Full Review

Merlet

Merlet
VS Cognac

Category: VS Cognac

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

Merlet
VS Cognac

Category: VS Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of prunes, magnolia, toffee, buttered brioche, and honey with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish conveying accents of roasted nuts with chocolate, hints of arugula, and leather. A solid VS Cognac that will be stupendous in Sidecar cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: prunes, magnolia, toffee, buttered brioche, and honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of roasted nuts with chocolate, hints of arugula, and leather
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid VS Cognac that will be stupendous in Sidecar cocktails.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

The Producer
40, Rue de Chevessac
St. Sauvant, 17610
France
33 -546 91 50 36

Their Portfolio

93 Amérisse Liqueur Amére au Cassis 22% (France) $30.00.
92 Coperies French Single Malt Whisky 40% (France) $70.00.
94 Merlet Crème de Melon Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Mure Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Framboise Liqueur 18% (France) $23.95.
90 Merlet C2 Café Liqueur 33% (France) $31.95.
88 Merlet VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $42.95.
98 Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur 20% (France) $23.00.
93 Merlet Creme De Peche de Vigne Fruit Liqueur 18% (France) $23.00.
BR Merlet Trois Citrus Fruit Liqueur 40% (France) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Merlet Lune D’Abricot Flavored Brandy Liqueur 25% (France) $29.00.
94 Merlet Crème De Fraise Strawberry Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
96 Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
95 Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur 24% (France) $38.00.
85 Merlet Brothers Blend VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $60.00.
89 Merlet VS Cognac 40% (France) $50.00.
89 Merlet XO Cognac 40% (France) $100.00.

VS Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
V.S. (Very Superior, also known as V.S.P or Three Star, very superior pale and ***) Cognacs require a minimum of two years aging in a cask, although the industry average is four to five years. These are generally lighter in style with more young, fruity flavors that make them a good choice for classic Cognac cocktails like a Sidecar, Brandy Alexander, or the original version of the Mint Julep.