22.10.2021 - 1 min

How Long Can Cognac Be Stored?

    cognac essentials

    It all depends on how it is stored

    Although eaux-de-vie can be kept in oak casks for several decades, once the cognac has been bottled, a few precautions are necessary to ensure it keeps well. Ageing in oak casks is an essential, compulsory step in making cognac. The flavours and amber colour of the eaux-de-vie go on maturing in our dark, peaceful warehouses for anything up to 70 years.


    Does bottled cognac expire?

    Once it has been bottled, cognac stops maturing. Unlike wine, which can go on improving, cognac ceases to age when in bottle. Thus, a bottle of cognac can be stored for a very long time provided it has not been opened and the cork remains intact.


    Storage tips  

    Proper storage is essential for preserving the integrity of cognac over time. Cognac should be stored upright in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and temperature fluctuations, just like any fine wine. Additionally, ensuring a tight seal on the bottle helps prevent oxidation, preserving the freshness and vitality of the spirit. With proper care, Martell cognacs can be enjoyed for generations to come.


    Cellaring and preservation cognac

    In the world of cognac, time is not merely a measure of age but a testament to craftsmanship, patience, and dedication. Through its rich history, expertise and commitment to excellence, Martell continues to produce cognacs that embody the pinnacle of quality and refinement. Whether savored in its youth or cherished after decades of ageing, Martell offers a timeless indulgence, inviting enthusiasts to embark on a journey of taste and sophistication. So, how long can cognac be stored? With Martell, the answer lies in the boundless depths of flavor waiting to be discovered.

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