Full Review

Cognac Roullet

Cognac Roullet
VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39
Best Buy
2017 Best VSOP Cognac

Cognac Roullet
VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas of pear tart, coffee cake crust, sweet candied pecans, fruity olive, and agave nectar with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, distinctive, medium-long cigar wrapper, spice cake, caramel buttercream, and suede finish. A rich, satisfying, flavor-packed VSOP that over-delivers for it’s category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: pear tart, coffee cake crust, sweet candied pecans, fruity olive, and agave nectar
Taste Flavor: cigar wrapper, spice cake, caramel buttercream, and suede
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, satisfying, flavor-packed VSOP that over-delivers for it's category.

The Producer

Maison de Negoce Charentaise

The Producer
1 Chemin du Barrage
Bourg Charente, 16200
France
33 -687528624

Their Portfolio

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.