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The famous Jay Z Cognac liquor in a Cross of Lorraine decanter
D'USSÉ is the epitome of contemporary and tradition coming together in a cutting edge way. The uber-trendy D'USSÉ VSOP Cognac is the first of the D'USSÉ line, and Master Blender Michel Casavecchia weaves his magic by selecting only the finest eaux-de-vie aged for at least 4 and a half years in the dark cellars of the iconic Chateau de Cognac in France, which is also home to the historic Baron Otard producers.
A full bodied, warming blend that refreshes and arouses the palate, in a symbolic decanter that is the perfect collector’s item. Distinctively smooth.
The D'USSÉ VSOP Decanter
The two-barred cross decanter is both cutting edge and wonderfully rustic. With a simple cork and no label on the cork... it is somewhat regal; an interesting mix of medieval, bourgeois and somehow a bit rough. The bottle is dome-shaped, with a coppery gold metallic Cross of Lorraine etched into it.
The design gives an indication of the extensive history of Cognac blending knowledge at D'USSÉ, and the design is a subtle nod towards the forward-thinking element of the brand. Bottled at 40% ABV.
How to serve the D'USSÉ VSOP
Inviting cocktail recipes that go perfectly with the D'USSÉ VSOP include pineapple and amaretto over ice, with lemonade or with a red martini and walnut bitters. It also drinks beautifully from a snifter neat or over ice.
Dusse vsop,my first experience.
The nose has a flowery hint with perhaps almonds.Sweet and carries through to the finish.The palate is excellent,nothing overpowering with the nose caring through. Aftertaste; nothing,very clean,excellent balance,top shelf! Very smooth well worth the price
It was the bottle that caught my fascination. 5/5 for the design with the beautiful rounded shape and the croix de Lorraine on it in metal. It's so rustique and elegant at the same time. I was pleasantly surprises by the cognac itself, though. It has a rounded, but slightly fiery and complex taste,...
NOT BAD, NOT GREAT
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A BOTTLE AT A LIQUOR STORE IN LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA...OF ALL PLACES, NAMED HOKUS POKUS...YOU CAN LAUGH BUT IT IS A GREAT STORE, I WAS VERY SURPRISED...ANYWAY, THIS XO IS NOT BAD AT ALL...I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING IT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS NOW...TRY IT. I LOVE THE BOTTLE AND THE SYMBOL...
About D’USSÉ Cognac
Created just shy of five years ago, D’USSÉ Cognac may seem young, but everything about them exudes age-old tradition and regional history. Crafted at one of the oldest Cognac houses in France, the Château de Cognac, it makes for stunning eaux-de-vie that quite literally soak up the atmosphere of where they are located. Cellar Master Michel Cassavecchia has been curating Cognac for over two decades, and their range now consists of the D’USSÉ XO and the D’USSÉ VSOP. They have certainly been in the limelight for the past couple of years thanks to a collaboration with US rapper and hip hop mogul, Jay-Z.
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