Daniel Bouju VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

Cognac

Daniel Bouju Cognac // Grande Champagne, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    81
  • Avg. Rating

    3.0
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

Daniel Bouju is an independent cognac house which dates back to 1805. The family's estate is in Saint-Preuil in the Charente in the Grande Champagne region. Ugni blanc is their grape of choice and they age in Limousin oak and refuse to use coloring or boisé (mix of sugar, oak chips, and lower proof brandy) to their products.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Cognac
    Brandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
  • Cask Type
    Limousin oak

Tasting Notes

"The aroma is more about leather and spice than fruit, though some does show up on the tip of your tongue as you taste. The barrel spices take over on the palate is quite tannic (rough) with a bitter and nutty flavor with a dry finish. If you are used to soft and sweet cognacs, this is not the brand for you."

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Woody