courvoisier vs 750ml
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Courvoisier V.S. Cognac is a product of the cognac house founded in 1835 by Emile Courvoisier and is famous for its wide range of quality cognacs. The Courvoisier Chateau is located in Jarnac, France on the banks of the Charente River about ten miles east of Cognac. Courvoisier Cognac is said to have been the favorite drink of British novelist Charles Dickens.
Courvoisier V.S. Review:
Courvoisier V.S. is priced at the lower end of its big four competitors' (Hennessy, Martell and RÃ©my Martin) V.S. offerings.
40% (80 proof)
Courvoisier V.S. is crafted primarily from eaux-de-vie from the Fins Bois growing cru with a smaller balance of eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne appellation. It is aged between three and seven years in french oak from the Limousin forests in the vicinity of Cognac, France.
Courvoisier V.S. comes in a bell shaped bottle with the iconic Napoleon silhouette logo on the label and on the medallion at the base of the neck. The V.S. packaging is nearly indistinguishable from the Courvoisier's V.S.O.P. packaging. The V.S. and V.S.O.P. label designs are the same with the Napoleon logo and the words "Jarnac", France", "Courvoisier" and "Cognac". The only differences are the designations V.S.O.P. vs V.S. and the gold lattice design is slightly less intricate on the V.S. bottle than on the V.S.O.P. bottle.
The Nose (Nez):
Mouth (En Bouche):
Apple, pear, peach, light oak and floral with a touch of spice.
Medium length with light pepper.
Courvoisier V.S. is a blend of eaux-de-vie more mature than contained in most V.S. offerings. As such, it is suitable for sipping and mixing. While it doesn't have the character or structure of Courvoisier V.S.O.P., you can sense it was on its way when bottled. Courvoisier is almost a hybrid V.S./V.S.O.P. and makes for a perfect introduction to cognac as it hints at more mature cognacs while retaining some of the youthful freshness of V.S. cognacs. Courvoisier V.S. is a well-balanced everyday cognac that sips and mixes well.
The lack of citrus notes of Courvoisier V.S. make it a lesser candidate for such cocktails as the Sidecar. Its fruity notes, however, make it an easy and perfect mix for many popular cognac punches and cocktails such as those with ginger ale like the Midnight in Paris.
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