Dobbé VSOP Cognac
Dobbé // Cognac, France
The Dobbé family has been producing cognac for eight generations, going back to around 1787. The family estate covers 35 hectares, two-thirds of which are in Petite Champagne, with the remainder in Fins Bois. Its cognacs are aged in Limousin oak barrels. The VSOP expression is bottled at 40% abv.
CognacBrandy 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 TypeLimousin oak
"Significantly darker and richer than the VS expression, Dobbé's VSOP leads with aromas of stone fruit and brown sugar. It's heavier on the palate as well, with more heat and substantial caramel and vanilla flavors. The VSOP would serve well as an after dinner cognac, as well as lending a richness to cocktails."