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Cognac, Armagnac and Brandy are three popular names of a number of spirits produced by distilling wine. Brandy is an all-encompassing name that includes Cognac, Armagnac, as is Eaux de Vie and some brandies are produced by distilling fruit rather than grapes.

Brandy (brandy wine) is made from early cropping bitter in taste grapes in order to achieve a higher concentration of acidity, which helps both in the distillation process and brings out the desired brandy style of spirit prior to the finishing and aging process.

The most acclaimed brandies are of course Cognac and Armagnac, although today Italy, Spain, South Africa and a number of other counties around the world do produce some exceptional wine based brandies. On the other side of the coin, France and a few other countries do produce in large quantities wine based Brandies of a basic nature which do fill an important position in the market place.

At Alexander Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire, UK we do focus on cognac and fine brandies from Europe ranging from good quality VS to exceptional marques and old vintages of cognac. A superb cognac being Leopold 10 Carats as is Cognac Gautret XO

We are also very proud of our selection of Spanish brandies namely from the Spanish regions of Brandy de Jerez and Brandy del Penedes. We can certainly recommended Sandeman Imperial Spanish Brandy and Carlos 1 Imperial XO 15 Year Old Gran Reserva Spanish Brandy.

A good quality cognac or brandy should be drunk neat, preferably in a brandy style glass or some in Spain prefer a sherry type copita glass. Make sure the brandy is at room temperature and one’s glass should ideally be warm. Pour one or two measures, swirl and bring to the nose to smell several times, then sip very slowly and savour in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing. Practice and Brandy will be your friend for life.

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Cognac Courvoisier XO


Cognac Courvoisier XO Well aged and very full bodied from this popular producer.Great length and lingering complexity. A fine example of a very good XO.

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700ml £118.70

Cognac Ragnaud Sabourin No25 XO,


Cognac Ragnaud Sabourin No25 XO, 25 years old, a delicate floral character of lime tree, hyacinth on the nose, richer palate with orange spice, vanilla, old oak, elegant finish with must finesse

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700ml £131.00

Cognac Ragnaud-Sabourin 1990, 1990


Cognac Ragnaud-Sabourin 1990, One of the most prestigious estates from three generations of female descendants producing limited quantities, matured as vintages with no blending

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700ml £132.98

Cognac Martell XO,


Cognac Martell XO, Embodies the integrity and reputation of Martell Cognacs, its rich, elegant flavours make it a truly outstanding cognac,A spicy, rich crescendo starting with the mellow elegance of the Borderies, followed by the intensity and finesse typical of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie.

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700ml £135.75

Cognac Hine Antique XO Premier Cru,


Hine Antique XO Premier Cru Cognac is a special cognac blended from over fourty different aged cognacs, all aged for over a decade. These aged cognacs offer a nose which is fruity, gentle floral aroma and warm spice. The palate is offered spice and fruit again, in addition, there are citrus fruits and hits of brown sugar. The finish is warm, soft and lots of lingering dried fruits.

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700ml £148.85

Cognac Delamain Vesper XO Grande Champagne,


Delamain Vesper XO Grande Champagne Cognac has a bouquet that is initially oaky, then gives way to dry vine shoots and vanilla. On the palate, the extraordinary full-bodied roundness is matched by a remarkable length. This is very full, very mature, notably refined cognac with a gentle long aftertaste.

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700ml £149.31

Jean Fillioux Cognac Kristof V Decanter,


After 12 years of intense training with his father,Christophe took over the reins of Jean Fillioux two years ago.

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700ml £158.38

Cognac Hennessy XO


Cognac Hennessy XO Opulent and well flavoured with more than 100 different brandies going into this blending of XO, the oldest of which is almost 100 years old

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700ml £164.22

Cognac Remy Martin XO Excellence


Cognac Remy Martin XO Excellence A special blend of Grande Champagne eaux de vie aged up to 37 years, aged in Limosine oak casks, this has an excellent, mellow flavour, a very delightful XO.

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700ml £166.20

Cognac Delamain Extra Grande Champagne,


Delamain Extra Grande Champagne Cognac is a brilliant amber topaz with a wonderfull soft golden clarity. The bouquet is the perfect expression of old cognac, full-bodied and very fragrant. The palate is full, deep, mature and mellow with a powerful perfume and length of fragrance.

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700ml £273.83

Cognac Hine Vintage Grand Champagne 1988,


Hine Vintage Grand Champagne Cognac, 1988 has well aged and rich flavours with exotic aromas of wood, sweet cinnamon and other toasted spices. The palate first notices apples, honey and hazelnut brittle, followed by liquorice, light chocolate and warm spices. The flavours rally in a languorous finale of caramelised apples and plums, prolonging the last delicious mouthful almost indefinitely.

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700ml £298.29

Cognac Delamain Tres Venerable Grande Champagne,


Delamain Tres Venerable Grande Champagne Cognac is an extremely old cognac with a bouquet of subtle combination of finesse and elegance, lightness and intensity, excitement and tenderness. On the palate, it reveals the same round mellowness, with an extraordinary long finish, tinged with liquorice. Remarkable complexity and all the subtlety of a truly great cognac.

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700ml £312.69

Cognac Delamain Pale & Dry XO Grande Champagne , 300cl,


Delamain Pale & Dry XO Grande Champange Cognac, Jeroboam has a complex bouquet with powerful and intense floral aromas, along with notes of vanilla. Its mellow and round on the palate evolving into full-bodied fruit flavours with hints of liquorice. An excellent partner to chocolate desserts or serve on its own as a digestif.

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300l £434.29

Cognac Delamain Reserve De La Famille Grande Champagne,


Delamain Reserve De La Famille Grande Champagne Cognac is a cognac aficionados dream. The magnificent deep, old amber colour is typical of these extremely old cognacs. The bouquet is powerful and long, offering harmony of fragrances, with floral touches, a rarity for such old cognac. Then, the mellow roundness on the palate reveals the maturity of the rich fruit. The prestigious aftertaste simply goes on for ever.

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700ml £437.71