Are you a fan of Cognac and the art of blind tasting? If so, you’re in for a treat with our latest installment of the Family Tasting series! Once again, we put our taste buds to the test, blind tasting a selection of Hors D’Age Cognacs, and the results were nothing short of impressive.

As always, we’re excited to share our experience with you and offer some insights into what makes these high-end Cognacs so special. Whether you’re an experienced taster or simply curious about the world of Cognac, this post has something for you. So, join us on this journey as we explore the subtle nuances and complex flavors of some of the finest Hors D’Age Cognacs out there. Let’s dive in!

Can’t wait for the big reveal and how we ranked the blindly tasted Cognacs? Then jump straight over to the results here.


First things first 

What is Cognac ? 

Cognac is a grape based spirit made from specific grape varieties, including Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard. It is a type of brandy that is produced in the Cognac region of France. 

grapes hanging on vineyards

To be considered a true Cognac, the wine resulting from the above mentioned grapes, must be distilled twice in copper pot stills and needs to be aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of two years.

Cognac History

Cognac has a rich history. The first written records of distillation in the region date back to the early 17th century. It was then, when Dutch merchants bought wine from the Cognac region and wanted to ship them to the Netherlands. They soon realized wine suffers during transportation, so they distilled it.

Over time, Cognac gained popularity both in France and abroad, and by the early 1900s, it had become a symbol of luxury and refinement. It has always played a significant role in French history and culture. Today, Cognac remains a beloved spirit that is enjoyed by people all over the world. 

Old map of the Cognac region

Read more about the complete history of Cognac: A long way to eau de vie from the 1st century until today.

The treasure which is Cognac

Cognac is a unique spirit for several reasons. First and foremost, it can only be produced in a specific region of France, which includes the Charente and Charente-Maritime departments, and also parts of the Dordogne and Deux-Sèvres. This region has a unique microclimate, which is ideal for growing the specific grape varieties used in Cognac production. The region’s soil, topography, and climate create the ideal terroir for producing high-quality Cognac.

Cognac is also unique in its production process and its attention to detail. After the specific grape varieties are fermented and distilled twice in copper pot stills, the resulting eau-de-vie is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years. During this time, the master blender carefully monitors the process. In many cases, the art of producing Cognac is passed down from generation to generation, ensuring that the tradition is upheld and the spirit remains of the highest caliber.

Cellar Master pouring Cognac

Additionally, Cognac is known for its strict regulations and grading system. The four main grades of Cognac are VS (very special), VSOP (very superior old pale), XO (extra old), and XXO (extra extra old) with the age of the youngest eau-de-vie used in each blend determining the grade. Hors d’ Age (beyond age), which technically only belongs to the XO age designation, generally refers to a producer’s oldest rarest Cognacs. It’s the age category that describes the highest quality Cognac–in terms of age that is. 

Blind Tasting 

What is Cognac Blind Tasting? 

Blind tasting Cognacs is the process of evaluating the spirit without knowing its brand or any other identifying information. The practice involves assessing the Cognac solely based on its aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel, with the goal of removing any outside influences and evaluating each spirit on its own merit.

Why is it important?

Blind tasting in Cognac is important for several reasons, each of which help to explain why we felt the family tasting needed to be done in this way: 

  1. It removes any preconceived notions or biases about the brand (or age) of the Cognac, allowing the taster to evaluate the spirit solely based on its aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. This helps to ensure that each Cognac is evaluated as objectively as possible, with a minimal amount of outside influences.

    For us, we have experience with so many brands and so many Cognacs, and with what Cognacs our customers highly appreciate. It was very important to strip out as much of that outside influence as possible. The only thing we knew is that this was an Hors d’Age blind tasting.

  2. Cognac blind tasting is a valuable tool for developing a deeper understanding of the unique qualities of each Cognac. By focusing solely on the spirit’s aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel, tasters can gain a deeper appreciation of the complex flavors and aromas that make each Cognac unique.

  3. Blind tasting in Cognac can also help tasters develop a better understanding of their own palate. Tasters can identify their personal likes and dislikes and gain a better understanding of the specific qualities they are looking for in a Cognac. This can help them make more informed decisions when purchasing or selecting Cognacs, and can also help them appreciate and enjoy the unique qualities of different spirits. 

