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From the Aulnay area of the Charente Maritime to the North West of Cognac, this cognac has been in old barrels since distillation, in a cellar with a beaten earth floor.
An excellent demonstration of the finesse and elegance of which the Fins Bois are capable, contrasting with the usual perception of them as earthier, less refined cognacs.
Bottled at 49.5% abv.
SCOTLAND: Dolly the sheep is born, becoming the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell.
IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer defeats Garry Kasparov in the first of a six match chess series in Philadelphia, the first time a computer had beaten the reigning world champion.
Tropical cyclone Olivia unleashes winds reaching 408 km/h on Barrow Island, Western Australia, the fastest ever recorded win that was not a tornado.
'Macarena' is ranked by Billboard magazine as the No. 1 song of 1996.
Ex-president F. W. de Klerk officially apologises for crimes committed during the Aparthied era.
FRANCE: President Jacques Chirac says France will no longer test nuclear weapons, following international protests over a test on Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia.
Göran Kropp makes a solo ascent of Mount Everest without oxygen, having cycled to Nepal from Sweden, then cycles home again.
Independence Day becomes 1996's highest-grossing film with over $817 million.
Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, are divorced at the High Court of Justice.
Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 3, beginning the first 'Browser War' with Netscape Navigator.