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French term (paradise) for the cellars of the Cognac houses, where the best and finest distillates often mature for several decades and in extreme cases even up to a hundred years or more in oak barrels and are then used to assemble the top products. Part of the cognac (up to 5% per year) evaporates through the pores of the barrels, this shrinkage is typically called "Part des Anges" (angel's share). This quantity must be replaced, this replacement is called "Réserve des Anges"

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