While we all made a conscious effort to be as objective as possible in the tasting, it comes as no surprise that each of us brought to the table our own preferences in terms of smell, taste, and texture. Despite our best efforts, we could not each completely suppress our own personal tastes.

Overall, blind tasting is an important tool for evaluating and appreciating the quality and unique characteristics of different Cognacs, and is widely used by professionals and enthusiasts in the world of Cognac tasting. It is not, and should not be, the only way to taste a variety of Cognacs, but for the Family Tasting, it is the best way to properly proceed.

Common Blind Tasting Techniques 

There are several common blind tasting techniques used in the world of Cognac tasting to help tasters evaluate spirits objectively and without outside influences. Here are a few examples:

Black Glass: A black glass is a tasting vessel that completely blocks out all visual cues about the spirit, such as color and viscosity. This helps ensure that the taster evaluates the Cognac purely based on its aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. We did not pursue this option here, but we do not question its merits.

Single Blind: Single blind tasting involves knowing the Cognacs presented in the tasting – and therefore the brands and age category – but not the order in which they will be tasted. 

3 glasses with Cognac

Double Blind: Double blind tasting involves having no knowledge whatsoever of the Cognacs – and therefore brands and age category – in the tasting. This is the most extreme version of blind tasting, and also the version which strips away the most outside bias. Smell, taste, color, and texture alone lead the way. For this Hors d’Age Family Tasting, we proceeded with a hybrid of single blind and double blind. That is, we all knew it was an Hors d’Age tasting, so that gave away the relative age of the Cognacs. But, we did not know the brands nor the Cognacs involved. 

Are you curious about our previous Family Tasting? Read about the full experience here: An XO Family Tasting – 21 cognacs blindly tasted.

Aroma and Flavor Wheels: Aroma and flavor wheels are visual aids that help tasters identify and describe specific aromas and flavors present in the Cognac. These wheels can be particularly useful for inexperienced tasters or those looking to improve their sensory evaluation skills.

Aroma Wheel Cognac

We always recommend printing out the BNIC aroma wheel and having it in front of you when doing such a blind tasting. It is easier to precisely identify smells and tastes by consulting a complete list of possible aromas and flavors, than it is to simply state notes from memory. The aroma wheel serves as a visual clue. 

Tasting Notes

Tasting notes are a key component of blind tasting in Cognac. They are used to describe the aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel of the Cognac, and can help tasters develop a deeper understanding of the unique qualities of each spirit. Here are some key elements of tasting notes in Cognac:

  • Aroma: The aroma of the Cognac can be described in terms of its intensity, complexity, and the specific notes present. Common aroma notes in Cognac include fruit, floral, spice, and oak.
    We dedicated a blog post for each of those above mentioned aroma notes and have assigned them each to a season of the year. See the following to find out more about it:

All About Floral Cognacs (+ 12 great examples)

All About Fruity Cognacs (+12 of the best)

All About Spicy Cognacs (+ 8 tasty ones to try)

All About Oaky Cognacs (+12 of the oakiest ones)

  • Flavor: The flavor of the Cognac can be described in terms of its intensity, complexity, balance, and the specific notes present. Common flavor notes in Cognac include white fruit, flower, vanilla, caramel, and ginger.

Floral Cognacs Profile

  • Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel of the Cognac refers to its texture and body, and can be described in terms of its viscosity, smoothness, and warmth.
  • Finish: The finish of the Cognac refers to the lingering taste and sensation after swallowing, and can be described in terms of its length, complexity, and specific notes.

Tasting notes can be subjective and influenced by individual taste preferences, but they are still valuable tools for evaluating and comparing different Cognacs. By recording and comparing tasting notes, tasters can gain a deeper understanding of the unique qualities of each spirit, and develop a more nuanced appreciation for the diverse range of Cognacs available.

Learn more about what Cognac tastes like.

The Hors D’Age Family Tasting 

As Cognac enthusiasts, we love any kind of Cognac but had previously focused on XO Cognacs during our family tastings. This time we wanted to expand our experience with more mature spirits. That’s why I selected a range of Hors D’Age Cognacs for our blind tasting, with the goal of exploring the nuances and complexities of these exceptional spirits.

Definition of Hors D’Age

The term “Hors d’Age” literally translates to “beyond age” and represents the highest quality Cognac in terms of age. Officially, it is classed in the XO age denomination, but it is used for Cognacs that have an average age of 30 years and above – generally speaking.

