Spirits, France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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  1. DELORD XO - 10 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC (200ML)
    Bas Armagnac Delord XO is aged for a minimum of 6 years and has a gorgeous burnished/tawny/bronze colour. ... Learn More
  2. FRANCOIS VOYER MISTELLE BLANC
    Subtle and elegant. Composed of 2/3 of grape juice and 1/3 of Cognac (approximately, the exact percentage is our secret), blended just after the grape harvesting. Aged in oak barrels more than 18 month after the blend Aromas of fresh fruit with hints ... Learn More
  3. RENIER BLANC (WHITE) - 5 YEARS
    Attractive aromas include honey, hazelnut and very ripe stone fruit notes. Soft, smooth entry repeats the aromas with moderate honey, stone fruit and spice flavours. Gently warming. Clean, persistent aftertaste of apricot and almond. Straightforward, but maintains a pleasantly refreshing ... Learn More
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  4. HENNESSY VS COGNAC
    In 1865, inspired by the decorative handle of his office window, Maurice Hennessy created the star symbol that he would use to classify his cognacs. Thus was born the Three Star Cognac, better known today as V.S. Hennesey V.S. ... Learn More
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  5. VEDRENNE 'MARC DE BOURGOGNE DU CAVEAU' (GRAPPA)
    A fine Grappa product from Beaune, Burgundy - Made from the pinot noir grape variety. Hints of figs and honey on nose followed by grape aroma. ... Learn More
  6. FRANCOIS VOYER TERRE DE GRANDE CHAMPAGNE - 5 YEARS
    This cognac is a product from the house of Francois Voyer: Terres de Grande Champagne ... Learn More
  7. JEAN BOYER DES RESTANQUES
    Pastis resulting set is delicately bottled without filtration reductive, or coloration ... Learn More
  8. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 5 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    A remarkably lingering Armagnac, eloquent proof that a four-year-old brandy can already be very good. ... Learn More
  9. MICHEL COUVREUR WHISKY THE UNIQUE AGED 4 YEARS IN OAK CASKS
    Matured partly in Scotland and partly in France, bottled without filtration. A blend of malted and un-malted cereals whisky, this spent four years in oak wood. Slight iodine fragrances with a hint of almond, vanilla roundness, floral fineness. A well ... Learn More
  10. LE PERE JULES PAYS D'AUGE  - 3 YEAR OLD CALVADOS
    Calvados is perfect for dinner or for cocktails. ... Learn More
  11. MICHEL COUVREUR SINGLE MALT CLEARACH 43%
    Clearach is generally the name of a Scottish spirit during its three first years in the cask. Possessing intense and lively characteristics, this whisky spent 3 years in Pedro Ximenez casks. Typical to very young malts with almonds and frangipane (red ... Learn More
  12. DELORD 1996 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Grape Variety : Ugni blanc, Folle Blanche , Colombard, Baco 22 A ... Learn More
  13. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 8 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    The delicate finale emphasises the recent marriage of the fruit and the woody structure. A remarkably lingering Armagnac, eloquent proof that an eight year old brandy can already be very good ... Learn More
  14. COMTE LOUIS DE LAURISTON DOMFRONTAIS PEAR - 5 YEARS CALVADOS
    A blend of calvados aged over three years in oak casks. Topaz colour. ... Learn More
  15. DUDOGNON VSOP 10 YEAR OLD GRANDE CHAMPAGNE
    Delightful Grande Champagne. ... Learn More
  16. CASTAREDE NAPOLEON - 15 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    The appellation Napoleon is a blend of Armagnac of at least 5 years old. Our Napoleon is a blend of Armagnacs which are around 15 years old. Gives ripe prune aromas and dry fruits. Is very smooth with some rancio notes. ... Learn More
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  17. ROGER GROULT PAYS D'AUGE 41% - 8 YEAR OLD CALVADOS
    This Calvados 8 years will make you appreciate the fruitiness and freshness of a young eau-de-vie. Find warm aromas of apple, cinnamon and vanilla that have been developed over the years spent in oak barrels. It matures in oval shaped oak ... Learn More
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  18. MICHEL COUVREUR SINGLE MALT INTRAVAGAN'ZA 50%
    Couvreur is a whisky artisan of long standing. This release spent 3 years in Moscatel & Oloroso casks. Typical to very young malts with almonds and frangipane (red jasmine) fragrance, nice grassy freshness with a slight touch of honey and wood. Lively ... Learn More
