Full Review

Camus

Camus
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$55

Camus
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of cheesecake, sarsaparilla, caramel, orange blossom, and candied orange peel with a velvety, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length peach skin, roasted pineapple, polished oak, black tea, bitter lemon, and pickled aliums finish. A firm and fruity VSOP with a solid backbone of fine oak.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: cheesecake, sarsaparilla, caramel, orange blossom, and candied orange peel
Taste Flavor: peach skin, roasted pineapple, polished oak, black tea, bitter lemon, and pickled aliums
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cappuccino Freddo, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm and fruity VSOP with a solid backbone of fine oak.

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.
91 Camus Very Special Cognac 40% (France) $35.00.
87 Camus VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $55.00.
93 Camus XO Cognac 40% (France) $185.00.
88 Kweichow Moutai Legendary China Collection Baijiu 53% (China) $420.00.

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.