Our VSOP Cognac range
CAMUS' star VSOP cognac combines tropical fruit aromas and white flower notes. It owes its exceptional character to its intensely aromatic nature. What does "VSOP" mean? Discover what makes this cognac different from other classifications.
What is a VSOP cognac?
"VSOP" means "Very Superior Old Pale". It can also be called "Very Superior Special Pale", "Very Old", "Reserve" or "Vieux". VSOP is often called "Very Special Old Pale" because of the classification of VS cognac. To be classified as VSOP, the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend must be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of four years. This does not prevent the cellar master from using other, much older eaux-de-vie in the blend.
Our Cognac CAMUS VSOP (40%) is composed of some of the best eaux-de-vie of the Borderies cru. It is distinguished by a high level of terpenols combined with floral aromas of great finesse.
What is the difference between VSOP and VS cognac?
Unlike VSOP, which must spend at least four years in casks, VS (Very Special) cognac has the ardor of youth. Indeed, it must age for at least two years in oak barrels. If VSOP is sweet, with woody and spicy notes, VS cognacs offer fruity, fresher and livelier aromas.
The CAMUS VS Cognac (40%) is distinguished by its intense fruity aromas. It is the result of a blend of eaux-de-vie carefully selected to honor the terroir of the Charente.
What is the price of a VSOP cognac?
The price of some bottles of cognac can sometimes impress, with sums reaching up to six figures. These prices reflect the prestige that the spirit enjoys internationally.
However, there are VSOP cognacs that combine spectacular flavors with an affordable price. The perfect choice for novices looking for their first bottle of cognac, or for the cost-conscious spirits enthusiast. For example, we offer the CAMUS VSOP Borderies Single Estate Cognac (40%) at a price of 56 € for the 70 cl bottle.
How to taste a VSOP cognac ?
Very Superior Old Pale cognacs are drunk neat or on the rocks, in a tulip glass. VSOP cognac bottles are also used by mixologists to create cocktails with intense aromas. Generally, VSOP cognac is an integral part of the mix. It is recommended to use a maximum of four ingredients. Here are two examples of cocktails to make with your VSOP CAMUS Cognac.
• 4 cl of CAMUS VSOP Cognac
• 1,5 cl of triple sec
• 2 cl of lemon juice
• 1 untreated lemon zest
Start by chilling a coupe-style glass. Fill the larger part of your shaker ¾ full with ice cubes. In the smaller part of the shaker, pour in all the ingredients, then close it. Shake vigorously for a few seconds. Pour into the chilled glass and garnish with the lemon zest.
• 4 cl of CAMUS VSOP Cognac
• 12 cl of ginger ale
• 2 drafts of Angostura bitter
• 1 untreated orange zest
Fill a long drink glass with ice cubes. Pour the CAMUS Cognac, bitter and ginger ale. Decorate with orange zest.
CAMUS VSOP cognacs represent the quintessence of the appellation. Discover the best of our terroir with our creations with the most intense aromas in the category.