Gautier Cognac

Gautier Cognac is amongst the oldest cognac houses, with a very unique location. Gautier is based in Aigre on the Osme river, and ages in an 18th century water mill. Aigre is also referred to as the "Little Venice" of Charente. The proximity to the water and the resulting humidity and temperature in the cellars gives the cognac a recognizable taste. This cognac house unites ancient history with a modern view on the cognac market. It caters both professional cognac connoisseurs and aficionados as well as younger consumers that like to experiment with cognac and try out new and trendy cocktails.

Visit Gautier: 28, rue des Ponts, 16140 Aigre, +33 (0)143915011, Not open for visits. www.cognac-gautier.com

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  • In stock
    700ml / 41%
    $149

    The colour is mahogany and rosewood. The nose offers aromas of of vanilla, dried fruit - and there's some woodiness in there too. The XO Pinar Del Rio should be consumed neat, while enjoying a good Havana cigar.

    The colour is mahogany and rosewood. The nose offers aromas of of vanilla, dried fruit - and there's some woodiness in there too. The XO Pinar Del Rio should...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $2,316

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  • In stock
    375ml / 17%
    $29

    Tasting review from Gautier:  Powerful, generous flavours of candied fruit, honey, and walnut. Round and full-bodied on the palate with an extraordinarily complex body of aromas. Long and lingering with an exceptional finish.

    Tasting review from Gautier:  Powerful, generous flavours of candied fruit, honey, and walnut. Round and full-bodied on the palate with an extraordinarily...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $44

    A pale golden colour, fruity aroma, with lively, spicy flavours enhanced by a hint of vanilla. Offers lots of finesse on the palate. The Gautier VS, a young, well-balanced cognac, is best enjoyed on the rocks or in a cocktail.

    A pale golden colour, fruity aroma, with lively, spicy flavours enhanced by a hint of vanilla. Offers lots of finesse on the palate. The Gautier VS, a young,...

  • In stock
    500ml / 35%
    $42

    Tasting review by Gautier: A nose of spicy, mellow fragrances marked by vanilla and delicate floral touches. The roundness and mellowness on the palate perfectly match the powerfulness of the cognac.

    Tasting review by Gautier: A nose of spicy, mellow fragrances marked by vanilla and delicate floral touches. The roundness and mellowness on the palate...

  • In stock
    750ml / 17%
    $20

    Tasting notes by Gautier:A golden yellow colour with a lovely limpid brightness. A nose of fruit, grapes, plum and honey encapsulated in a harmonious softness of aromas. Mellow and lingering on the palate, the white Pineau from Gautier is superbly well balanced.

    Tasting notes by Gautier:A golden yellow colour with a lovely limpid brightness. A nose of fruit, grapes, plum and honey encapsulated in a harmonious...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $53

    An amber colour with a subtle nose of vanilla hinting at aromas of dried fruit. A rich, balanced cognac. The Gautier VSOP can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a long drink with soda, to enjoy all of its refreshing flavours.

    An amber colour with a subtle nose of vanilla hinting at aromas of dried fruit. A rich, balanced cognac. The Gautier VSOP can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks,...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $137

    Tasting review by Gautier: A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast and cinnamon. On the palate, the taste explodes with all the aromas of candied fruit in a generous, mellow and particularly harmonious blend offering all the splendid length which is so characteristic...

    Tasting review by Gautier: A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $149

    A Cognac that offers a rich and delicate nose combining the complexity of spices with the softness of vanilla, backed by elegant floral aromas.  Well-balanced on the palate: powerful yet with finesse. The initial roundness proves to be a lasting feature.

    A Cognac that offers a rich and delicate nose combining the complexity of spices with the softness of vanilla, backed by elegant floral aromas....

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $83

    Tasting review from Gautier:  Intense, developed aromas, reminiscent of fruits, walnuts and vanilla with great depth.  The very round, soft taste has a velvety depth of body and unsurpassed length.

