Gautier VS Cognac

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Growth area
Blend

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Cognac age
VS

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Age (minimum)
2
Age (maximum)
4
Brand
Gautier Cognac
$ 64
excl. shipping

Tasting review

Eye: Pale gold with amber reflections.

Nose: Fresh fruity aroma with lively, spicy flavours enhanced by a hint of vanilla.

Palate: Lots of finesse. Full and warming with flavours of chocolate, orange, vanilla, and Christmas cake spices followed by a long and balanced finish.

Awards

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019 - Silver
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2018 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2018 - Silver - 80 - 85,9
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2017 - Silver - 80 - 85,9
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2015 - Silver - Outstanding
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2018 - Bronze
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2017 - Silver
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2016 - Bronze
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2014 - Gold
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2013 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2019 - Silver - 92 points
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2017 - Silver
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2016 - Silver

Description

Gautier VS Cognac: the Best of Both Worlds

A blend of eaux-de-vie aged a minimum of two years, the Gautier VS Cognac embodies the first aging of Cognac carefully crafted by the Cellar Master of Maison Gautier, Isabelle Couprie. Its harmony is due to the careful blend of Fins Bois and Bons Bois eaux-de-vie that creates a perfectly balanced taste, somewhat unusual in such a young Cognac, combining the best of both crus. The Fins Bois is famous for its heavy soil, producing eaux-de-vie that age quite quickly and express a wonderful aroma of fresh grapes; meanwhile, the coastal location of the Bons Bois gives a rustic, down-to-earth character. Judging by its astounding collection of awards and medals, the quality of this VS expression certainly hasn't gone unnoticed by experts around the world.

Based on the Osme river in the town of Aigre, Gautier Cognac is amongst the oldest Cognac houses. Their casks lay resting in an 18th century water mill, providing a humid microclimate that creates a pronounced flavor. The Gautier family are passionate about the skill of aging; their relationship with the importance of wood goes back to their 17th century ancestors who were forest owners near Tronçais. In 1644, Charles Gautier married Jacquette Brochet, a winemaker's daughter, bringing together the skills and expertise of two families to create Gautier Cognac. 

Maison Gautier unites the history of Cognac production with a modern view of the market of today, catering to both professional connoisseurs as well as new Cognac enthusiasts who like to experiment. While the people working at this ancient Cognac house may stick to tradition, they also know how to look to the future. 

Presentation of the Bottle

This wonderfully elegant bottle features a curved base slowly tapering into a long, thin neck. The foil, medallion and label are finished in teal and silver, giving the whole package a sleek, premium appearance. 

How to Enjoy Gautier VS Cognac

This elegant and well-balanced VS can be enjoyed neat, over ice, with tonic water, or in a cocktail to best reveal its character. Gautier’s recommended serve is to mix 50ml Gautier VS Cognac with 20ml Triple Sec, 20ml lemon juice and 5ml sugar syrup. Shake it all up with ice until cold and strain into an old-fashioned glass full of cubed ice with a sugar rim. Garnish with a lemon zest.

Reviews (3)

Overall rating 0 1 2 3 4 3,33/5
By
on   4 August 2020
0 1 2 3 4
(4/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
3
Nose:
4
Palate:
3
Value for money:
5

A Solid VS

This is priced great for the quality. Lots of fruit on the nose (apple, honeydew, candied orange) and that classic Fin Bois grape juice/skin flavor. There are very subtle floral notes in this VS, but for the most part it's focused on the fruits and honey/vanilla type flavors. It's a really great example of what a VS should be.


By
on  26 February 2019
0 1 2 3 4
(1/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
1
Nose:
1
Palate:
1
Value for money:
1

Not worth even as you pay so cheap - stay away!

Cheap taste, super strong vulgar spiritus aroma, no sole, no class -bad after taste - superb Cheap in everything!
Not close to cognac - may be table blend average brandy.


Shop owner reply (27 March 2019):
Hi there, just a quick note. There was an old batch of Gautier VS that really didn't taste great, probably you had a sip of that release. The new batch of Gautier's Cognacs though is pretty solid, that problem got solved somehow.
By
on  29 July 2018
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
5
Value for money:
5

Me

Awesome thanks I love it


About Gautier Cognac

Gautier Cognac is amongst the oldest Cognac houses, with a very unique location. Gautier is based in Aigre on the Osme river, and ages in an 18th century water mill. Aigre is also referred to as the "Little Venice" of Charente. The proximity to the water and the resulting humidity and temperature in the cellars gives the cognac a recognizable taste. Maison Gautier unites ancient history with a modern view of the Cognac market. Cognac Gautier caters to both professional Cognac connoisseurs and aficionados as well as younger consumers that like to experiment with Cognac and try out new and trendy cocktails.

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