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Campagnere

Campagnere
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49.96

Campagnere
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Aromas of vanilla petit fours with orange marmalade, suede, sweet cigar wrapper, mace, and mahogany with a velvety, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long dried rose petals, cherry pastry, and roasted nutskins finish. An oak-forward and rewarding VSOP to share with excellent company.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: vanilla petit fours with orange marmalade, suede, sweet cigar wrapper, mace, and mahogany
Taste Flavor: dried rose petals, cherry pastry, and roasted nutskins
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Brandy Crusta, Vieux Carré, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An oak-forward and rewarding VSOP to share with excellent company.

The Importer

HIWWS, Inc.

The Importer
28275 Orchard Lake Rd, Suite 110
Farmington, MI 48334
USA
1 248-987-6373

Their Portfolio

87 Campagnere VS Cognac 40% (France) $36.99.
88 Campagnere VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $49.96.
90 Campagnere XO Cognac 40% (France) $169.98.

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.