Cognac Ages

There are 15 cognac ages
  • VS干邑白兰地

    VS干邑白兰地: 陈酿了至少2年+ 鸡尾酒&混合酒饮&烹饪

    VS干邑的VS英文读为“Very Special”,是非常特殊的意思。 有VS等级标识的干邑白兰地保证酒龄至少为两年。在国外也被 为“Sélection”或“De Luxe”,在国内三星 *** 是最常用的等级。如果您在干邑标签上看到三颗星,表示它同样也属于VS干邑酒龄类别。


    这意味着其中用于混合原酒的最年轻的生命之水在橡木桶中陈酿至少两年。一款VS干邑具有典型的白兰地色泽,有些会比更成熟的混合酒品稍微明亮。一款年轻的干邑一开始对味觉的的印象可能有点强烈, 但它同时带着美妙的水果香气。作为风格最年轻的干邑,VS干邑不止可纯饮或加冰享用,也很适合用于调制鸡尾酒,长饮或其他混合饮品。额外需要注意的是,VS或者三星***只是标识酒品中最年轻的生命之水的酒龄。这并不代表酿酒大师在混合原酒中不使用较陈年的生命之水。

    VS干邑独特的青春风格以及不断创新的流行喝法非常受年轻人士喜爱,以轩尼诗美国量版VS干邑为例,这也开拓了VS干邑顺着流行趋势的不断创新。下一个等级是VSOP干邑(Very Superior Old Pale)

  • VSOP干邑白兰地

    VSOP干邑白兰地: 陈酿了至少4年 + 鸡尾酒&加冰&烹饪

    VSOP干邑白兰地英文缩写为“Very Superior Old Pale”,简单翻译为超级古老和淡着色的干邑。非常有趣是,虽然干邑的发源地来自法国但VSOP却不是法文,而是英文的缩写。VSOP这个缩写的起源来自于英国皇家宮廷的一笔干邑订单。 1817年,英国国王乔治四世向轩尼诗要求购买一款“Very Superior Old Pale” 的干邑,后来这标准并被所有干邑制造商通用。 有些人会在字母后加点,V.S.O.P.,这写法不过是个人风格的偏好。 

    超级古老和淡着色指的是干邑随着酒龄成熟的观感。不容许着色或加糖来保持独特的干邑酒香,VSOP是个特优良的品质保证。同个酒龄标识偶尔也被别标为“Very Superior Special Pale”(常优秀的特级),“Very Old”(非常古老) 或法文简称“Réserve”和“Vieux”,全都一样表明这款酒混合中的原酒酒龄在四年以上。 和任何其他干邑白兰地等级一样,这不表示酿酒大师为了创作完美和谐的酒品时 ,不使用更陈年的生命之水。 VSOP的平均酒龄往往高于这定制的四年。 下一个年龄是XO干邑拿破仑干邑

  • XO干邑白兰地

    XO干邑白兰地: 陈酿了至少6年+    加冰&纯饮&食物配对

    XO 是“Extra Old”的英文缩写,可以简单翻译为特别陈年。这标志代表这一款干邑白兰地混合原酒里的生命之水在橡木桶中陈酿了至少6年。就像VS(Very Special)VSOP(Very Superior Old Pale)一样,Extra Old也是一个用英文的字语。在此可以感觉到原产法国的干邑白兰地与国外,尤其是英美特别紧密的联系。

    “XO”源自干邑轩尼诗(Cognac Hennessy)并于1870年首次使用。尽管XO干邑中最年轻的混合原酒可能只有六年,XO干邑整款的平均酒龄通常在15至20年之间,有时甚至更陈年。有些传闻说,可能将XO干邑白兰地中最年轻的原酒提高到至少10年,不过目前还没有正式消息的发表。按照目前的情况看来,XO干邑规定在原酒混合中的生命之水的最低年龄仍然是六年。干邑白兰地也可以被称为“Old Réserve ”或“Vieille Réserve”。由于XO是最后的官方年龄类别,“Napoleon(拿破仑)”,“Extra(特酿)”,“Hors d'Age(忘年)”和“Tres Vieille Réserve(非常古老)”属于XO干邑的类别,但是在质量和年龄上会有重要的差异。

  • 拿破仑干邑白兰地

    An unofficial age designation, "Napoleon" Cognac is comparable to XO quality, meaning the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend needs to have aged for at least 6 years in oak barrels. The origin of this name goes back to the French Emperor Napoleon and the Cognac House Courvoisier.

    Legend has it that Napoleon took crates of Courvoisier Cognac into exile with him to the island of St Helena, and the crew coined the Cognac as "Napoleon's Cognac". The average age of a Napoleon Cognac is around 20 years.

    Learn more in our selection of educational Cognac articles.

