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Drouet et Fils

Drouet et Fils
VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40.3%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

Drouet et Fils
VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40.3%
Bright amber color. Tropical, savory aromas and flavors of dried pineapple and mango, prosciutto, gingerbread, paprika, and peach skins with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long miso glaze and toasted sesame seeds finish. A stunning VSOP with great complexity, charm, and intrigue; over-delivers for the category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Fruity & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried pineapple and mango, prosciutto, gingerbread, paprika, and peach skins
Taste Flavor: miso glaze and toasted sesame seeds
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stunning VSOP with great complexity, charm, and intrigue; over-delivers for the category.

The Importer

Glass Revolution Imports

The Importer
9550 South Eastern Ave. Suite 253
Las Vegas, NV 89123
USA
1 704-497-2493

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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.