I agree. I'm not a brandy or cognac fan except for cooking, where only a very small amount is ever called for, so the finer points of a good one are completely lost on me. I always buy for price & have never been disappointed in the finished product.
In fact, with the cooler evenings we've begun having here, I just picked up a small bottle (375 ML - about a pint I guess) the other day for Julia Child's recipe for Onion Soup Gratinee, which I hope to make one night soon for dinner. The bottle I have says "ANSAC" - "Product of France, Cognac V.S., Produced and Bottled Ansac, Jonzac, France". I've bought it before & it's quite flavorful to cook with; no funny aftertaste or anything. Cost $9 & change before tax.