Cognac, Red Blends

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. All Saints The Keep Tawny Port Nv
    A tawny colour with a hint of red. The aroma is a mix of ripe berry fruit and rancio characters from extended barrel maturation. On the palate there is ripe fruit giving a generous mouth feel with hints of vanilla ... Learn More
  2. Bastioni Della Rocca Leggero Appassimento Puglia 2019
    The 2019 Bastioni della Rocca Puglia Appassimento opens with inviting aromatics of sweet cherries and red plums which are woven together with earth, tobacco, grilled herbs and hints of leather. Medium-bodied with a silky texture that gives way to flavors of ... Learn More
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  3. Maretti Langhe Rosso 2018
    A fruit-driven Barbera (75%) and Nebbiolo (25%) blend. The nose is expressive and inviting with aromas of fresh red fruits overlaid by notes of dried herbs, forest undergrowth and aniseed. The palate is medium bodied and well balanced with a by core ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  4. Maretti Langhe Rosso 2017
    A fruit-driven Barbera (75%) and Nebbiolo (25%) blend. The nose is expressive and inviting with aromas of fresh red fruits overlaid by notes of dried herbs, forest undergrowth and aniseed. The palate is medium bodied and well balanced with a by core ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  5. Maretti Langhe Rosso 2016
    A fruit-driven Barbera (75%) and Nebbiolo (25%) blend. The nose is expressive and inviting with aromas of fresh red fruits overlaid by notes of dried herbs, forest undergrowth and aniseed. The palate is medium bodied and well balanced with a by core ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  6. Cielo E Terra 3 Passo Organic Negroamaro Sangiovese 2019
    "Our wines are crafted by a professional team of agronomists and oenologists, with worldwide experiences, but deeply rooted in our territory. The diversity and largeness of our terroirs let us extract the best from our partner vineyards." - Cielo e ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  7. Yangarra 'Noir' 2019
    This top value red is just the latest step on winemaker Peter Fraser's march towards recreating his own McLaren Vale examples of the famous bends of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Here old vine Grenache combines with Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Cinsaut, Carignan, and ... Learn More
    Yangarra 'Noir' 2019
    $24.99 Per item
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    James Halliday
  8. Alain Jaume Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2016
    Intense, brilliant garnet-red colour. It reveals lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries cherry liqueur, currants, and spice box. Full-bodied and dense, it tastes more like a “baby Châteauneuf” than a Côtes ... Learn More
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  9. BLUE POLES 'ALLOURAN' MERLOT CABERNET FRANC 2015
    A Bordeaux style blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Lifted perfumed nose of cassis, plums and hints of spicy oak. Deep fruit flavours of plums with hints of berry. Notes of tobacco leaf, fine tanins and succulent acidity. Incredibly well ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  10. Stevens Grahams Vat 52 2012 (consignment)
    Graham Stevens was born to grow grapes and make wine. Living almost his entire life in the McLaren Vale Wine Region, Graham won his first (vine) pruning trophy at the age of 9. ... Learn More
  11. AA Badenhorst Secateurs Cinsault Blend 2019
    Just in from South Africa, wines from Adi Badenhorst. The Badenhorst family farm, Kalmoesfontein, is located on the Paardeberg in the Swartland, about 40 minutes drive north of Cape Town. Adi and a few other producers ran the Swartland Revolution. This ... Learn More
  12. Zenato Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc 2017
    This classic wine from the Valpolicella area is made from 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 10% Sangiovese grapes. A soft, elegant wine, full in flavour. Delicately perfumed, it is reminiscent of maraschino cherries and fruits of the wood. Dry & velvety, with a good ... Learn More
  13. Express Winemakers Foamo Pet Nat 2020
    Ryan O'Meara has a great handle on the Pet Nat wine style. O'Meara has a great handle on the Pet Nat wine style. His Foamo is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, a sort of bubble ... Learn More
  14. Zenato Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc 2016
    This classic wine from the Valpolicella area is made from 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 10% Sangiovese grapes. A soft, elegant wine, full in flavour. Delicately perfumed, it is reminiscent of maraschino cherries and fruits of the wood. Dry & velvety, with a good ... Learn More
