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Camus

Camus
Borderies XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$159.99

Camus
Borderies XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Fruity aromas of apple pie, cherry cordial, tobacco shop, chocolate shavings, and wintergreen with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, captivating, medium-length chocolate coated toffee, salted caramel sponge cake, and molasses finish. A craveable XO cognac with delectable doses of caramel and chocolate flavor.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Candied & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: apple pie, cherry cordial, tobacco shop, chocolate shavings, and wintergreen
Taste Flavor: chocolate coated toffee, salted caramel sponge cake, and molasses
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Brandy Benedictine Cream, Brandy Alexander, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A craveable XO cognac with delectable doses of caramel and chocolate flavor.

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.

XO Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
X.O. (or extra old) Cognacs require minimum of six years aging for the youngest cognac in the blend, with the average age running 20 years or older. All Cognac houses maintain inventories of old vintage Cognacs to use in blending these top of the line brands. The oldest Cognacs are removed from their casks in time and stored in glass demijohns (large jugs) to prevent further loss from evaporation and to limit excessively woody and astringent flavors.

In 2016, according the BNIC, the official Cognac regulatory agency, the minimum component age requirement for X.O. Cognac was raised to 10 years.