Maker: Camus, Cognac, Charente, France.
Age category: VSOP (at least 4 y/o)
Michigan state minimum: $48
Appearance: Cherry wood.
Nose: Grape soda, oak, alcohol, pink peppercorn.
Palate: Full-bodied and silky. Golden raisins, cola, vanilla.
Finish: Heat, cherry, French oak, brown sugar.
Parting words: Camus the Cognac has been produced by Camus the family since 1863. It’s a mid-sized house located in The Borderies with its own vineyards, although it does also source from other estates as well. Camus’ Elegence range consists of inexpensive (at least compared to the rest of the line) Cognac blends.
Camus VSOP Elegance is a pleasant step up from the VS which I reviewed here. I had fairly high expectations for the VSOP based on how good the VS was. Those expectations were met. It’s elegent and easy drinking, but relatively complex with lots of fruit and cola. The price of Camus VSOP Elegance is higher than most of the VSOP offerings from the big houses, but it’s also more interesting than most of those. That’s why Camus VSOP Elegence is recommended.