Camus Île de Ré Fine Island

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CAMUS // Cognac, France

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  1. stooofer

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  2. cascode

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Hibiscus, lime flower, tamarind concentrate, peach, apricot, pear juice, fuji apple, mild pineapple, a hint of honeysuckle, distant brine. There's a slight leather note as well, but very mild. Crisp and elevated overall, an uplifting nose. [The dry glass aroma is faint tropical fruit juice]. Palate: Silken and crisply sweet with a hint of ammonium salt (as opposed to sodium) and fresh orchard fruit. The texture is light but not watery - "shimmering" is the best word, with dilute honey at the periphery. A little orange peel, white grape juice and dried orchard fruit starts to show through as it develops. There is hardly any indication that you are drinking alcohol at all, apart from a mild warm sensation as you swallow. A microscopic white pepper note towards the finish. Finish: Short. The juicy fresh sweetness of the palate gives way to a slight umami note. Smooth and perfectly balanced. The nose is light and delicate but not weak by any means, and is slightly reminiscent of a crisp fruit-forward whisky - something like Glen Grant. The palate is elegant and balanced and shows no sign of cloying sweetness nor of astringent dryness. The casks are discreet and supportive, but barely noticeable. I had heard that this has a briny personality. Well, maybe. If you're coming from whisky you'll wonder where it is. There is a crisp dryness, but more than anything it's juicy and fresh tasting and there is certainly no emphasis on a grapey character. A compelling cognac, and it has qualities that bring whisky to mind, but it's certainly no malt! I'm enjoying it very much, and I'll be interested to see whether the freshness survives oxidisation or turns sweeter. There are two other expressions in this Camus "island" range, with increasingly intense maturation. I would very much like to find them, because if this is any indication then they should be excellent. "Good" : 3.5 stars
    100.0 AUD per Bottle
  3. Arjen_T

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  4. dmz13

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  5. Roswell-D-Dog

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
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