“9 Cognacs you have to drink before you die” is a 2011 list by one of the Cognac-expert.com family uncles. We tried all of them, and of course it doesn’t mean that others are less good or bad – no. These bottles just left a meaning, and yes, it is subjective.

Unfortunately we do not have a picture of the Daudin VSOP bottle.

9 Cognacs you need to drink before you die
  1. Bache Gabrielsen Vintage Petite Champagne 1973 – Single Estate
    “absolutely great cognac – we just love this one here at cognac-expert.com”
  2. Daudin VSOP (you will not find this one)
    “unbelievable how a VSOP can be this round, mellow – great punch, one of the best VSOPs ever”
  3. De Luze XO Fine Champagne Cognac
    “The DE LUZE XO comes straight from heaven – a very honest, good XO”
  4. André Petit Napoléon Vieille Réserve Cognac
    “André Petit is one of the best examples for non-brand and huge value – this Napoleon is ridiculously good”
  5. Prunier XO Très Vieille Grande Champagne
    “This Prunier used to be less expensive, but it does have value. Excellent cognac for my taste”
  6. Bache Gabrielsen Hors d’Age Grande Champagne Cognac
    “Probably one of the best cognacs on the planet.. a bit exegerated but let’s not be emotionless”
  7. Birkedal Hartmann Extra Halfdan Gammel Cognac
    “Your cousin from Cologne also loves it, and it’s a good, rather feminine Cognac in my opinion. Very Solid.”
  8. Paul Giraud Vieille Reserve Cognac
    “Great cognac, and there can’t be a list about heaven and earth where a Paul Giraud cognac is missing “
  9. Guy Pinard & Fils Vintage 1990 XO Cognac
    “This one was new to me, but loved this authentic organic vintage cognac “

Thanks uncle for this list – what a good idea. The best things are made at home with the family – just like cognac.

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.


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    André Petit is a little great producer .
    Simply fabulous.
    Try the pineau des charentes…

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