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Camus Extra Elegance Cognac

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Cognac age
Hors d'Age
Growth area
Blend
Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Age (minimum)
30
Age (maximum)
50
$ 443 In stock
excl. shipping

Tasting review

Eye: Bright mahogany gold.

Nose: An initial symphony of dried flowers, oak, tobacco, grapes and the nuttiness of almonds and walnuts, with hints of butterscotch and cream pastries. As it breathes, the spiced oak transcends above the others.

Palate: The Cognac achieves a balance between the spiced oak and nuts, the creamy butterscotch, the delicate fruits, and flowers. It holds a great complexity that harmoniously unfolds on the taste bud. The finish is long and velvety. The gentle sweetness of the butterscotch and grapes lingers on the palate.

Description

A Millennium Special - A Cognac from the Borderies, Petite Champagne, and Grande Champagne region

Crafted by Michael Camus in the 1970s, Camus Extra Elegance Cognac, in part to celebrate the fast-approaching new millennium. As an exceptional Hors d’Age blend, the Extra Elegance underwent decades of long aging in the damp and cool cellars of Camus, allowing it to reach its peak quality. The exceptional eaux-de-vie range between 30 and 50 years, and have been hand-picked for their immense aging potential. The Extra Elegance is worthy of a spot in your collection: Its rare blend of eaux-de-vie that stem primarily from the terroirs of Borderies, Petite Champagne, and Grande Champagne lends the Cognac its intense aromatic flavors.

Camus Extra Elegance Awards

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awarded the Camus Extra Elegance for two consecutive years:

  • Silver Outstanding in 2015 - Camus Extra Elegance
  • Gold in 2016 - Camus Extra Elegance

Its crystal decanter also received a Pentaward for incredible packaging design.

How to serve your Camus Extra Elegance

The mature Extra Elegance must not be hurried. To experience its fullness, allow the golden nectar to breathe, preferably in a tulip or balloon glass. Given its intense flavors and age, it is best to drink the cognac neat. Sip it slow, allow the fruity and floral notes to blossom, and wait for the spicy oak and sweet butterscotch to settle down. With care, the cognac reveals its perfectly balanced nature.

Camus Extra Elegance Millennium Crystal Decanter

Rather fittingly, this millennium special has a 70cl crystal decanter that was designed by Cyril Camus. The unique sleek design showcases the spirit and departs from Camus’s more robust tear-drop bottles. A brushed steel stopper seals the decanter and merges seamlessly with the crystal. It arrives in an ebony matte-finished box that unlatches from a corner. Inside, the decanter sits on a well-deserved pedestal.

Reviews (1)

Overall rating 0 1 2 3 4 5,00/5
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on  Jan 9, 2019
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
5
Value for money:
5

Love it!

Great flavor! Smooth nice finish! Can’t wait to have more


About Camus Cognac

Since 1863, five generations of the CAMUS family have cultivated a single-minded passion for crafting great Cognac with their own style. With 180 hectares in the smallest and rarest AOC cru - Borderies - renowned for producing eaux-de-vie with an intense floral bouquet and excellent ageing qualities - the Camus family has always been deeply involved in winemaking and distilling. It is this unbreakable bond between the land, the traditions and the men who live on it, that helps craft superb Cognacs. In 2000, the House premiered with the first ever 100% Borderies XO Cognac. A solid success, it was to become the Camus signature Cognac, offering an outstanding combination of violet and vanilla spice aromas of intense velvety smoothness.

Camus Elegance range is a bold illustration of CAMUS’ Living Tradition with Cognacs that truly respect the original character of the eaux-de-vie and are remarkable for the finesse of their blends. In its ongoing search to explore the diverse regions of the Cognac appellation, CAMUS became the first Cognac House to capture the unique marine notes of the Ile de Ré vineyards. Raised and aged on the island, Camus Ile de Ré Cognacs typically offer fresh iodine notes with hints of dried fruit with archetypal mellow softness. Produced in limited quantities, they offer a rich and unique taste experience. Camus also proposes a Masterpiece collection of rare, limited cuvées, each consisting of a unique, exceptional blend presented in spectacular cases as well as Rarissimes vintages of most extraordinary Cognacs - certified under bailiff’s supervision and bottled without reduction, allowing them to express the full strength of their aroma and character.

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Q&A

Joel 2013-09-22

I had once been very impressed with their borderies cognac, so after I read all the reviews I bought a bottle. This product is at best a decent very old cognac, rather then a genuine great cognac as people and company exclaim it to be!I bought on both a bottle Tesseron 29 and this Cognac Camus Extra..Mind you, I have tried about 30 Cognacs of all price ranges.BOTH are totally hyped, overtly harsh & woody to be called a GREAT COGNAC.Have lead me me to let people of great taste and the finer things in life KNOW not to read ANY review from someone who made be pushing these pricy products or consumers who frankly think they know more about Cognac's then they really do. Meaning close to NOTHING!Here is the deal, after a ton of personal experience. If you are smoking a cigar or eating chocolate with Cognac, you can drink a bottle of 'Brandy' from america or france for $25 and it will seem decent. It is only when you drink it straight, does one start to understand the greatness of Cognac and how crazy difficult it is to create a balance, great tasting one, that has been aged long enough without becoming a glass full of wood.High end best Cognacs are Remy Extra Perfection and the -worlds best= Louis XIII. Both have now become over priced due to 'Remy-Cointreau's wildly g r e e d . still if u have the money, they are beyond great! I have had both, more then once.Locate a bottle of Jean Fillioux TRES VIEUX (allow it to aerate in the glass got about 20min before drinking) for less then $100 usd and you will likely never look at Camus EVER again.

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Efi 2013-07-12

HelloIf any one iterested to sell one of camus extra for 250 usd please let me knowBest regards

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