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  15. Bella Ridge Kyoho NV
    Bella Ridge Estate is a family owned and operated vineyard and boutique winery. Producing two wine ranges, Bella Ridge Estate and the premium Belle Mere and Beau Pere reserve wines - Bella Ridge is proud to be pushing the boundaries, ... Learn More
    Bella Ridge Kyoho NV
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  16. Ca'Della Scala Allegretto Valpolicella Doc 2018
    From the vineyards of San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar, which have white chalky soils. A blend of Corvina 40%, Rondinella 30% and the very rare Corvinone 30%. The nose exhibits the classic rustic notes of ferrous earth, black olive, dried herbs and ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  17. Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah Carignan Grenache 2019
    The Syrah comes from the Sexton and Tarraford Vineyards, the Carignan and the Grenache are grown at the Tarraford Vineyard. The Syrah is predominantly the Red Dog 67 clone that we have propagated from our original block 2 vines – that clone is ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  18. Ca'Della Scala Allegretto Valpolicella Doc 2019
    From the vineyards of San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar, which have white chalky soils. A blend of Corvina 40%, Rondinella 30% and the very rare Corvinone 30%. The nose exhibits the classic rustic notes of ferrous earth, black olive, dried herbs and ... Learn More
  19. La Dama Valpolicella Classico 2019
    The most authentic wine of Valpolicella, here no process is made between the grapes of the vineyards and the wine on the table. It is ready to drink already in the spring following the harvest and it perfectly suits the ... Learn More
  20. Alain Jaume Lirac 'Clos Sixte' 2015
    Intense inky colour. On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild Blackberry) are dominant. The mouth is full, with aromas of blackcurrant liquor and spice. Tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshy ... Learn More
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  21. Ca'Della Scala Allegretto Valpolicella Doc 2017
    From the vineyards of San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar, which have white chalky soils. A blend of Corvina 40%, Rondinella 30% and the very rare Corvinone 30%. The nose exhibits the classic rustic notes of ferrous earth, black olive, dried herbs and ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  22. Ca'Della Scala Mezzopiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2018
    Grapes are sourced from the north of Verona, in the hilly vineyards with medium density soil tending to be calcareous, situated in the villages of Negrar, Fumane, San Pietro In Cariano and Marano. Corvina (40%), Rondinella (30%), Corvinone (30%). The “Ripasso” technique is ... Learn More
  23. Ochota Barrels Texture Like Sun Sector Red 2021
    grenache 38% gewürztraminer 26.5% gamay 17.9% pinot Noir 9.5% pinot meunier 4.1% syrah 3.5%. Mainly whole bunch except the gewurz. Pressed to old french oak while fermentation is finishing, bottled in July. Unfined and unfiltered, wild ferments. Minimal so2. The blend sounds weird but as ... Learn More
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  24. Ca'Della Scala Mezzopiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017
    Grapes are sourced from the north of Verona, in the hilly vineyards with medium density soil tending to be calcareous, situated in the villages of Negrar, Fumane, San Pietro In Cariano and Marano. Corvina (40%), Rondinella (30%), Corvinone (30%). The “Ripasso” technique is ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  25. La Dama Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017
    Grapes, wine-making, ageing: Corvina 50% and Corvinone 20%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%. Grapes are collected during the first ten days of October and they are delicately pressed. then the first fermentation begins, which aims to preserve the fragrance and elegance of these grapes. At ... Learn More
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  26. Ochota Barrels Texture Like Sun Sector Red 2020
    In classic Taras style, there is nothing 'classic' about this blend. It's a playful bits 'n' pieces blend of Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gamay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Meunier, Fragola, Riesling, and Chardonnay which is wicked to drink. The blend sounds weird but ... Learn More
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  27. Ca'Della Scala Mezzopiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016