These spirits offer a unique depth and complexity that can only be achieved through years of careful aging and blending, making them a perfect choice for our blind tasting.

The Set Up of the Blind Cognac Tasting

By selecting a range of Hors D’Age Cognacs, we hoped to challenge our palates and expand our understanding of this unique spirit. Our group included:

    • Sophie: founder of Cognac Expert together with her brother Max and especially loves to prepare dishes with Cognac.
    • Max: his passion is to push the diversity of Cognac and to support small Cognac producers. That’s why he and his sister started Cognac Expert 11 years ago.
    • Brian: not only Sophie’s husband but also moved all the way from the US to live his best life in the Cognac region.
    • Malte: almost since the beginning, part of the Cognac Expert family, most of the time behind the scenes, and has a wide knowledge of Cognac.
    • Thomas: highlighting all the different Cognacs in the crowded industry is not easy but he outdoes himself each time by creating the best Cognac campaigns.
    • Taylor: Also moved from the US to the country of savoir-vivre and has made his Cognac hobby his profession.
    • Nick: The contact person for all customer questions, the help in person when it comes to everything at Cognac Expert and no longer imaginable without.
    • Camille: youngest member of the Cognac Expert family but is not afraid to devote herself fully to the world of Cognac.
    • Virginia: developed a deep love and respect for Cognac which made her organize and host this Hors D’Age Family Tasting.

So, for this Hors D’Age Family Tasting, we all came together to appreciate and evaluate each Cognac, with the goal of expanding our knowledge and understanding of this sophisticated spirit and also finding the best tasting Cognac. And of course, such a Cognac tasting experience is always fun so we quite enjoyed hanging out with each other talking about our beloved spirit.

During the blind tasting, we each had 15 glasses of Cognac in front of us, with each glass numbered but the identity of the Cognac hidden. The cognac tasting glasses were standard Lehmann Eau de Vie 15 glasses. 

As the organizer of the tasting, I was the only person who knew which Cognac was behind each number, ensuring that the blind tasting was truly “blind” so each of us could fully focus on what the cognac tastes like. This allowed the others to focus solely on the aromas and tasting notes they were getting from each Cognac, without any preconceived notions or biases affecting their evaluation.

The Hors D’Age Blind Tasting Procedure

As we progressed through the blind tasting, we shared our thoughts and discussed our tasting notes for each cognac, learning from each other’s unique perspectives and preferences without sharing our personal ratings. We filled out a provided sheet with our personal ratings and observations, capturing our individual impressions of each Hors D’Age Cognac.

Glasses poured with Cognac

In addition to sharing our Cognac tasting notes and personal ratings, we also took the opportunity to make predictions about the identity of each Cognac, based on our observations and past experiences with Hors D’Age spirits. This added an extra level of engagement to the tasting, as we each attempted to use our knowledge and intuition to correctly identify the origin of each sample.

I noted some of the best comments made during the Cognac tasting event, which of course I want to share with you: 

I hope my ratings are not too off because Audry Memorial is actually one of my favorite Cognacs.

This sample 9 is the smoothest tasting Cognac of them all!

This Hors D’Age tasting is amazing. It’s always fun to do Cognac taste test

 During our Cognac tasting, we took our time to savor and evaluate each of the 15 different Cognacs over the course of several hours. We went back and forth between the different Cognacs, taking breaks in between to reset our palates and ensure that we were giving each Cognac the attention it deserved.

After hours of tasting and taking notes, it was finally time for the big reveal of the Hors D’Age Cognac blind tasting. We all eagerly awaited the moment to see which Cognac was behind each number, eager to see how our predictions and ratings matched up to the actual Cognacs. It was an exciting moment, filled with anticipation and excitement.

The Hors D’Age Blind Tasting Winners

I want to emphasize that our family tasting and our ratings we’ve given are solely based on our personal taste preferences and experiences. The scores we gave might not reflect the objective quality of the Cognacs being tasted, as everyone’s tastes and preferences differ. It’s important to keep in mind that taste is subjective and what one person finds enjoyable may not be the same for someone else.

It also goes without saying that the overall level was extremely high. Not a single one of these Cognacs showed off notes or would be considered unworthy of one’s attention. But, there must be a ranking so here we go.

