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Ferrand

Ferrand
10 Générations VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 46%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$58

Ferrand
10 Générations VSOP Cognac

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 46%
Medium gold color. Aromas and flavors of orange oil, Bosc pear, chocolate fondant, and praline with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long finish imparting impressions of baked pear and orange, vanilla marzipan, ginger and sassafras root, anise, clove, and and baked cherry. A good sipper but the touch of extra ABV and spice on the finish makes this seem like it was made for cocktail applications.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: orange oil, Bosc pear, chocolate fondant, and praline
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of baked pear and orange, vanilla marzipan, ginger and sassafras root, anise, clove, and and baked cherry
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A good sipper but the touch of extra ABV and spice on the finish makes this seem like it was made for cocktail applications.

The Producer

Maison Ferrand

The Producer
500 Victory Rd Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02171
USA

Their Portfolio

86 Citadelle Jardin D’Été Gin 41.5% (France) $24.00.
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91 Citadelle Jardin D’Été Gin 41.5% (France) $24.00.
93 Citadelle Cornichon Flavored Gin 43.8% (France) $39.00.
92 Ferrand Sélection Des Anges Cognac 41.8% (France) $210.00.
88 Ferrand 10 Générations VSOP Cognac 46% (France) $58.00.
90 Ferrand 1840 VS Cognac 45% (France) $41.00.

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.