Cognac, Shiraz Blend

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. TREAD SOFTLY YARRA VALLEY PREMIUM ROSE 2020
    Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, freshly flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a ... Learn More
  2. COATES LA PETITE CUVEE SPARKLING SHIRAZ NV
    The base wines are predominately French oak matured Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Rounding out the blend are small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional of up to ten years of age. The inclusion of older ... Learn More
  3. VIGNOBLES CHIRAT SYRAH VIOGNIER 2018
    Voted one of the Top 5 Producers by Decanter Magazine in 2018, alongside some of the most well-known producers, Domaine JL Chave and M Chapoutier. A nose of granitic earth, smoke, garrigue herbs and blueberries. Intense palate of smoked, grilled, cured meats, ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  4. UNITED CELLARS SELECTION 'VINO TINTO BY SC PANNELL' 2016
    Made exclusively for United Cellars by the supremely talented Stephen Pannell. 55% Shiraz, 23% Tinta Cao, 22% Touriga Nacional This is a restrained and savoury red wine, driven by its juicy rich blue and purple fruit but framed assertively by the strong, spicy ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  5. TE ARO ESTATE PRUNERS REWARD FORTIFIED NV
    It’s windy and raining, your fingers are numb to the bone, and there’s still fifteen minutes ‘till smoko. A scenario encountered by many a pruner back in the day. To motivate the chaps a flagon of port was ... Learn More
  6. ROSEMOUNT ESTATE MOUNTAIN BLUE SHIRAZ CABERNET 1998
    Opaque, black crimson colour. The nose is impressive with its range of aromas which are a sniffing pleasure. Vanilla, spice, violets, blackcurrant and confectionary. The palate is totally mouthfilling and will satisfy the needs of any wine lover wanting a ... Learn More
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    Jeremy Pringle
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  7. TYRRELL'S VAT 8 SHIRAZ CABERNET 2017
    A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell’s property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin. All of the components were fermented and matured ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  8. KAESLER 'WOMS' SHIRAZ CABERNET 2018
    Kaesler WOMS is the quintessential Australian blend: the perfect mix of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that produces a complex but rich, classic dry red wine. The limited edition WOMS is only crafted in years that yield outstanding vintage quality. The 2018 ... Learn More
  9. VIGNOBLES CHIRAT COTE ROTIE LA ROSE BRUNE 2017
    Voted one of the Top 5 Producers by Decanter Magazine in 2018, alongside some of the most well-known producers, Domaine JL Chave and M Chapoutier. Gorgeous intensity of fruit and secondary characters on the nose; rose petal, stone, smoked meat, duck, so ... Learn More
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    Alistair Cooper MW
  10. YARRA YERING 'DRY RED NO.2' 2016
    95% Shiraz, 2% Viognier, 2% Mataro, 1% Marsanne Fragrance and headiness, this wine exudes intense perfume, mixed berry fruits, floral notes and spice. Original 1969 plantings of Shiraz and Marsanne with additional Shiraz, Mataro & Viognier drawn from vines planted from 1984 to 1995. Fruit was hand-picked, bunch ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  11. CLONAKILLA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2018
    This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours, and the majesty of its textures and flavours. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  12. TORBRECK 'DESCENDANT' SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2017
    94% Shiraz & 6% Viognier. This wine is directly descended from RunRig. Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of white peach, spice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Joe Czerwinski
  13. TORBRECK 'DESCENDANT' SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2016
    94% Shiraz & 6% Viognier. This wine is directly descended from RunRig. Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of white peach, spice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with ... Learn More
  14. HOBBS SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2017
    Shiraz and Viognier, hand picked from Hobbs vineyard and co-fermented with their own naturally ocuring yeasts. The Viognier grapes are late picked, left on the vine to intensify their flavour compounds which add to the complexity of the wine. Matured ... Learn More
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  15. JASPER HILL EMILY'S PADDOCK SHIRAZ CABERNET FRANC 2018
    Jasper Hill are one of the Pioneers of the Heathcote Wine Region. Jasper Hill is named after the semi-precious red Jasper stone fragments found in the soil – red wine, red soil, red stone! This wine is named after owner Ron ... Learn More
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  16. DUDOGNON NAPOLEAN - 15YEARS
    Goes well with a cigar at room temperature, very fine cognac. Light shiny yellow. ... Learn More
  17. CLONAKILLA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER  2017
    This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours, and the majesty of its textures and flavours ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
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    Nick Stock
  18. DEISEN 'WINTER SUN' SHIRAZ MATARO 2001/02
    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
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  19. CLONAKILLA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2014
    95% Shiraz and 5% viognier. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Jancis Robinson
  20. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'THE PEAKE' CABERNET SHIRAZ 2016
    This beautiful wine is fine, supple and utterly satisfying; evoking notes of blackberry, ripe fig, and Arabic coffee. Although seductive in it's youth, you will be rewarded with patience. A wine of long-term promise. It reacts faster to an airing ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  21. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'THE PEAKE' CABERNET SHIRAZ 2017
    This beautiful wine is fine, supple and utterly satisfying; evoking notes of blackberry, ripe fig, and Arabic coffee. Although seductive in it's youth, you will be rewarded with patience. A wine of long-term promise. It reacts faster to an airing ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Huon Hooke
  22. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'THE PEAKE' CABERNET SHIRAZ 2015
    56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 54% Shiraz. Although seductive in it's youth, you will be rewarded with patience. A wine of long-term promise. It reacts faster to an airing in the decanter, mellowing nicely, but may well outlive the three varietal wines. ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  23. 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
  24. ONLINE TASTING PACK - DRINK LIKE A BOGAN! KAESLER BOGAN RELEASE TASTING WITH REID BOSWARD

