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D’USSÉ
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59

D’USSÉ
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Opaque golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of roasted chestnut, milk chocolate, brown butter with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and candied lemon and orange with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of dried dates and figs, cocoa powder and leather, dried black cherry, and caramel. A rich and warming expression of VSOP for sipping as a digestif but with fruit notes still suitable for mixing up classic Brandy cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted chestnut, milk chocolate, brown butter with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and candied lemon and orange
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried dates and figs, cocoa powder and leather, dried black cherry, and caramel
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and warming expression of VSOP for sipping as a digestif but with fruit notes still suitable for mixing up classic Brandy cocktails.

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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.