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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
$82
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
$79.95
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
$82
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
$49.95
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
SEMPE VSOP Armagnac
90 points
$54.99
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
$34.95
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
$48.99
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
$70
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.
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