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Courvoisier

Courvoisier
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$42

Courvoisier
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of orange in bruleed sugar, black cherry, baker’s dark chocolate, and rooibos with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish that exhibits notes of cherries stewed in caramel brown butter, sticky toffee pudding, dried tea leaves, dates, and plums, and floral soap. Fruit and oak in an elegant balance that will serve well as a sipper, paired with a cigar, or turned in to a cocktail.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: orange in bruleed sugar, black cherry, baker's dark chocolate, and rooibos
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherries stewed in caramel brown butter, sticky toffee pudding, dried tea leaves, dates, and plums, and floral soap
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, with cigars and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fruit and oak in an elegant balance that will serve well as a sipper, paired with a cigar, or turned in to a cocktail.

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Their Portfolio

86 Courvoisier Avant-Garde Bourbon Cask Edition Specialty Spirit 40% (France) $40.00.
92 Courvoisier VS Cognac 40% (France) $30.00.
87 Courvoisier VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $42.00.
92 Courvoisier XO Cognac 40% (France) $180.00.
88 On The Rocks The Mai Tai RTD 20% (USA) $.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.