About VS Cognac

About VS Cognac
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

Camus Very Special Cognac
91 points
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Interesting aromas of ripe heirloom apple, caramel, sticky date pudding, and hint of smoked nuts with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length cherry stone liqueur, orange marmalade, and cinnamon smoke finish. A fruity and cheerful VS cognac that offers a great value.
91 points $35 Best Buy
Clem’s Cowboy Cognac
90 points
Amber color. Aromas of chocolate covered toffee and pears, kettle roasted nuts, dried pineapple, and raisin studded king cake with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-long dulce de leche, buttercream frosting, leather, and tiramisu finish. A rich and decadent VS cognac that truly delivers; classic cocktails will shine with this spirit.
Awards: 2018 Best VS Cognac
90 points $29.99
Laurendeaux Cognac VS
88 points
Golden amber color. Aromas of ripe golden apple, marzipan, caramel-glazed pineapple, eucalyptus, and flaky all-butter pie crust with a satiny, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length cherry flesh and stone, golden raisins in bread pudding, salted milk chocolate, candied hazelnut, and thyme finish. An attractive, lengthy VS cognac that won’t let you down.
88 points $29.99
Croizet V.S. Cognac
88 points
Amber color. Fruity aromas of plump dried figs, dried pineapple and orange peels, toasted artisan baguette, and red apple chutney with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, breezy Dr. Pepper and mulling spices finish. An easy, breezy, figgy little cognac.
88 points $49.99
Campagnere VS Cognac
87 points
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
Courvoisier VS Cognac
86 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of apple compote, cinnamon fritter, almond nougat, and apricot with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, engaging, breezy finish that shows notes of polished oak and black tea finish. A mild and mixable VS cognac.
86 points $24.99
Gran Gala VS Cognac
86 points
Golden amber color. Attractive aromas of caramelized zucchini, mesquite, ripe sweet cherry, pineapple-kiwi smoothie, clove cigarettes, and candy corn with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a peppery, medium-length black pepper, galangal, washed rind cheese, and salted caramel malted milk balls finish. A super solid VS cognac that offers plenty of toasty oak and concentration for the category.
86 points $17.99