    Tasting review from Gautier:  Intense, developed aromas, reminiscent of fruits, walnuts and vanilla with great depth.  The very round, soft taste has a...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $251

    Mahogany in colour, with a nose of sweet roses combining with rich and complex aromas - we detected some wonderful fruits and spices. An intense note of rancio.

    Mahogany in colour, with a nose of sweet roses combining with rich and complex aromas - we detected some wonderful fruits and spices. An intense note of rancio.

  • 700ml / 40%
    $137

    A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast and cinnamon. The XO Gold & Blue is a subtle, round and harmonious Cognac.

    A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast and cinnamon. The XO Gold &...

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3 reviews for Gautier Cognac

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Randolph Brannon 2015-05-24

Greetings, I am a 37 year consumer of cognac previously my favorite was Corvosier. I have purchased and tried many kinds at most every price level. For the past 3 years I have been disappointed with Corvosier. Even the VSOP seems to tast like rubbing alcohol ..I went so far as to write the company after about 14 bottles of this sad experience. Finally I tried Gautier, as the store I frequent began carrying it. I am and have been more than happy with it..even to the point where I am certain I will only try your higher end bottles as my budget permits in times ahead. I just wanted to thank you for producing a great product and know that I gladly recommend your product every chance I get. Keep up the great taste ! Thank you !

    anne pike 2012-09-24

    Good afternoon, My husband and I are interested in knowing the history of our bottle of cognac and monetary value: Gautier Freres OOO VV Cognac, with a picture of Napoleon III coin, (Center) castle tower with shield and (Right) back of "bronze" coin. 80 proof. IRS label #36-4146979 stamped "E & J Burke Long Island, NY". thank you for your attention. Anne

      Nick Atkinson 2012-01-27

      To whom it may concern:


      I have a boxed and unopened bottle of your fishermans float xo cognac which my father in law purchased many years ago in singapore I believe.


      It was brought out recently and I am interested in the current value of such a bottle.


      Kind regards


      Nick

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        History of Gautier



        It is believed that Charles Gautier started producing cognac some time between 1600 and 1640. It wasn't until 1755 however that the Maison Gautier received the official licensing permission from Louis XV and started producing cognac under the name Gautier Cognac. The 250-year-old history is one of the most ancient ones in cognac production. Until this day, the cognac house remains in its original location, a former water mill in Aigre. Initially, the location was chosen because of the water power running the machinery.



        Over time, it became clear that the humidity and temperature that are created by the water, which gives this cognac such a characteristic taste. Similar to HINE Cognac, who age a selection of casks by the seaside in England, Gautier's products have a special taste to them. Charles Gautier's grandson Louis built a strong foundation for the family business in Cognac, focusing on trade and distribution. For 10 generations to come, the cognac house was passed on from father to son, preserving the family tradition and the secrets of distillation, aging and blending. Gautier has always produced a relatively small amount of cognac, concentrating mainly on quality and expertise. It is a product aimed at demanding palates and cognac connoisseurs. 



        Gautier Today



        In 1995, the Maison Gautier was acquired by the group Marie Brizard & Roger International, which would later be bought by the Belvedere Group in 2006. With a significant network of distribution for alcoholic beverages, the group has allowed Gautier to continue growing and sell their cognac in 92 countries worldwide. Alongside Gautier Cognac the group also distributes Tequila San Jose, Old Lady's Gin and Sobieski Vodka amongst many other spirits. Cognac Gautier has one of the few female cellar masters in the cognac industry, Isabelle Couprie. Her ancestors have been in the cognac industry dating as far back as 1750. Gautier continues to create new blends to surprise cognac lovers and hold on to their philosophy of innovation.



        News, Products & Anecdotes



        In 2009 Gautier launched the prestigious Cognac EDEN, to respond to the international demand of old high end cognacs.


        Gautier Cognac has been awarded numerous prizes of excellence in the most important international spirit conventions.


        There is an inspiring list of cocktail recipes on the website of the cognac house. This shows how much Gautier is moving with the time, adjusting to contemporary developments in the cognac industry and the demand of its consumers. 



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        Gautier does not offer visits.