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Louis Royer

Louis Royer
VSOP Cognac Brandy

Category: VSOP Cognac

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

Louis Royer
VSOP Cognac Brandy

Category: VSOP Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Medium golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of red grape juice, strawberry, raspberry, currant jams, caramel, and chocolate covered orange with an crisp, dryish medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long finish revealing notes of cherry, milk chocolate, orange, and honey roasted nuts. Very red fruit forward with splashes of citrus, cocoa, and vanilla; a very nice and well rounded VSOP for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: red grape juice, strawberry, raspberry, currant jams, caramel, and chocolate covered orange
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry, milk chocolate, orange, and honey roasted nuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Very red fruit forward with splashes of citrus, cocoa, and vanilla; a very nice and well rounded VSOP for all occasions.

The Producer or Importer

Shaw-Ross International Importers

The Producer or  Importer
2900 SW 149th Ave, Suite 200
Miramar, FL 33027
USA
1 954-430-5020

Their Portfolio

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.