    Grapes are sourced from the north of Verona, in the hilly vineyards with medium density soil tending to be calcareous, situated in the villages of Negrar, Fumane, San Pietro In Cariano and Marano. Corvina (40%), Rondinella (30%), Corvinone (30%). The “Ripasso” technique is ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  28. Woodlands 'Clementine' Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot 2016
    55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 15% Merlot, and 14% Petit Verdot. Gold (96 points) at the Margaret River Wine Show; one of the most competitive shows in the country. Woodlands believe 2016 will go down as one of if not the greatest vintages in history! The ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  29. Grace Yamanashi De Grace Red Blend 2019
    The wine is based on Muscat Bailey A from contract growers in the Hosaka district, Nirasaki city, at the foot of Mt. Kayagatake in northwestern Yamanashi prefecture, blended with estate bordeaux varieties from Misawa Vineyard. The wine is stored in ... Learn More
  30. Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2016
    The classic Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, with a skerrick of cabernet franc (2%), is an Eden Valley-dominant Barossa blend, drawing from Cyril’s original plantings of shiraz in the Eden Valley in the 1960s. Traditional vinification and maturation ... Learn More
  31. Grace Yamanashi De Grace Red Blend 2018
    Made from Muscat Bailey A grown at the foothills of Kayagatake mountain and Katsunuma, the wine, is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon(also from Kayagatake foothills)and Merlot (from Akeno),then aged in seasonal French oak barrels. The abundunt fruit flavours ... Learn More
  32. Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2015
    The classic Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, with a skerrick of cabernet franc (2%), is an Eden Valley-dominant Barossa blend, drawing from Cyril’s original plantings of shiraz in the Eden Valley in the 1960s. Traditional vinification and maturation ... Learn More
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  33. Pheasant's Tears Georgia Polyphonia Blend 2017
    A unique bottle and an important part of the history of wine: Polyphonia is the field blend of Pheasant's Tears' vine library block in Tibaani, Kakheti where they have categorized and preserved 417 of Georgia's 525 indigenous grape varieties. Yes, this wine ... Learn More
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  35. Bella Ridge Beau Pere 2006
    Bella Ridge Estate is a family owned and operated vineyard and boutique winery. Producing two wine ranges, Bella Ridge Estate and the premium Belle Mere and Beau Pere reserve wines - Bella Ridge is proud to be pushing the boundaries, ... Learn More
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  36. Farnese Edizione Edition 20 2018
    The edition number on the label represents the number of years since the wine’s first release (1999). The reason for this, is that the blend’s five autochthonous (‘cinque autoctoni’) grapes actually come from two regions, Puglia (townships Sava) and ... Learn More
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  37. Farnese Edizione Edition 19 2017
    The edition number on the label represents the number of years since the wine’s first release (1999). The reason for this, is that the blend’s five autochthonous (‘cinque autoctoni’) grapes actually come from two regions, Puglia (townships Sava) and ... Learn More
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    Luca Maroni
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  38. Maretti Barolo 2016
    The 2016 Vintage Barolo enjoyed exceptional conditions, turning out wines that will be extremely long lived! A stellar year that will continue to improve in the cellar. The colour is dark garnet with ruby highlights. It has a clear-cut, intense nose ... Learn More
    Maretti Barolo 2016
    $59.99 Per item
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  39. The Pawn Wine Co. Maturana Tinta 2018
    Maturana Tinta is a near-extinct red wine grape of Spain's most famous wine region, Rioja. Maturana used ot be one of the most popular grapes in Rioja until a vine disease made it almost completely extinct. The few Maturana wines ... Learn More
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  40. Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2008
    Henschke Euphonium was formerly known as Keyneton Estate – a blend of shiraz (75 percent), cabernet sauvignon (11 percent), merlot (8 percent) and cabernet franc. It spends time in a mix of French and American oak, 30 percent of it new. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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