Courvoisier Napoléon Fine Champagne Cognac

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Courvoisier Cognac

We have to say, the Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne Cognac has certainly stood the test of time. Created in 1910 as a celebration of the house's unique relationship with France's first emperor, Courvoisier have never needed to change or even tweak this timeless recipe. It's a blend of both Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, the oldest of which has been aged for two decades.

The result is a Cognac that's seductive and inviting, with signature notes of dried apricots, sandalwood, and mushroom.  Mellow yet powerful, it first delights on the nose, then continues the journey in the mouth. And naturally, it has a long and satisfying finish.

Such a Cognac can't fail but be recognized by the industry, and it's 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

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$125 - In stock

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Tasting revew by Patrice Pinet. Courvosier Master Blender:

“A subtle harmony of sandalwood, dried apricots and mushroom. This voluptuous ‘Fine Champagne’ lingers in the mouth with great depth and length on the palate"

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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 for Courvoisier Napoléon Fine Champagne

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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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                  Tasting revew by Patrice Pinet. Courvosier Master Blender:

                  “A subtle harmony of sandalwood, dried apricots and mushroom. This voluptuous ‘Fine Champagne’ lingers in the mouth with great depth and length on the palate"

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