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Camus

Camus
Extra Dark and Intense Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$499.99

Camus
Extra Dark and Intense Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Aromas of dried cherries, luxury tobacco, and caramelized passionfruit and soursop with an oily, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, very long bay leaf, rose water, game, espresso crema, allspice berries, ginger, and artisan rootbeer float finish. A nutty, decadent Cognac with an oscillatingly nectar-sweet and spicy finish.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Rich, Herbal, Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: dried cherries, luxury tobacco, and caramelized passionfruit and soursop
Taste Flavor: bay leaf, rose water, game, espresso crema, allspice berries, ginger, and artisan rootbeer float
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Spicy
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nutty, decadent Cognac with an oscillatingly nectar-sweet and spicy finish.

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.

Luxury Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
A luxury Cognac is one that has been barrel aged for a long period of time and is deemed by its producer as a special blend that stands out from their other products. Some are labeled as X.O., but most are not and use proprietary names, age statements, or the term "Extra". All of the components of the blend have been aged much longer than the minimum six years required for an X.O. designation, while some can be aged 20, 30, 50 or over 100 years.

Many Luxury Cognacs are from the Grande Champagne district, an area that produces some of the longest aged Cognacs of all. Quality-wise, these are sublime Cognacs with perfumes of dried apricot, hazelnuts, figs and vanilla; full-bodied, they are remarkable elegant with great complexity and have a finish of extreme length. They are often packaged in a specially designed crystal bottles and/or wooden cases, to emphasize their prestige. They should be reserved for the finest moments, sipped and enjoyed neat in a snifter with or without a cigar.