Our Top 10 Hors D’Age Cognacs (in reverse order)

10. Hardy Noces D’Or Sublime Grande Champagne

Hardy Noces D’Or Sublime Grande Champagne

Our average rating: 85.4

What Sophie said:

This is elegant. I am loving the sleek and elegant mouthfeel. Very enjoyable Cognac! Simply fantastic!

Our customer rating: Highly Recommended 89 /100

What our customer Jay says:

Floral, A distinct black pepper scent. Very spicy and elegantly sweet. Unbiased, balanced taste and aroma.

Not only is the bottle incredibly appealing but this Cognac is a blend of over 40 different eaux-de-vie, all from the premier cru region. We loved it for its sublimeness, roundness, and balanced flavor profile revealing fresh and floral notes.

Head over to our online shop to get yourself a bottle of Hardy Noces D’Or Sublime Grande Champagne Limited Edition.

9.  Audry Memorial

Audry Memorial

Our average rating: 86.0

What I said:

Something very fresh on the nose… The finish is very long and the mouth is even better than I rated it during the first round.

Our customer rating: Highly Recommended 89 /100

What our customer Michael says:

Enjoyed this bottle with friends after a holiday meal with a cigar. Amazing array of flavors come through. Lovely yet warming as we sat outdoors on a brisk December evening. Whether you’re new or an experienced cognac drinker, buy this bottle!

At 42% abv the Audry Memorial is not only one of Malte’s personal favorites but is a great value Cognac for its money. On top of that it displays perfectly what the Fine Champagne has to offer with a full bodied palate highlighting notes of anis, violet and a honeyish aftertaste. 

You can encounter Audry Memorial on our online shop.

8. Jean Fillioux N°1

Jean Fillioux N°1

Our average rating: 86.3

What Malte said:

It’s not my favorite Cognac but it is quite different and has character. 

Our customer rating: 72/100

What our customer Morten says:

Jean Fillioux is one of my favorite producers, and No 1 is one of their best products… This is a cognac for an experienced mouth. This is pure pleasure. The finish is long with good substance. For me, this is one of my absolute favorites in this price range.

A true masterpiece of the Cognac world, this blend is the embodiment of the art of French craftsmanship. On the palate, the N°1 Cognac is smooth and velvety, with flavors of caramel, dark chocolate, and nutmeg. The finish is long and satisfying.

Experience this unique Jean Fillioux N°1 Cognac on our online shop.

7. Chateau de Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet L50

Chateau de Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet L50

Our average rating: 86.4

What Thomas said:

It’s more on the fruity side, little bit fresher and I like it more than sample 11.

Our customer rating: Highly Recommended 87 /100

What our customer Kidd says:

Chateau de montifaud has always been my favorite cognac brand. In addition to this bottle of L50 Héritage, I plan to buy L30 and L40.

We indulged in the rich and captivating flavors of this unique Cognac. This limited edition Cognac is the result of careful aging in oak barrels for over 50 years, producing a rich and complex bouquet of aromas and flavors. With notes of honey, vanilla, and dried fruits, this Cognac offered us a smooth and satisfying finish that left us wanting more.

Do you want to enjoy a complex bouquet of honey, vanilla and dried fruits yourself? Get yourself a bottle of Chateau de Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet L50.

6. Park Extra

Park Extra

Our average rating: 86.8

What Brian said:

It tastes old, definitely old and it’s good. It does not feel worked.

Our customer rating: 79 /100

What our customer James says:

It is very smooth from start to finish, a finish that seems to have its own layers, long-lasting and delicious. This is a cognac to savor, enjoy the finish between every sip.

Park Extra Cognac is an exceptional example of a well-aged cognac, perfect for the true connoisseur. With a minimum age of 40 years, this premium blend is an exquisite balance of flavor and complexity. It was a luxurious and satisfying experience during out tasting, one that left a lasting impression on our palate.

Discover a harmonious medley of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie with Park Extra.

5. Tesseron Lot N°29 XO Exception

Tesseron Lot N°29 XO Exception

Our average rating: 87.4

What Max said:

This is the best! I gave it 91 points!

Our customer rating: Recommended 81 /100

What our customer Wolfgang says:

Mature complex nose, honey, dried fruits, chocolate, mocha and fine oak. On the palate dark chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. The finish is elegant and persisting with bitter orange marmelade, chocolate spread on fine oak.

