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The Camus Borderies VSOP Cognac is, as its name suggests, a blend created from eaux-de-vie solely from the Borders terroir of the region. Most of this comes from the vineyards of Camus - in fact this is a limited edition cognac produced in the year 2014.
It's a lively, well-aged VSOP - a versatile cognac that has a lot to offer the drinker. It's ideal neat as a digestif, where the aromas and flavors make the perfect ending to a good meal. Or why not try on the rocks or with a splash of water to subtley change the drinking experience?
Beautifully presented in a carafe shaped bottle and box, it's also a great choice as a present for the cognac lover.
Unusually elegant VSOP!
I had never tasted a Cognac from the Borderies terrroir before, but I'm very pleased with this bottle. I've taken to tasting at least 3 separate occasions before commenting now. This is a spirit which appreciates some breathing by a newly opened bottle. The freshly opened spirit seemed a bit harsh, but a day later was living up to the reputation of a great VSOP. The nose is complex, but interesting. On the palate, I easily detected the fruitiness for which the terroir is famous, and the finish was very smooth but not as long as XO Cognacs. Overall, an excellent buy at the price asked for such a distinctive spirit. One of the best VSOPs I've experienced. Would pair well with dark chocolate.
Main ingredient of turkey recipe.
Turns out that this cognac was pretty delighted to be the guest of our cognac cream sauce for oven cooked turkey. Also, used the last drops as appetizer.
PRO: Cheap, the nose is pretty interesting, but the actual taste (or palate) wasn't that great, maybe due to turkey smell in the kitchen.
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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