    **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 11th of June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we ... Learn More

  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. TORBRECK 'RUN RIG' SHIRAZ 2006
    It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. Exotic bouquet of fresh tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  28. 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
  29. TESSERON COGNAC LOT 53 XO 'PERFECTION'
    This cognac borders on perfection - finesse and complexity. Aromatic and heady that only years of aging in oak casks could give it. It exudes woody notes, dried fruit and tobacco. Very rich and generous. An extremely attractive cognac, opulent, ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  30. 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
  31. PENFOLDS GRANGE 2002 (ORIGINAL WOODEN CASE)
    This has been worth the wait. A complete wine, the description of which is not subservient to words - surely a good sign. The wine is at the other end of the Grange spectral offer to its predecessor, the 2001, purely ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    James Halliday
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  32. PENFOLDS GRANGE 1992
    It is a beautifully weighted and concentrated wine combining very intense, ripe plummy aromas with smoky vanillin oak. Supremely complex and harmonious, with ripe plum and coffee-like luscious fruit, integrated oak, fine tannins and excellent length. ... Learn More
    PENFOLDS GRANGE 1992
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    James Halliday
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    Jeannie Cho Lee MW
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    Neal Martin
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  33. PENFOLDS GRANGE 1992
    It is a beautifully weighted and concentrated wine combining very intense, ripe plummy aromas with smoky vanillin oak. Supremely complex and harmonious, with ripe plum and coffee-like luscious fruit, integrated oak, fine tannins and excellent length. ... Learn More
    PENFOLDS GRANGE 1992
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    James Halliday
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    Jeannie Cho Lee MW
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    Neal Martin
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  34. PENFOLDS GRANGE 1996
    Grange is the benchmark by which other Australian reds are often measured. Grange is decadently rich with layer upon layer of flavor that coats the tongue and generously lingers minutes after swallowing. Abundant aromas leap from a glass of Grange ... Learn More
    PENFOLDS GRANGE 1996
    $850.00 Per item
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    James Halliday
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    James Suckling
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  35. PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990
    Peak drinking: to 2035 ... Learn More
    PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990
    $869.99 Per item
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    James Halliday
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    Wine Spectator
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  36. 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
  37. PENFOLDS GRANGE 1998
    This is Australia’s flagship wine. It has become an international wine icon, and the major Australian investment piece. Every mum and dad wants a bottle of Grange in their investment portfolio, in anticipation of making a quick (or medium) ... Learn More
    PENFOLDS GRANGE 1998
    $950.00 Per item
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    Robert Parker
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  38. COGNAC TESSERON LOT NO. 29 XO 'EXCEPTION'
    A unique blend of legendary Grande Champagne, the cream of our oldest and rarest stocks, lovingly aged for at least three generations. ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  39. PENFOLDS GRANGE 1970
    The bin numbering for Grange was standardised with this vintage. Previous bottlings reflect the actual numbers of various storage "bins" in which Grange was stored in Sydney and Adelaide. This wine is a favourite of Don Ditter, who worked at ... Learn More
    PENFOLDS GRANGE 1970
    $3,499.99 Per item
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