Full Review

Bache-Gabrielsen

Bache-Gabrielsen
VSOP Natur & Eleganse Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$49.99

Bache-Gabrielsen
VSOP Natur & Eleganse Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of pear compote, cinnamon dusted sultanas, overripe tangerine, and shredded tobacco with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, swift cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ground black pepper finish. A peppery, understated cognac for mixing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: pear compote, cinnamon dusted sultanas, overripe tangerine, and shredded tobacco
Taste Flavor: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ground black pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Brandy Benedictine Cream, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A peppery, understated cognac for mixing.

The Producer

Bache-Gabrielsen

The Producer
32 Rue de Boston
Cognac, 16100
France
33 -545320745

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.