About VS Cognac

Serve in a Snifter
V.S. (Very Superior, also known as V.S.P or Three Star, very superior pale and ***) Cognacs require a minimum of two years aging in a cask, although the industry average is four to five years. These are generally lighter in style with more young, fruity flavors that make them a good choice for classic Cognac cocktails like a Sidecar, Brandy Alexander, or the original version of the Mint Julep.
Top Picks for VS Cognac
A. De Fussigny
Selection Fine Cognac
Deep amber color. Delicate aromas and flavors of honey cream, praline, and dried fruit with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of sweet spices, white chocolate, brandied cherries, and minerals. A subtle and elegant VS Cognac with a great balance of fruit and warmth.
93 points $49.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
VS Cognac
Golden amber color. Bright, toasty, nutty aromas of butter sautéed nuts, raisins and dates, and leather wood chair with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long cherry chocolate toffee, mocha phosphate, and baking spices finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak. A very polished and well integrated VS Cognac with generous fruit and spice.
91 points $23.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
"Elegance" VS Cognac
Amber color. Aromas of peach buttercream, prunes, and caramelized pear with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, smooth flan, mineral, dried flower and peppercorn finish. A creamy, elegant VS for mixing or sipping on the rocks.
91 points $28.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Marquis de Brim
VS Cognac
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Louis Royer
VS Cognac
Amber color. Aromas of raisin chutney and spiced pears with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a pleasant peppery spice, orange blossom honey, and mineral accented finish. A solid VS Cognac for cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
VS Cognac
Clear golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramel, toasted almond, rum raisin ice cream, and cola with a lean, soft, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a short finish. An easy drinking, pleasurable cognac; sip, shoot, or mix.
87 points $36.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
VS Cognac
Clear amber color. Aromas of orchard fresh apple compote flecked with vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried currants with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a hot, medium dried pineapple, parchment, and schechuan peppercorn finish. A solid cognac for mixing.
85 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab