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Bottled in 2018.
I don’t know if there’s cognac nerds out there who care as much about this stuff as whisky nerds, but:
- This is single growth certified
- No 06606/15998 Batch 02/2018
That’s a lot of information for a bottle of cognac these days. Buttfuck, it’s bottled at 40%... and I don’t think a rapper drinks this yet.
I buy VSOP cognacs for cooking because I use cognac in cooking and, as a general rule when cooking with alcohol, I don’t use stuff that I can’t also sip on while cooking. There is currently no widely available VS cognac that I can truthfully say that I would want to sip, including Camus VS, which is around $10-15 cheaper than this bottle.
Out of all the VSOP bottles I have tried, this one was definitely the stand out; to the point I stopped cooking with it and sacrificed my Hennessy, Hardy, and AE Dor instead. The Borderies VSOP is delicate, lightly fruity, earthy, and even a little grassy. It is well suited for the 40% bottling strength. Some liquors are just so sexy being soft and suave that you actually don’t want them to be stronger. Scapa 16 instantly comes to mind in my more familiar mindscape of Scotch; but this is one cognac that is in its element just whispering to you.
Camus is a brand that has recently been seen rather frequently on shelves at my local liquor stores. This bottle has impressed me enough to try their XO expression.
Score: * (unforgettably good)
How much does a bottle cost?: $45-60
How much do I think a bottle is worth?: $60