Full Review

Augier

Augier
Le Singulier Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59.99

Augier
Le Singulier Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.7%
Golden amber color. Toasty aromas of candied apple, clove, creamy caramel cheesecake, tobacco, and hazelnut with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length dried currant, prosciutto, and milk and honey finish. An oak-forward VSOP that will work well in classic cognac cocktails or simply neat.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: candied apple, clove, creamy caramel cheesecake, tobacco, and hazelnut
Taste Flavor: dried currant, prosciutto, and milk and honey
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Brandy Crusta, Vieux Carré, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An oak-forward VSOP that will work well in classic cognac cocktails or simply neat.

The Importer

ImpEx Beverages, Inc.

The Importer
360 Swift Avenue Lot B Uint #9
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
1 415-987-5575

Their Portfolio

87 Augier L’Oceanique Cognac 40.1% (France) $49.99.
93 Augier Le Singulier Cognac 41.7% (France) $59.99.
91 Augier Le Sauvage Cognac 40.8% (France) $49.99.

VSOP Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
V.S.O.P. (very superior old pale or very special old pale) Cognac has been aged a minimum of four years, although many examples are aged as long as ten to fifteen years or even longer. It is aged longer than a VS (very special), but less than an X.O.

Produced by both large and small Cognac houses, VSOP has remarkable complexity, especially with the long period of aging, which rounds out the Cognac, while adding a distinct spiciness and vanilla character. These are priced from $30 to $55 per bottle and need to be sipped slowly after dinner on their own or with a cigar. Given the marketing prowess of the large firms as well as their breeding and prestige, VSOP Cognac have been and continue to be one of the most popular spirits in America and around the world.