Courvoisier Napoléon Fine Champagne Cognac
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Courvoisier Napoléon Fine Champagne Cognac

0 1 2 3 4 3.0 / 5 - See 1 review
Cognac age
Napoléon
Growth area
Petite Champagne
Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
$ 124.00
In stock
excl. shipping
Quantity

Cognac age
Napoléon
Growth area
Petite Champagne
Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%

Tasting review

Eye: Dark amber.

Nose: Dried apricots, sandalwood and underearth i.e. mushroom. Mellow, yet harnesses power.

Palate: Lengthy and satisfying. Voluptuous and full taste.

Description

The Courvoisier Fine Champagne Napoleon Cognac

Indulge in a little part of history, with a bottle dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte’s love for Cognac. The Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac is somewhat of an icon; despite the fact that the house of Courvoisier was created 14 years after. While Napoleon himself did not get to try this luxurious spirit, its legacy is long lasting, as Napoleon III made Courvoisier their official Cognac supplier to the Imperial Court in 1869. The eaux-de-vie of this Napoleon Cognac are derived from both the Grande and Petite Champagne terroirs, and are blended together with the utmost expertise and care. This very spirit has had enough influence in the Cognac name to have an age denomination named after it. This Napoleon Cognac has been aged for up to 20 years, and its qualities from the Fine Champagne give it the lengthy finish that so many Cognac lovers desire. The chalky composition of the soil in this region is a result of millions of years of fossilization; now it is one of the most sought-after regions in Cognac, and produces high quality Cognacs such as this one.

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac serving suggestions

 The bottle of the Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne is easily recognizable among the Cognac icons. It has a short body, and a long neck, with a luxurious label. It should be enjoyed on ice, or neat.

Napoleon Courvoisier Awards

Such a Cognac can't fail but be recognized by the industry, and it has deservingly won the following awards:

  • 2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition - Double Gold Medal
  • 2006 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver Medal
  • Golden Hachete - 1 star

Reviews (1)

Overall rating 0 1 2 3 4 3,00/5
By
on  Nov 20, 2017
0 1 2 3 4
(3/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
3
Nose:
3
Palate:
2
Value for money:
2

A lighter approach to Fine Champagne

I tried this Cognac a night ago and decided to wait to write an evaluation. The nose I definitely the strongest suite of this offering from Courvoisier, and reminds me of a fine summer day with aromas of blossoms and to my senses, ripe dark plums. The palate was round and flavorful, but somewhat indistinct as to the flavors noted. Slightly sweet, and somewhat spicy. The finish was pleasant and not at all harsh, with the cinnamon and nutmeg coming through with a slight oaky tone. I rated it lower than usual on basis of the cost for value received. I have enjoyed both Daniel Boujou VSOP and Remy Martin XO more by way of comparison, but that's in line with my personal tastes and not a knock on this particular offering. Overall a Cognac that I would be proud to serve to a guest in my home. More a matter of personal taste at this level of Cognac.


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Q&A

Rodger R 2017-12-21

I normally have a tulip glass of Cognac in the evening after dinner, and I just examined my cabinet and collection of fine spirits. This particular Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne has been one that I gravitate to when I casually select something for my evening libation. It seems to have improved in the palate and nose significantly since opening and allowed to breathe a bit. Overall, I would now rate this as one of my favorites; nicer than Daniel Boujou XO and Remy Martin 1738, by a wide margin, and roughly equal to Remy Martin XO, and at a lower cost. The initial taste on the tongue is very smooth and slightly sweet--then grows in a fruity character; not at all harsh. Upon swallowing, it goes down nicely with a satisfying finish.

fulvio 2013-01-07

I have a very old bottle of Napoleon Cognac Fine Champagne No. ER8264, 1 US quart. I beleive it is approx. 45 years old. It was always kept at proper temperature. I wish to know what is the value today. Many thanksFulvio

Dennis 2012-11-01

I have a bottle of Cournvoisier Napoleon Cogac that was purchased in 1947. I am not sure how old it was when purchased. It is at least 70 years old. The # is H01121. It is unopened. I am trying to find out what it is worth. Ideas?Thanks.

Michael Andrews 2012-10-13

Hi.I have a unopened Courvoisier Cognac mounted as a cannon.Has any one a price.Thank you

wal 2012-06-25

i got a DV8950 in the box mint. smells old, no year visible, just a limited no.

Eric 2012-06-21

I have the same with serial # a06635 has anyone given you any feedback?

Michelle Nelson 2012-04-26

We have 3 bottles of the same. Limited numer Py3877...How old are these?

Sharon 2012-01-27

HiVery interesting website. I really enjoy it.I have a bottle of Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac. It is numbered 10 3400 and is on a “wood and brass cannon”. I have had it 40 years already. Cansomeone tell me if and when it will deteriorate. Should I drink it or sell it?Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Courvoisier Napoléon Fine Champagne Cognac

Eye: Dark amber.

Nose: Dried apricots, sandalwood and underearth i.e. mushroom. Mellow, yet harnesses power.

Palate: Lengthy and satisfying. Voluptuous and full taste.