Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
Baron Otard Cognac VSOP - A Cognac Fit For A Baron
Before tasting this Baron Otard VSOP Cognac, it will be clear that you have invested in an extraordinary bottle indeed. The elegant, teardrop-shaped bottle oozes sumptuous elegance.
Aged far beyond the standard requirements for a Very Superior Old Pale, this Cognac has spent an average of 8-10 years in the lower vault of the grandiose Château de Cognac, biding its time in French Limousin oak casks. The 11th-century chateau provides the perfect cool and dry conditions for aging Cognac.
Thanks to the long maturation process, the VSOP develops a full-bodied and elegant character with heady notes of vanilla, subtle oak and tobacco.
Made solely with grapes grown in the prestigious Fine Champagne duo, and at least 50% from the Grande Champagne growth area, it is an extra special bottle to add to your collection.
The castle itself holds the secrets to years of Cognac production deep within its cellars, after being established by Baron Jean-Baptiste Otard in 1795 who went on to become mayor of the region just nine years later.
It is the only royal chateau in the Cognac region and narrowly avoided being destroyed during the French Revolution.
Baron Otard are masters of Cognac production, particularly their Otard distillery, with its fascinating history that dates back to the Middle Ages.
Baron Otard VSOP Awards
- IWSC 2015 - Silver Medal
- IWSC 2014 - Silver Medal
- IWSC 2013 - Silver Medal
- International Spirits Challenge 2015 - Silver Medal
Presentation of the bottle
A high-quality drink experience is guaranteed from the inside out. From the exclusive amber nectar within, to the optically stunning teardrop-shaped bottle, you’re sure to be in your element. It is proofed at 40% ABV.
How to drink Baron Otard Cognac VSOP
Baron Otard Cognac VSOP is best enjoyed neat in a snifter glass. If you would like to add a bit of water to open up the flavor, use a few drops of still mineral water. Enjoy the aroma first before taking a sip, and note the flavors of raisins, vanilla, and spices. Sip slowly and savor the smoothness and complexity of the Cognac.
Tobacco VSOP Complementary Cognac
Like this VSOP cognac for its easily distinctive tobacco aroma. Tobacco scent right at the opening, young cognac aroma suitable for VSOP with no ethanol smell, and vanilla aroma is on the backscene. Tobacco smell reminds light Cuban cigar brands like Fonseca, Por Larrañaga or San Cristobal rather...
Baron Otard VSOP
Excellent cognac for the price. The only minus: bit harsh at the finish.
Smooth, weekend cognac.
Oddly, this cognac isn't that common in the UK markets so pitching up in Canada it was a delight to see it in most LCBO; definitely underpriced for the quality it is a fine weekend, post-dinner cognac for those who like Courvoisier or Godet. The tobacco finish lends itself to that warming memory on...
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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