A blend of eaux-de-vie aged between 25 and 70 years, this cognac is an exceptional example of balance and elegance. With aromas of dried fruits, honey, and vanilla, and a smooth finish of spices and oak, it’s an experience not to be missed and which we enjoyed quite a lot!

See for yourself why Tesseron Lot N°29 XO Exception made it in the top 5 of the Hors D’Age Family Tasting.

4. Ragnaud Sabourin Fontvieille No. 35

Ragnaud Sabourin Fontvieille No. 35

Our average rating: 89.0

What Thomas said:

The nose is kind of sweet but at the same time also spicy.

Our customer rating: Exceptional 94 /100

What our customer Kristof says:

Best price quality cognac in the world. Rich taste incredibly long aftertaste. Smooth and fruity. A genuine pleasure. Absolute top.

This Cognac is a testament to the artistry and passion of the Ragnaud Sabourin family, and a must-have for any discerning spirits enthusiast. It convinced us with its delicate balance of aromas and flavors, including notes of honey, vanilla, and dried fruits.

Enjoy a bottle of Ragnaud Sabourin Fontvieille No. 35 to celebrate all that the Grande Champagne region has to offer.

Our Top 3 Winners

Virginia and Max holding the top 3 winners up of the Cognac Tasting

3. Bache Gabrielsen Hors d’Age Grande Champagne

Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age Grande Champagne

Our average rating: 89.1

What Malte said:

Pleasant full mouthfeel, nice complexity… This is my favorite and smoothest tasting Cognac of them all.

Our customer rating: Highly Recommended 89 /100

What our customer Alf says:

Of all Hors d’age cognacs I have tasted, this is by far my favourite. I just love it… I think that this is a must try Cognac otherwise you miss out on something special.

We were blown away by the exquisite taste of this Grande Champagne Cognac. Aromas of candied fruit, vanilla, and toasted oak offer a tantalizing experience for the senses. On the palate, the complex flavors of honey, spice, and dark chocolate take center stage, leading to an elegant and long-lasting finish.

With a bottle of Bache Gabrielsen Hors d’Age Grande Champagne you get to taste something truly memorable and our top 3.

2. Lavenat Très Vieux

Lavenat Très Vieux

Our average rating: 89.5

What Camille and Nick said:

I love it!

Our customer rating: 79/100

What our customer Martin says:

Distinct oak and flower, wonderful aftertaste that lingers for hours.

It is not surprising that Lavenat Très Vieux made it under our winners. This Cognac has a minimum age of 60 years and convinces with a rich flavor profile on the palate after its nose prepared you with delicate and intriguing aromas of dried flower petals, vanilla and orange peel. 

Head over to our online shop to taste the passion and enthusiasm bottled by the cellar master himself what this Lavenat Très Vieux represents. 

1. Conte et Filles Héritage

Conte et Filles Héritage

Our average rating: 89.8

The Conte et Filles Héritage, our winner from this Hors D’Age Family tasting, is also a product of friendship and symbolizes the passage of time.

Its gentle approach of rich scents and harmonious tastes of prune, stone fruit, dried fruit, candied orange zest, cigar box, and saffron convinced us.
Don’t miss out to taste one of the winners yourself and get one of the Conte et Filles Héritage bottles for yourself. 

What I said:

This is my favorite with 99 points!

Our customer rating: Recommended 84 /100

What our customer James says:

Jewel-like gold and copper. Aggressive at first, quickly mellowing with notes of leather, tobacco on the nose. Refined, top of the mouth flavors, some fruit, some spice, an elegant taste. Nice finish, very pleasant.

Personal Favorites

Based on the individual points we also set up a list of personal favorites. Here is the result: 

    • Sophie: André Petit Hors d’Age Reserve de Famille
    • Camille: Paul Giraud Très Rare
    • Brian: Navarre Souvenir Impérial Grande Champagne
    • Max: Tesseron Lot N°29 Exception
    • Thomas: Lavenat Très Vieux
    • Malte: Bache-Gabrielsen Hors D’Age Grande Champagne
    • Taylor: Bache-Gabrielsen Hors D’Age Grande Champagne
    • Nick: Navarre Souvenir Impérial Grande Champagne
    • Virginia: Conte et Filles Héritage

Honorable Mentions

The above made the top 10 out of the 15 Cognacs we tasted. The other 5 Cognacs that were part of the tasting should also be mentioned here. They might not have made the leader board, but they were still very good Cognacs in their own right. In alphabetic order we present you: 

Our average rating: 84.6

Our customer rating: Highly Recommended 89 /100

What our customer James says:

Deep amber with mahogany highlights. Deep and complex, sweet, flowers, greens, oak, intense. Opulent, rich, complex and complete, exceptional, memorable. Lengthy finish, wonderful.

