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Camus XO Elegance Cognac

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Cognac age
XO

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Camus Cognac
$ 156
excl. TAX excl. shipping

Tasting review

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Eye: Luminous amber color.

Nose: Light, soft, floral nose, with a nutty character. Rose petals and jasmine. Delicate.

Palate: An initial spice, yet warms up palate in a soft way, with a long lasting licorice finish. Gentle floral notes, with a potpourri character. Well rounded and gentle.

Awards

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2020 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2020 - Silver - 93 points
  • Meiningers International Spirits Award - 2019 - Gold
  • Meiningers International Spirits Award - 2016 - Gold
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2019 - Bronze
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2013 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2014 - Silver
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2017 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2015 - Silver - Outstanding
  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2019 - Finalist
  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2019 - Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation - 96
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019 - Double Gold

Growth area & soil: Blend

Bois Ordinaires
Borderies
Bons Bois
Fins Bois
Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

Camus Extra Old Elegance Cognac

A myriad of flavors and aromas in every sense of the word, the Camus XO Elegance is a carefully crafted and rich Cognac with eaux-de-vie from all six of the terroirs. Many years of craftsmanship are required to create a Cognac of this quality. Dating back to 1863, this Cognac hails from one of the oldest owned Cognac houses in the entire region, which makes it extra unique as an XO. As an Extra Old Cognac, it is aged in Limousin oak barrels and alembic copper stills, and the eaux-de-vie are selected from the Fine Champagne terroirs, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, Bois à Terroirs and highly coveted Borderies region. Such a diverse blend of various eaux-de-vie indicates the sheer expertise that goes into blending a bottle of this caliber. It has also cinched a number of awards for its fantastic assemblage, and floral, fruity character.

The signature of the Camus Cognac maison is the rare and highly sought-after eaux-de-vie descending from the Borderies region, which gives their Cognac the highly desirable aromatic length and rounded quality that many desire. The XO Elegance is a fine blend of many eaux-de-vie, but those from the Borderies give it that signature feel.

The process of maturation for the XO Elegance which is carefully overseen by the Master Blender at Camus Cognac is a honed craft. The humidity level in the cellar is kept high initially, and then over time is decreased. This gives this XO the particular roundness that Cognac lovers enjoy.

How to enjoy Camus XO Elegance

The Extra Old Elegance from Camus Cognac is best served in a tulip glass, to really bring out the color and aromas. Enjoy it straight, or with a splash of mineral water. It is best enjoyed between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius. Presentation The XO Elegance decanter is smooth, rounded and curvaceous, and will look really great placed in your drinks cabinet. It arrives in a chic black box.

Camus XO Elegance Awards

The Camus XO Elegance has won the following prestigious awards over the years, always cinching the top prizes:

  • Gold at 2011 Beverage Tasting Institute Awards
  • Silver at 2012 IWSC
  • Gold at 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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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