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February 2016 - Cognac, Armagnac & Calvados

February 2016 - Cognac, Armagnac & Calvados
This month's Spirits feature is Cognac, Armagnac & Calvados

Cognac, Armagnac & Calvados Reviews

Augier Le Singulier Cognac
93 points
Brilliant gold color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of raisin compote and cake, fruity caramel, saffron and delicate spices, and suede with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, elegant, long chocolate caramel cream, honeyed raisin toast, browns spices, and minerals finish. A beautiful and delicious VSOP-like Cognac that over-delivers for the category.
Marquis de Brim XO Cognac
92 points
Brilliant amber color. Lively, buttery, citrusy earthy aromas of chocolate mousse, creme brulee, toasted fruitcake, and incense with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length dried fruits and tobacco leaf, nut skins and brittle, limestone, and delicate spices finish. A very nice, smooth and easy-drinking XO Cognac.
92 points $79.95
Augier Le Sauvage Cognac
91 points
Brilliant light gold color. Bright, toasty, complex aromas and flavors of fresh fruity granola, raisin bar, and spicy egg nog with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long vanilla milk, spiced macadamia brittle, grassy earth, and roasted nuts and leather finish. An understated and alluring Cognac with an elegant posture.
Marquis de Brim VSOP Cognac
90 points
Amber color. Bright, attractive, fruity aromas of caramelized fruits and nuts, creme brulee, honeyed raisin toast, and carrot cake with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-long sweet cream, baking and pepper spices, and minerals finish. A very nicely, balanced and versatile VSOP Cognac with pleasing warmth.
90 points $49.95
90 points
Brilliant amber color. Bright, spicy, nutty fruity aromas and flavors of toasted raisin nut bread, chocolate nuts, sassafras, and yeasty pastry dough with an even, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long spiced nuts, creme brulee, mocha, and cedar finish. A smooth, satisfying and well balanced VSOP Armagnac that will make a fine introduction to the category.
90 points $54.99
Marquis de Brim VS Cognac
89 points
Gold color. Bright, fresh, spicy aromas and flavors of raisin-peach compote, apple bread pudding, chocolate, and sandalwood with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long praline, baking spices, and cola finish. A vivacious and attractive VS Cognac that will mix brilliantly.
89 points $34.95
Kirkland Signature XO Cognac
89 points
Bright amber color. Rich, spicy aromas of orange spice cake, fruity caramel, and cedar cigar box with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, involved, medium-long spiced nuts and dried fruits, tobacco, mocha, and menthol-mint finish. A lovely warming XO Cognac.
89 points $48.99
Augier LOceanique Cognac
89 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Lively, fruity aromas of fresh fruitcake, sweet baking spices, honeyed nuts, and polished wood and suede with a silky, body and a tingling, delightful, breezy raisin-mango chutney on toast, chocolate cream, pepper, and minerals finish. A vibrant, fresh and delicious, spicy Cognac for sipping or fantastic cocktails.