An oceanic Camus Cognac matured off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean
A unique concept for Cognac lovers that are eager to experiment, the Camus Île de Ré Cliffside Cellar Cognac is part of a series of unique Cognacs aged just meters away from the Atlantic Ocean in a cliffside damp cellar. The Cognac is matured across two different stages. Firstly, in a high-humidity cellar, then later it is transferred to toasted casks.
It is often found that the maturation process causes the sea flavor and aromas to disappear, and so Camus took inspiration from the whisky industry to solve the problem. Instead, they chose to add a “finish” where the Cognac was matured by the sea at the end.
While Cognac production is strict in terms of where grapes can be grown and distilled, the small island off the west coast of France technically lies within the Bois Ordinaires cru, making it the perfect place to create a one-of-a-kind, oceanic bottling.
For that reason, Camus has decided to defy the norm and mature their eaux-de-vie from the Bois Ordinaires a second time in the Fort de La Prée, an iconic building that lies in the spray of the Atlantic waves. Constructed in 1626, this star-shaped fort hangs off the edge of the cliff in one of the most picturesque settings that one could produce Cognac.
The maritime quality pairs beautifully with notes of orange, grape, salted caramel and wood spice.
How to enjoy the Camus Ile-de-Re Cliffside Cellar XO
Enjoy this as an aperitif - straight or with some drops of mineral water.
Presentation of the Camus Cliffside Cellar Cognac
A dazzling nautical blue, with a wonderful oblong illustration of the French southwest coastline. It makes the perfect gift for Cognac enthusiasts looking for something a little different.
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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