Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac
Growth area & soil: Bois Ordinaires
Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac: an Indulgent Breath of Ocean Air
Cams Ile de Ré Fine Island is a Cognac like no other from the westernmost vineyards of France, with a uniquely distinctive, marine taste profile, deeply linked to its island provenance. The calcareous and sandy soils of the Island contribute the vigor of the vines while the natural abundance of seaweed (kelp) and the sea spray wind-swept over the vineyards give a typically marine composition to the grapes, richer in iodine. The unique island climate, windy but warmer than the continent creates also the perfect environment for a steady and consistent maturation in barrels. The result is a smooth and balanced Cognac, with marine notes that make it entirely unique in the category, best served neat, on ice or in cocktails.
Presentation of the bottle
Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac is presented in a wide, bold bottle, featuring an image of the Ile de Ré lighthouse. A cream-colored box, perfectly matching the foil seal, completes this elegantly-designed package.
How to Enjoy Camus Ile de Ré Cognac
Best enjoyed neat as a digestif, the subtle smoky character and the maritime influence here will provide the lucky drinker with a truly memorable and unique tasting experience. A dash of still spring water will reveal its powerful character to the full. This Cognac would be an excellent match for grilled seafood dishes, or simply dashed over fresh oysters.
Apples and pears with a slight sour lemon note on the nose. More white fruits on the palate with a lightly salted lemon sherbet attack. The finish seems short at first, but then it comes back with a warm peppery heat. Not smooth and lacking in sophistication, but it’s a nice enough drink.
Le Parfum de la Mer?
I don't know if it's just imagination or if I actually smell the sand and the salt air. I would be very brave to say that it is a typical Bois Ordinaire but this Cognac is sublime, light and very pleasant to drink. I drink it straight, with ice cubes and I already used it for a Japanese Cocktail! Original...
Fine Island Indeed
The color of honey On the nose: A hint of ethanol heat. It’s followed by a medium aroma that reminds me of the Mint Julep cocktail. But mixed with honey, peaches and dried apricots. Light aromas of leather, tannins, rancio and cinnamon sticks follow. I let this breathe for about 10 more minutes....
If you like Whisky, try this Cognac
So i am more a whisky man - i read an article about which cognacs to try if you love whisky. So this Camus bottle was among that selection and i ordered a bottle. really solid value for money, fruity (compared to a whisky) bit still dry enough for me. love that camus line for sure!
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.
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