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Camus Limited Edition Borderies VSOP Cognac

Recommended 80 /100

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Cognac age
VSOP
Growth area
Borderies
Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%

Connoisseur Pierre

Reviews written: 13 (see reviews)

Average Score given: 86

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As stated and I also self proclaim to be, a Connoisseur of Cognac.

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A unique Taste from the Borderies Cru.

74 /100

A limited release from Camus, I picked this up at a local store, at a great price, and being a fan of Camus and it’s Cognac, I was ready to try this VSOP exclusive from Borderies from CAMUS! Opening the bottle at room temperature, after a pour of 1.5 oz, and letting it sit for several minutes (30 seconds for every year Cognac has in maximum age). The nose is obvious with notes of citrus, orange, lemon, spices, floral, a delicate wood note that faints away after an intense aroma, Palate is as follows, Caramel, Vanilla, a hint of Chocolate, creamy, supple, a touch of citrus and then, a medium balanced, vanilla, oak, semi sweet finish, for it’s age, it is a great cognac, and would pair great with food, and it taste very good neat! A great buy and it is limited and is worth the try! A great experiences from the Cru of Borderies!

Value for Money 3/5

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Tasting

Nose

What aromas do you get when you sniff the Cognac? Do you get hints of fruits or flowers - perhaps it's sweet? Is it intense or rather flat - and most importantly, is the nose coherent to taste and finish? The nose is the most important part when tasting Cognac.

18/25

Mouth

A small sip: Allow your taste buds in the various areas of your mouth to distinguish the different flavours. This part of cognac tasting is described as ‘the palate’. Don’t just swallow it down; allow the liquid to touch all the regions of the mouth. Doing this is necessary as the taste buds pick up contrasting flavours in the different areas of the mouth; on the tip of your tongue to the sides, for example. Take a tiny sip to prep your palate for the sensory experience to come. Take a second larger sip, and gently roll the cognac around, etting it come into contact with every corner of your mouth. Focus on the perceived textural sensations. Are the sensations round and rich or fresh and elegant? Is the overall mouthfeel intense, balanced, disjointed, or lacking presence? In short, how does the cognac feel in your mouth?

15/20

Taste

Quite simply, what do you taste as you gently roll the cognac around in your mouth? Pay close attention to any flavors of fruits, flowers, oak, and spices - or a complex combination of those elements. Are the flavors cohesive with the Nose and the Mouth, giving a sense of balance and complexity?

18/25

Finish

The ‘finish’ is the experience you get after you’ve swallowed the cognac. What flavours can you detect? Is it a flat or rough finish and rather sharp, or is it a slight 'punch' you like? How long does the finish last? Also think about overall balance: How does the finish compare to nose and taste?

15/20

Overall Impression

Consider the Nose, Mouth, Taste, and Finish simultaneously - the cognac as a whole. Is there cohesion between the four categories, or does the cognac shine in some areas and appear dull in others? Quite simply, is the memory from the tasting experience one that will last your lifetime; is the memory good but nothing extraordinary; or is the cognac’s impact entirely forgettable?

8/10

Total: 74/100

  • 80-84: Recommended
  • 85-89: Highly Recommended
  • 90-95: Exceptional
  • 96-100: Superlative
Flat Acceptable Fine Excellent Ethereal Thin & weak Disjointed Balanced Exquisite Bland Ordinary Good Excellent Spectacular Non-existent, or rough Acceptable Good Memorable Endless Uninspiring, or rough Ordinary Good Excellent Memorable
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