Our average rating: 84.1

What Taylor said:

It’s a quite dry Cognac taste, I also find it to be bursting with tropical fruits, like mangoes and guava… A little bit more polarizing. 

Our customer rating: Exceptional 92 /100

What our customer Goerge says:

I was intrigued by this cognac and found it hard it believe all of the rave reviews, especially at this price. However, it is all true! This is an outstanding, mature cognac, with all the hallmarks of high quality. I highly recommend it!

Our average rating: 84.6

Our customer rating: Highly Recommended 87 /100

What our customer Jesse says:

This is the third expression I’ve tried from Paul Giraud and this house is firmly in my top three favorite Cognac producers. You can smell, taste, and feel the passion and care that goes into their eau de vie.

Our average rating: 84.6

Our customer rating: Highly Recommended 88 /100

What our customer Andrew says:

This is a very elegant cognac with every flavor profile being perfectly balence. Hints of fruit, strong nose, a mild and comforting spice, and a slight tobacco finish for a great overall experience. The bottle is beautiful also. 

Our average rating: 84.4

What Taylor said:

Very nice and it feels slightly overproof to me.

Our customer rating: Recommended 80 /100

What our customer Wolfgang says:

The palate is a mix of ripe orchard fruits, exotic fruits (mangos), fine raisins, honey and refreshing herbs again – I like it. The finish is of medium length – fresh and fruity – great cognac for this price!


We all left the Hors D’Age Family tasting though having gained new insights into our own taste profiles and preferences, as well as a deeper appreciation for the complexity and artistry that goes into creating each Hors D’Age Cognac.

We had an incredible time tasting and discussing the various Cognacs, and we hope that you found this blog post informative and engaging. We can’t wait to do it again, and we are always on the lookout for new and exciting Cognacs to try.

We would love to hear about your experience with Cognac and which of the above mentioned Cognacs you have tried yourself. What are your thoughts and ratings? Share your experiences with us in the comments below, and let’s keep the conversation going. Thank you for reading, and until next time, cheers!

This Blog article was written by Virginia & Taylor. 


  1. What does Cognac taste like?
    Cognac is a type of brandy produced in the Cognac region of France. It has a distinct flavor profile that is characterized by notes of oak, vanilla, dried fruit, and baking spices such as clove and cinnamon. In general, the aromas are dependent on age. And it’s very important to understand that everybody has its own taste profiles and preferences. Taste Cognac and find out your own preferred Cognac taste.
  2. How does Cognac taste?
    Cognac has a smooth, mellow taste with subtle notes of oak and spice. The exquisite taste of cognac also comes down to the skill of the cellar master in determining when an eau-de-vie has matured to its utmost. Each Cognac has its own aromas and flavors, and within a blend, they merge harmoniously with others to bring multiple sensory delights.
  3. How to taste Cognac?
    To taste Cognac, it is important to pay attention to the aroma and flavor. Start by smelling the Cognac, noticing the oak and spice aromas. Take a small sip and let it sit in your mouth, noticing the flavors of oak, vanilla, or dried fruit. Finally, take a larger sip and let it roll around your mouth, focusing on the complex flavors and noticing how the sweetness and spices balance each other.  It’s always a good idea to do a blind Cognac tasting to ensure that each Cognac is evaluated objectively, without any outside influences.
  4. What is the best tasting Cognac?
    The best tasting Cognac is subjective and can depend on personal preference. It is important to consider things like flavor profile, age, and price when choosing a Cognac. As you can see from our various Family Tastings, there are a lot of fantastic Cognacs such as Conte et Filles Heritage, Lavenat Très Vieux, Audry XO or Marancheville – and many more.

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Virginia has been managing the blog content team across the different blogs as well as the print Magazine. Originally from the Alsace region, she discovered Cognac to be a divers spirit with a lot of insights to explore.

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