Growth area & soil: Blend
Baron Otard VSOP Limited Edition Cognac: Gold-Topped Brilliance
Rich and multifaceted, the Baron Otard VSOP Limited Edition Cognac is a blend aged far beyond the standard requirements for a Very Superior Old Pale. Having spent an average of eight to ten years in the lower vault of the grandiose Château de Cognac, this expression has developed sweet aromas of orchard fruits lined with hints of tobacco leaf. With a full-bodied nose, great finesse and a good length on the palate, this is a Cognac to enjoy time and time again.
The history of Baron Otard Cognac dates back to 1795, when Jean-Baptise Antoine Otard, grandson of the Scottish Baron James Otard, had returned from to France from his exile in England. Jean-Baptise came from a family of winemakers, and was rumored to have developed his own Cognac in exile which he took with him to his hometown in France. Upon his return, he was able to purchase the Royal Chateau in Cognac at auction, saving it from demolition. Here, behind dense stone walls and with a humid microclimate provided by the River Charente, Jean-Baptise launched his own Cognac company, then known as Maison Otard. Today the Chateau is a tourist attraction, but still houses the casks of eau-de-vie which will become Baron Otard Cognac.
Presentation of the Bottle
This VSOP expression is presented in the characteristic Baron Otard teardrop bottle. The luxurious appearance is further emphasized with a gold-tone stopper and a premium gift box, underlining the premium status of this brand.
How to Enjoy
An elegant and versatile blend, this Cognac can be enjoyed as an aperitif, served with tonic water over ice with a wedge of lemon. Alternatively, serve in tulip glasses at room temperature as a digestif.
About Otard Cognac
With an ancient tradition tracing back to the Middle Ages, and to the great Norwegian Viking Ottar, this Cognac dynasty has an incredibly unique history. Around the same period, the iconic Chateau de Cognac was built on the banks of the Charente, and was largely associated with the French monarchy. Eventually, the two histories would merge with the arrival of the Cognac Maison Otard, founded in 1795. Today, the Chateau is the home of Baron Otard Cognac, who are amongst the most recognized in quality. The elegant teardrop bottles are a beautiful symbol for the simultaneously traditional and modern values of Cognac Otard.
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