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Camus

Camus
Borderies XO Family Reserve Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$169.99

Camus
Borderies XO Family Reserve Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Bright bronze color. Aromas of tobacco, caramel sauce with candied lemon peel, apple strudel, and wax with a round, crisp, dryish medium body and a charming, medium-length mixed berry jam, spiced orange oil, dry roasted peanuts, pressed flowers, and leather patina finish. A dry XO that brings a citrusy vibe for mellow sipping.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: tobacco, caramel sauce with candied lemon peel, apple strudel, and wax
Taste Flavor: mixed berry jam, spiced orange oil, dry roasted peanuts, pressed flowers, and leather patina
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry XO that brings a citrusy vibe for mellow sipping.

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.