How to read a Cognac Label?

Before cognac can be sold to the public, it must be aged in oak barrels for at least two years.

Knowing how to read a cognac label is extremely important since it gives every bit of information on a cognac you are about to purchase.

According to BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessional du Cognac) cognac can be divided into three grades :

  • V.S (Very Special) : Cognac whose youngest eau-de-vie is at least two years old.
  • V.S.O.P (Very Superior Old Pale) : Cognac whose youngest eau-de-vie is at least four years old.
  • X.O (Extra Old) : Cognac whose youngest eau-de-vie is at least six years old.

 

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