This cognac actually belongs to Distell, the company that owns Bisquit Cognac: “Richelieu et Cie Ltd formed and started marketing their own brandy in South Africa.”
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We found this on the web: “Richelieu Extra Old Cognac has captured the very essence of the Ugni Blanc grape. Only brandies made from grapes grown, distilled, aged and botted in the Cognac region may carry its distinguished name. Richelieu has selected grapes from the Grande and Petite Champagne regions to bring you a decadent Fine Champagne Cognac.
Once matured in French oak for around half a century, only the best eau de vie is hand selected to become part of Richelieu’s proud heritage. The result is a soft smooth glow, and the intimacy of a fine matured, well rounded and fruity cognac.”
Per Front Lable:
Richelieu XO Appellation Fine Champagne Contrôlée Cognac
750ml, 40% Vol
Produced and Bottled in France
Richelieu Et Cie S.A. Cognac France [B38]
Per Rear Lable:
Richelieu XO Appellation Fine Champagne Contrôlée Cognac is the result of the dedicated care, craftmanship and careful maturation for more than a quarter of a century. Richlieu XO is a product of the Grande and Petite Champagne areas.
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Produced and bottled in France
Richelieu Et Cie S.A. Cognac France
The box it came in has similar information – however it states “careful maturation for more than half a century.”
“At the start of this year I entered a competition on Facebook held by Richelieu where one could win a bottle of imported XO Cognac. I was lucky enough to win it and it was delivered to me at my place of work in February 2012. Currently its at home.”
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