Armagnac v Cognac with Will From Maison Vauron Tuesday 7 May, 6pm, 45pp 

Taste top shelf brandy as cognac and armagnac go head to head in this tasting led by Will from Maison Vauron, NZ's leading French wine importer...

We kick things off with a cheeky little Idée Folle aperitif from Gros Manseng, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blended with a splash of eau de vie.

Then things get serious, as the brandies spend longer in cask and we compare VSOP, XO, a series of increasingly old vintages and a whisky-like beauty aged by the sea on the Ile de Ré.

Tariquet Idée Folle

Camus Cognac VSOP “Elegance”

Camus Cognac XO “Elegance”

Camus Cognac Ile de Ré Double Matured

Delord Bas-Armagnac 2002

Delord Bas-Armagnac 1998

Delord Bas-Armagnac 1988

Cancellations must be made no later than 48hrs in advance.

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