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Paradis

French name (paradise) for the basement of the cognac houses, in which the best and finest distillates often aged for several decades and in extreme cases even up to a hundred years or more in oak barrels and then for them assemblage of top products are used. Part of the cognacs (up to 5% annually) evaporates through the barrel wood pore, this one loss Significantly means "Part des Anges" (angel part). This quantity has to be replaced, this replacement is called “Réserve des Anges”.

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