It is said that during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, Napoleon took some COURVOISIER cognac with him and wrote his name on the cases of brandy.
According to the specifications published on the BNIC website, a Napoleon cannot contain brandy that is less than 6 years old. Of course, depending on the desire of the Master Blender, the average age of the beverage can be much higher; for some producers, a Napoleon can reach an average of 15 years.
Novices will find sweetness, while connoisseurs will seek out the finesse of its aromas. There are few who do not recognize the subtle characteristics of Napoleon Cognac with its brilliant sheen of pure gold. This Napoleon appellation is part of the AOC Cognac and is therefore exclusively of French origin.
Older than a VSOP the aromas of a Napoleon Cognac will go towards candied fruit, green oak, one feels on the palate the evolution of the eaux-de-vie which have matured. It is already so elegant that it can be drunk as a digestive, neat, on ice or with a meal.
This category of cognac can also use the terms "Très Vieille Réserve", "Très Vieux", "Héritage", "Très Rare", "Excellence" and "Suprême".