Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Camus Vintage 1988 Cognac: a Year of Distinction
Selected for its outstanding rich flavor, the Camus Vintage 1988 Cognac is a wonderful example of winemaker’s expertise combined with extended maturation. Aged in Limousin oak, this release was bottled in 2007 at a cask strength of 46% ABV.
As a single harvest Cognac, it’s an expression that represents a beautiful snapshot of the Petite Champagne region and gives a glimpse into the individual characteristics created by variations in rainfall, cloud cover and temperature in a specific year. The late 80s saw a string of notable vintages, and while 1988 experienced some rain during harvest which affected the yield, the resulting wines turned out to be powerful, firm and wonderfully aromatic. Over time, this has matured into a sumptuous Cognac bursting with notes of earth, dark forest fruits and soft leather.
Since Jean-Baptise Camus founded his company in 1863, four generations have followed in his footsteps to turn this small winegrower into a world-renowned Cognac house of distinction. Their family-owned vineyards are part of a magnificent estate of 280 hectares (691 acres), located in the very heart of Cognac. Under Cyril Camus, fifth-generation director of Camus Cognac, the family remains passionate about responsible cultivation, allowing their fields to accumulate organic matter while preserving wildlife in the surrounding environment.
Presentation of the Bottle
Tall and elegant with a slim profile and deep punt, this is a well-designed bottle that immediately catches the eye. The label is simple, printed on textured paper with a prominent vintage and hand-written details, while the dark foil on the neck matches the high-quality presentation box. This would make a wonderful gift for anyone with a 1988 birthday or anniversary.
How to Enjoy Camus Vintage 1988
To fully appreciate the individuality of this vintage, we suggest enjoying it neat in a tulip glass - after letting it rest for 30 seconds to develop fully. A dash of water may be added to allow the aromas to open up further.
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. Laid across 180 hectares in the smallest and rarest AOC cru - the Borderies - the Camus family has always been deeply involved in winemaking and distilling. It is this unbreakable bond between the land, the traditions and the people who live on it that helps them craft superb Cognacs. Today, it is Cyril Camus who is the bearer of all family tradition and oversees the undisputed quality of Camus Cognac. Export development and product development remain at the top, with a passion for innovation. Cyril Camus has entirely modernized the Cognac house’s interiors, relying on a fresh new take on Cognac for the new century. Instead of leather, wood and velvet in shades of brown, he opts for light colors and a combination of tradition and modern design. d Korea, firmly establishing Camus as one of the five leading Cognac houses at the time.
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