This special cognac encapsulates the quintessential flavors of the Grand Champagne. It is a symphony, a musical score of refined notes: the major ones are coffee, chocolate, wax, leather, cloves and cinnamon, while the minor chords are flowers and dried fruits, truffles, wood berries, pepper and vanilla. This is a forceful cognac whos complexity lies in the mists of your imagination, so that even after many minutes on the palate, new flavors are still being exposed and unearthed. The Hors dage has been selected by Alain Ducasse (holder of 19 Michelin Stars!) for Le Jules Verne restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Since the time of the French Revolution our vines have been cultivated in the sun-drenched vineyards of the old stone villages of Verrieres and Ambleville; two villages with an exceptional reputation for fine cognac in the Grande Champagne Cru, the Premier Cru of Cognac. In this fine terroir the Chauchet - Voyer family have harvested the grapes, distilled wine and aged the resulting eau de vie in oak barrels for 5 generations.
At the end of the 19th century, Paul André was one of a very few vine growers who distilled his own wine production. As a result, we were bequeathed a Paradise cellar which holds, amongst other distinguished cognacs, one that is a gold medal winner in the 50 year old category of a unique competition held in Segonzac (the capital of the Grand Champagne Premier Cru)!
During the 1960s our stock holdings were skilfully developed under the guidance of Guy Chauchet, whos lifes work was the careful ageing of eau de vie. He also started bottling his own cognacs and creating limited editions, which he sold with growing success. By the 1990s the line up of cognacs for sale had multiplied tenfold and Voyer had become an established name in the world of prestige Cognac.
Today Francois Voyer has a range spanning 10 different cognacs and assemblages and exports to more than 30 countries worldwide. The amazing success and international recognition of the Voyer brand is backed up by the many gold medals won in international competitions, inclusions in the wine lists of some of the worlds most prestigious restaurants and exceptional peer reviews in the press.