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Courvoisier

Courvoisier
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35

Courvoisier
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Aromas of sweet baking spices, sarsaparilla, prunes, and sticky toffee pudding with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long leather, glazed nuts, hints of baked brie, and pineapple upside down cake finish. A rich and nuanced VSOP Cognac that over-delivers for its category; highly recommended.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Candied
Aroma Aroma: sweet baking spices, sarsaparilla, prunes, and sticky toffee pudding
Taste Flavor: leather, glazed nuts, hints of baked brie, and pineapple upside down cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and nuanced VSOP Cognac that over-delivers for its category; highly recommended.

The PR/Ad Firm

Coyne PR

The PR/Ad Firm
5 Wood Hollow Rd
Parsippany, NJ 07054
USA
1 973-588-2000

Their Portfolio

86 Courvoisier Avant-Garde Bourbon Cask Edition Specialty Spirit 40% (France) $40.00.
89 Courvoisier VS Cognac 40% (France) $25.00.
89 Courvoisier VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $35.00.
93 Courvoisier XO Cognac 40% (France) $150.00.
94 On The Rocks The Old Fashioned RTD 35% (USA) $.00.
96 On The Rocks The Jalapeño Pineapple Margarita RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
91 On The Rocks The Cosmopolitan RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
87 On The Rocks The Aviation RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
88 On The Rocks The Mai Tai RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
BR On The Rocks The Margarita RTD 20% (USA) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Pinnacle Vodka 40% (France) $12.99.

VSOP Cognac

Spirits Glass Snifter Brandy.jpg
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.