  • 珍藏干邑白兰地

    Officially, like with an XO Cognac, the youngest eau-de-vie in a "Réserve" has to be aged for a minimum of 6 years. The average age is much older than that for a good Réserve Cognac.

    A "Réserve Familiale" or a "Vieille Réserve" is a blend that uses very old eaux-de-vie from the Cognac house's or the family's "Paradis" cellars, the place where the oldest and most valuable barrels are stored. Due to the sparsity of the older eaux-de-vie, the amount of bottles produced is limited and obviously higher in price. A Réserve is a higher quality Cognac than an XO, a Napoleon, or an Extra.

    Often, the Cognac brands design a bottle especially for their Réserve, or create the blend for a special occasion such an anniversary.The next level up from a Réserve is an Hors d'Age Cognac.

    Learn more in our selection of educational Cognac articles.

  • 忘年干邑白兰地

    Hors d’ Age means „beyond age“ and is the age category that describes the highest quality Cognac–in terms of age that is. 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. Hors d'Age blends can be 30, 40, 50, even up to a 100 years old. An Hors d'Age Cognac is amongst the oldest Cognacs you can get, together with an Ancestral, or perhaps a Très Vieille Réserve.

    There is also Vintage Cognac, which can be as old as an Hors d'Age, but the difference is that a Vintage is a single harvest Cognac, not a blend.

    Learn more in our selection of educational Cognac articles.

  • 特醇干邑白兰地

    额外:30年平均 整洁的

    一个额外的干邑必须至少6岁,就像一个XO干邑。事实上,如果你想确切地说,它属于XO时代的名称。但它描述了一个优于XO和拿破仑的品质。

    一个干邑的范围在15和25年之间的平均年龄。当然也有例外,比如干邑品牌选择创建一个旧的生命之水的争夺从酒窖有限混合。下一个年龄最大的年龄段是R。

    在我们的教育学文章选择干邑。

  • 年份干邑白兰地

    A Vintage Cognac is a Cognac from a single year and a single harvest, not a blend from different eaux-de-vie like an XO or a VSOP. It is also referred to as a Millésime Cognac. We commonly know this from Whisky as “single barrel“, which means the spirit comes from one single source: one year, one estate, one barrel.

    The difference between Cognac and Whiskey is that for Cognac, the art lies in the blending. Vintage Cognacs are quite uncommon, although it is a trend that is becoming more and more popular. It's actually a very special gift to find a Vintage Cognac of a birthday, or one that marks an anniversary.

    In order for a Cognac house to be allowed to bottle a Vintage, there are legal obligations that need to be followed. The National Cognac Bureau (BNIC) has to verify that procedure is respected. Once the Cognac producer has decided to set aside a selection of barrels for the Vintage designation, an official from the BNIC comes and seals the barrels and then makes sure they are locked away for restricted access only. It is important that the bottling date is written on the label, as this indicates for how long the Cognac was actually aged in the barrel for, because Cognac stops aging once bottled.

    Learn more in our selection of educational Cognac articles.

  • 高级特酿干邑白兰地

    The Cuvée classification does not necessarily refer to age. Technically it describes one particular blend or batch. It is especially used in the Champagne classification, not so much in Cognac. When it appears on a Cognac bottle, it usually means the producer wants to give it a special name instead of using the age categories VSOP and XO. It might refer to a limited amount of a certain blend.

  • 收藏版干邑白兰地

    Collection Cognacs are very special and prestigious cognacs for collectors and connaisseurs. These often include gift and tasting sets. Read more about Cognac ages, or Cognac education in general.

  • 声誉版干邑白兰地

    Prestige Cognacs are very old Cognacs that are often presented in luxurious decanters and high-end packaging. These one of a kind bottles come at very high prices and are often kept as collector items. Read more about Cognac ages, or Cognac education in general.

  • 古传特酿干邑白兰地

    Ancestrale translates into very very old Cognac, similar to "Vieille Réserve" or "Réserve Limitée".

  • 天使特选干邑白兰地

    Sélection des Anges is a denomination that is rarely used. The word refers to the angel's share, the black dust that evaporates from the eau-de-vie during the aging process.

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  • 特别版干邑白兰地

    Here is where you find all kinds of unique products. A Cognac house might produce a bottle that doesn't fit into any of the above categories. It could also be a product that doesn't have the standard age or other kind of qualification. Read more about Cognac ages, or Cognac education in general.

  • 干邑白兰地利口酒

    A Cognac Liqueur is a strong but sweet alcoholic berverage, usually enjoyed after a meal as a digestif. Liqueurs have as a base a liquor, on our site that’s Cognac. Sugar is added to the base along with a mix of herbs, fruits, or spices, depending on the desired flavor. ABV ranges from 14 to 22%.