Courvoisier Napoléon Fine Champagne Cognac
Courvoisier // Cognac, France
Napoléon Bonaparte, so the story goes, took several casks of Courvoisier for his exile on St. Helena. This bottling was first released in 1910. Courvoisier is the first cognac house to use Napoléon on their labels as a way of stating it was older than their VSOP, but younger than their XO. Other cognac houses soon followed suit.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeFrench oak