In 1858, Amédée Edouard DOR, scion of an old Cognac family, embarked upon the unusual and painstaking task that was to occupy the whole of his life. His passion was for Cognacs of noble distinction. With dogged determination, he hunted, selected and collected the finest Cognacs. After decades (70 years and more) of aging in Limousin oak casks, free from mixture or admixture, some of these venerable Cognacs from the Grande Champagne area-whence the best Cognacs come- where carefully decanted, once their aroma had reached its fullest ripeness, into wax-sealed demijohns, where they could be preserved and conserved intact. Today, these glass vessels hold the precious nectar hostage there where they slumber in a secret cellar known as « Paradise », where nothing has changed since its creation, and where they proudly display their prestigious vintages. The pride of the House, an incomparable heritage of vintage cognacs dating generally from before the time when the dreaded phylloxera struck in 1874, they have kept their precious contents intact for more than a century and a half, and justified the standard of the worldwide renown of A.E.DOR.
The color is very dark with a reddish tinge. Eaux-de-vie from the Fins Bois and Borderies has lain in new casks, giving it a slightly darker color of cognac. It also provides a clear flavor of wood and vanilla. Clear notes of nuts, chocolate and sweet fruits are part of the notes in this cognac. All in all a class cognac, which is soft and round and with a suitable finish. Full-bodied Cognac with a strong backbone and a distinctive personality.