  19. DELORD 1985 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Serving circumstance: After meal drinkServing temperature : Room TemperatureReady to drink ... Learn More
  20. DELORD 1983 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Light intensity, amber in colour and with pretty orangey tints ... Learn More
  21. DUDOGNON NAPOLEAN - 15YEARS
    Goes well with a cigar at room temperature, very fine cognac. Light shiny yellow. ... Learn More
  22. MICHEL COUVREUR MALT OVERAGED (12-20 YO in Pedro Ximenez casks) 43%
    Exceptional whisky matured for 12 to 20 years in rare Pedro Ximenez casks. Fruity and powerful, youthful and yet sophisticated. Fragrance of dried flowers, flaxen tobacco, sherry wine, fat almond, a little smoked. Fruity, powerful and long in the mouth. Finishes smoky ... Learn More
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  23. COMTE DE LAMAESTRE 1990 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Old gold, orange reflections ... Learn More
  24. GROSPERRIN "COGNAC DE COLLECTION" FOLLE BLANCHE 2008 5 YEARS OLD
    This cognac comes from the blend of 2003 and 2008 vintages, two harvest that were distillated on dregs, and then aged in big grain oak casks. The water reduction was done on an 18 months period in our cellars. ... Learn More
  25. FRANCOIS VOYER NAPOLEON - 15 YEARS
    Serving circumstance: After meal drinkServing temperature : Room Temperature ... Learn More
  26. ADRIEN CAMUT PAYS D'AUGE  - 6 YEAR OLD CALVADOS
    Adrien Camut has always been the benchmark for Calvados. Aromas of green apple and caramel lead into crisp, juicy cider notes mixed with a modest amount of barrel aging, all working in perfect unison. For one 6 years of age this ... Learn More
  27. COMTE DE LAMAESTRE 1979 BAS ARMAGNAC
    An intriguing and complex Armagnac. ... Learn More
  28. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 12 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    A clean, intense nose expressing softness with vanilla and a pleasant note of cocoa. The esters are subdued, and reveal exotic fragrances when the brandy is exposed to the air. This unusual Bas Armagnac brandies offer a comprehensive and surprising ... Learn More
  29. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 15 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    The aromas of crystallised stone-fruits and liquorice are the sign of a great Armagnac of which Gascony can be proud ... Learn More
  30. DELORD - 25 YEAR OLD BAS ARMAGNAC
    Serving circumstance: After meal drinkServing temperature : Room TemperatureReady to drink. ... Learn More
  31. DARROZE LES GRANDS ASSEMBLAGES (BLENDS) - 12 YEAR OLD BAS ARMAGNAC
    A boisterous 12 year old Bas Armagnac blended and bottled by the incomparable Darroze as part of their Grands Assemblages range. Hints of liquorice and cinnamon here, this really blossoms after a minute or two breathing in the glass. ... Learn More
  32. NORMANDIN MERCIER VIEILLE  - 15 YEAR FINE CHAMPAGNE
    A fine mix of Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. A soft and balanced Cognac with a nice floral bouquet, with notes of almond and plum. "Since 1872 five generations have contributed to the elaboration of the prestigious Cognac NORMANDIN-MERCIER. Coming from ... Learn More
  33. GELAS 100% FOLLE BLANCHE UNFILTERED - 18 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    Folle Blanche is the historic variety of Armagnac which once dominated the vineyards before their destruction by phylloxera in 1878 ... Learn More
  34. 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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  35. 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
  36. CASTAREDE 1987 ARMAGNAC BA
    Aged in oak barrels. This vintage bottled in 2016 has been aging for 29 years in oak barrels. This 1987 vintage is a powerful expression, fresh and fruit-driven on the nose. Hints of liquorice as well. It’s not as earthy as some ... Learn More
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  37. DARROZE ARMAGNAC GBA 20YRS
    Absolutely stunning Armagnac with incredible richness, spice, and balance. Big wood, lots of spice and vanilla, and a rustic fruit character with seamless execution. ... Learn More
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  38. NORMANDIN MERCIER "LA PERAUDIERE" GRANDE CHAMPAGNE
    A brandy in its prime. Aged in authentic casks - hundred-year-old oak trees. Limited series of 1000 bottles worldwide. Rancio and nuts, no floral or fruits - typical good-old cognac aromas. Lingers exceptionally long on the palate. "Since 1872 five generations have ... Learn More
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