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Camus

Camus
Borderies VSOP Single Estate Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$52.99

Camus
Borderies VSOP Single Estate Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Fruity aromas of apple butter on rye toast, black licorice, dried currants and dates, and toasted coconut with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length chocolate-caramel chew, pressed flowers, charred nuts, and cardamom and rose tea finish. A solid VSOP with a caramel richness; will play well in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: apple butter on rye toast, black licorice, dried currants and dates, and toasted coconut
Taste Flavor: chocolate-caramel chew, pressed flowers, charred nuts, and cardamom and rose tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: B&B, Sidecar, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid VSOP with a caramel richness; will play well in cocktails.

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.
94 Camus Extra Dark and Intense Cognac 40% (France) $499.99.
90 Camus Borderies VSOP Single Estate Cognac 40% (France) $52.99.
93 Camus Borderies XO Family Reserve Cognac 40% (France) $169.99.

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.