Succession is not only a cognac but the true expression of the winegrower’s skill : distilled from their own harvest and aged with care in their cellars. An exclusive Grande Champagne from one of the best villages, full of delicacy, elegance and complexity. True connoisseurs will love its subtle and smooth intensity.
Patrice Pinet, Master Blender
Courvoisier Succession J.S. is an extremely exclusive cognac. Created to commemorate the bicentenary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s crowning as the Emperor of France in 1804, ‘Le Sacre de Napoleon’, just 2,500 bottles have ever been produced.
Housed in a beautifully handcrafted wooden replica of Napoleon’s War Chest, a prized possession that traveled everywhere with him, Succession contains cognacs from the family of one of our best Grande Champagne suppliers, who have kept their best reserve hidden for generations. This precious cognac honours our unique association with our winegrowers but also encapsulates both the history and passion that are needed to create this masterpiece.
In a tiny village at the heart of the Grande Champagne cru lives a family that have been cultivating vineyards and distilling wine for us for generations. They use only the most skilled craftsmanship and traditional methods, knowledge they’ve conscientiously passed on over decades.
They keep their finest reserves of cognac hidden directly under their sleeping quarters in the Chateau’s cellar, passing on the secret of this treasure trove from daughter to daughter.
When the news spread that we were creating a prestigious cognac to mark the bicentenary of ‘Le Sacre de Napoleon’, the daughter of this family chose to honour her family’s devotion and achievement by offering these precious, exquisite reserves to our Master Blender.
Courvoisier Succession J.S. truly celebrates our rich heritage, expert craftsmanship and generations of passion. It is a blend to tantalize the senses, with rich notes of old sherry wine and cedar wood, with traces of Havana cigar leaf, crème brûlée and freshly roasted coffee, decadently finished with liquorice and hot honey.
On the palate, powerful, complex and mellow flavours play, each with a wonderfully long memory, an elegant and lingering finish of hot and velvety fruitcake.