vintage 2006, (60% Pinot Noir, 40 % Chardonnay) is by all accounts testiment to what was claimed as an exceptional vintage in champagne and Charles Heidsieck. Early signs of quality were assured when harvest started in climatically perfect picking conditions. On both ... Learn More
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  28. 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
  29. Dom Perignon Vintage 'David Lynch Collectors Edition' 2003
    The 2003 is one of the most unusual Dom Perignons, going back to 1952. 2003 was a torrid vintage across northern Europe, especially during the critical month of August, when temperatures remained very hot for well over a month. The harvest was the ... Learn More
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  30. 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
  31. Krug Grande Cuvee 'Original Label' Nv
    Exceptionally rare and well kept example of the original Krug Grande Cuvee with the old NV labels on the bottle ... Learn More
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  32. Dom Perignon Vintage 2004
    The 2004 vintage leaves its mark on the history of Dom Pérignon for its ease and generosity. In contrast with the year before, vine growth was regular and progressed without incident, while the bunches were of a significant number and ... Learn More
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  33. Billecart Salmon 'Extra Brut' 2008
    Extra Brut Vintage was conceived in 2004, a good vintage but without the structure required for the Nicolas François label. Hence it was effectively declassified and released as Extra Brut Vintage. Both labels were produced in 2006, 2007 and 2008. To distinguish it ... Learn More
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  34. 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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  35. Louis Roederer Cristal 2012
    98/100, Antonio Galloni - "In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage ... Learn More
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  36. Krug Vintage 2006
    At first sight, the intense golden colour promises round generosity. A very expressive and indulgent nose reveals yellow and dried fruit, toasted almonds, hazelnut, maple syrup, meringue and mandarin liqueur. On the palate it is generous, deep, ample and fresh ... Learn More
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  37. Krug Vintage 2004
    2004 is a powerful vintage that has produced an amazing Champagne from Krug. ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2004
    $409.99 Per item
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  38. Krug Vintage 2004
    2004 was a generous, highly expressive year following the challenging extremes and limited yields of 2003. Nature gave a breadth of choice in 2004. However it is a vintage where Chardonnay dominated Pinot Noir. The blend itself, 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Meunier, has ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2004
    $445.01 Per item
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  39. Krug Vintage 2003
    2003 was described by many as the "most challenging" Champagne vintage of the last 40 years, but Krug has made a masterpiece. ... Learn More
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