2017 Cognac Awards: Best Cognacs according to the industry experts

It’s that time of year when the judges get their heads together in a variety of different wine and spirit competitions to award the outstanding products of the year. And of course, Cognac is among them.

We’ve taken the results from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the World Cognac Awards, and the Cognac Masters and come up with a list of Cognacs that the expert taste buds of the esteemed judges saw fit to present with their top awards.

Of course, the Cognac producers put their best up for scrutiny, and nervously await to see if theirs get the highest commendations. Not only the big names, such as Remy Martin and Martell, take home awards, but the smaller producers too, like Park Cognac, Honor, and Louis Royer.

However, searching online to discover which have won awards and perhaps decide to purchase the odd new bottle or two can be a bit of a challenge. So here at Cognac Expert we’ve undertaken this arduous task on your behalf, putting together the best of the best, so you can easily discover the best that the industry has offered in the past year.

Below is the list of the VS Cognac, VSOP Cognac … XO Cognac and Extra Cognac »”>EXTRA Cognac winners of 2017 (grouped by brand, to make it easier to navigate).

ABK6

ABK6 Single Estate VSOP Cognac – winner of the BEST VSOP Award at the World Cognac Awards

ABK6 XO Renaissance Cognac – winner of the BEST XO Award at the World Cognac Awards

Camus

Camus XO Borderies Cognac – awarded the GOLD medal in the XO Ultra Premium category in the Cognac Masters

Croizet »”>Croizet Extra

Croizet Extra Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Delpech Fougerat

Delpech Fougerat VSOP – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Delpech Fougerat XO Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Frapin

Frapin VSOP Cognac – awarded the GOLD medal in the VSOP Single Cru category at the Cognac Masters

Gautier

Gautier Extra 1755 Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Gautier Tradition Rare Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Gautier VS Cognac – winner of the BEST VS Award at the World Cognac Awards

Godet

Godet Selection Speciale VSOP Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Hardy

Hardy Noces D’Or Sublime Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Strictly a limited edition – once it’s gone, it’s gone…

Hardy Noces D’Argent Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Honor

Honor VS Cognac – awarded a GOLD medal in the VS Premium category at the Cognac Masters

Honor VSOP Cognac – awarded a GOLD medal in the VSOP Premium category at the Cognac Masters AND a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

J Dupont

J.Dupont Art Deco Grande Champagne Cognac – awarded a GOLD medal in the XO Single Cru category at the Cognac Masters

Leyrat

Leyrat Glory Extra Cognac – a floral, spicy Cognac, winner of the Superior Quality award at the World Cognac Awards

Leyrat VSOP Cognacawarded a GOLD medal in the VSOP Single Estate category at the Cognac Masters

Louis Royer

Louis Royer Extra Grande Champagne Cognac  – awarded a GOLD medal in the XO Ultra Premium category at the Cognac Masters

Martell

Martell Extra Fine XO Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition AND, awarded a gold medal in the XO Ultra Premium category at the Cognac Masters.

Park

Park XO Extra Cognacawarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Pierre Morin

Pierre Morin VSOP Cognac – awarded the ‘Master’ medal in the VSOP Single Estate category at the Cognac Masters

Pierre Morin XO Elegance Cognac – awarded the ‘Master’ medal in the XO Single Estate category at the Cognac Masters

Prince Hubert de Polignac

Prince Hubert de Polignac VSOP Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Remy Martin

Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Renault

Renault Carte D’Argent Cognac – awarded a DOUBLE GOLD in the XO Ultra Premium category at the Cognac Masters

Renault VS Bleu Nuit Cognac – awarded a GOLD medal in the VS category at the Cognac Masters

Roullet

Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac – awarded a GOLD medal in the VSOP Single Cru category at the Cognac Masters

If you fancy seeing what the fuss is all about, and maybe trying some for yourself, then simply follow the links to our online shop where you can safely purchase them directly from the town of Cognac itself. After all, where better to buy a bottle of Cognac, than from the home where the spirit is actually produced?

 

Sources: the spiritsbusiness.com, World Cognac Awards, sfspiritscomp.com

Comment (1)

  1. Gilles Lefebvre June 8, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Je suis émerveillé par les prix attribués a toutes ces différentes grandes marques de Cognac – Je possede toutes ces grandes marques en quantité de un litre chacun (ou presque) dans ma collection mais préférés demeurent MARTEL VSOP et ABK6 VSOP. Merci Gilles L.

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