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D’USSÉ
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$50

D’USSÉ
VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of baked cherries, singed pie crusts, ripe stone fruit, hints of banana, and spiced latte with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a sleek, layered, medium-long finish displaying touches of gooey caramel apple pie, leather, chocolate sponge, and nutmeg. A luxuriously textured VSOP Cognac with length that overdelivers for the category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: baked cherries, singed pie crusts, ripe stone fruit, hints of banana, and spiced latte
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of gooey caramel apple pie, leather, chocolate sponge, and nutmeg
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Vieux Carré, Sazerac, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luxuriously textured VSOP cognac with length that overdelivers for the category.

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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.