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John Napoleon

John Napoleon
Elegance VSOP Brandy

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: Malaysia
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$50

John Napoleon
Elegance VSOP Brandy

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: Malaysia
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of apple/pear herbal essence shampoo and conditioner, apricot and dried peach, vanilla yogurt/ tapioca, and sharpie with a satiny, bright, dry medium body and a short-to-medium finish displaying accents of dried apricot, peach, and mango and cedar. A VSOP showing autumnal aromatics with flavors of dried stone fruits.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Complex
Aroma Aroma: apple/pear herbal essence shampoo and conditioner, apricot and dried peach, vanilla yogurt/ tapioca, and sharpie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dried apricot, peach, and mango and cedar
Smoothness Smoothness: Satiny
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A VSOP showing autumnal aromatics with flavors of dried stone fruits.

The Producer

Winepak Corporation

The Producer
No 12, Jalan Utama 2/20
Selangor, 47100
Malaysia
60 -0380624998

Their Portfolio

BR John Napoleon Elegance VSOP Brandy 40% (Malaysia) $50.00. - Bronze Medal
94 Timah Double Peated Blended Whisky 40% (Malaysia) $50.00.
85 Viss Ballet Blue Blueberry Flavored Fruit Liqueur 17% (Malaysia) $40.00.

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.