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De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac

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Cognac age
VSOP

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Growth area
Fine Champagne

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Age (maximum)
12
Brand
De Luze Cognac

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Eye: Deep bronze.

Nose: Dried apricot, pear, candied fruit and rose petals with fresh green grapes, caramel, light cinnamon and spearmint.

Palate: Rich and wonderfully fruity, still full of apricots and orchard fruits. Spicy oak, ginger biscuits and warm spices carry on through the lengthy finish.

Awards

  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2015 - Bronze
  • Spirits Sélection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - 2015 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2013 - Silver
  • World Cognac Awards - 2019 - Best in Class - Best VSOP
  • Concours Général Agricole - Ministere de L'Agriculture - 2013 - Gold
  • Concours Général Agricole - Ministere de L'Agriculture - 2014 - Gold
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2016 - Gold
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2019 - Silver

Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne

Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac: Award-Winning Character

This blend comprises eaux-de-vie from the two premier growing regions of Cognac, Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, with at least 51% of the blend sourced from the Premier Cru. The components of De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac have been aged for up to to 12 years, with the oldest spirits sourced from the Boinaud Estate harvest of 1989. Distilled on the lees in the distillery on the family estate, this Cognac has also been matured in French Limousin Oak barrels that were made in De Luze's own cooperage, making it a spectacular expression of this wonderful estate.

The House of De Luze in came into existence through an international set-up in the 19th century. In 1817, brothers Alfred and Louis-Philippe De Luze took off to New York to build up business relations in America, and soon established a shop. However, they realized that it would be more productive if one of them actually was based in the Cognac region in order to manage trade and exports. Alfred therefore returned to Bordeaux, where he founded Maison De Luze & Fils with his sons, dealing in Bordeaux wine and Cognac which could then be distributed via his brother's agency in New York. Over the next four decades, they continued to expand trade, setting up a strong European network of buyers. 

By the mid-19th Century, Alfred and his family had made enough success that they were able to acquire Chateau Paveil, situated in Margaux, a small wine-growing region in Bordeaux. They later also purchased the Domaine de Chaine, a vineyard sprawled across the Grande Champagne region. 

In 2006, the brand was purchased by the Boinaud family, one of the oldest and most respected Cognac producing families of the appellation. With their estate, as well as Cognac's biggest private distillery (including 41 pot stills), the new owners are sure to take De Luze to new heights. 

Selected Awards

  • World Cognac Awards 2019 - Best VSOP
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 - Gold Medal, Quality Award
  • Concours General Agricole Paris 2013 - Gold Medal
  • Vinalies International Competition 2012 - Gold Medal
  • World Selection of Spirits 2011 - Silver Medal
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010 - Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009 - Silver Medal
Presentation of the Bottle

Combining classic design with a modern flair, this Cognac is just as much a treat to look at as it is to drink. The curved profile leads to a long neck, decorated with an embossed glass emblem and deep red foil. The label perfectly matches the stylish presentation box, making this a lovely gift for anyone interested in fine spirits. 

How to Enjoy De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac

Set other Cognacs aside to mix in cocktails or long drinks; this is one to sip slowly. The indulgent fruit and spice notes make this VSOP perfect as a digestif to enjoy late into the evening, ideally in front of a roaring fire. 

About De Luze Cognac

The cognac house has a uniquely interesting history, with the origins of the company in New York! Two brothers set off to find success in the New World in the early 19th century. And they did. De Luze is still a successful business with 410 hectares of vineyards in the prime growing area of Cognac. Their philosophy is to create a natural cognac with an elegant and light taste and colour.

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