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Camus

Camus
Borderies VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$54.99

Camus
Borderies VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of honey drizzled fresh figs, ripe nectarine, dried orange peels, and plum compote with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length meyer lemon glaze, dried chamomile flowers, and bing cherries finish. A fruit-forward crowd-pleasing VSOP for sipping and mixing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: honey drizzled fresh figs, ripe nectarine, dried orange peels, and plum compote
Taste Flavor: meyer lemon glaze, dried chamomile flowers, and bing cherries
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward crowd-pleasing VSOP for sipping and mixing.

The Producer

Camus La Grande Marque

The Producer
2601 E. Oakland Park Blvd
Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
USA
1 561-318-6149

Their Portfolio

93 Camus Borderies XO Cognac 40% (France) $159.99.
91 Camus Borderies VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $54.99.

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.