Full Review

Croizet

Croizet
V.S.O.P. Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65.99
2018 Best VSOP Cognac

Croizet
V.S.O.P. Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Complex aromas of dulce de leche, orange zest, dark chocolate shavings, cedar, and lilac with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, long butterscotch, leather patina, minerals, and chocolate genache finish. A rich, buttery cognac with velvety texture and nuance to spare; an excellent choice for elegant cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: dulce de leche, orange zest, dark chocolate shavings, cedar, and lilac
Taste Flavor: butterscotch, leather patina, minerals, and chocolate genache
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Vieux Carré, Sazerac, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, buttery cognac with velvety texture and nuance to spare; an excellent choice for elegant cocktails.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
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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.