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Napoleon (quality level)

Quality name or indication of the maturity period spirits with a particularly long maturation period. At the cognac This applies to products that are at least six years old but can be up to 100 years old. The name was from the cognac house Courvoisier introduced as the French emperor Napoleon (1769-1821) abdicated in 1814 and wanted to emigrate to the USA. He was provided with a special cognac. The designation is also used by many producers of Armagnac and Calvados used for their best products.

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