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D’Usse Liquor VSOP Cognac

Product Details:

Critic Score
91/100
User Rating
4.8 Stars
Producer
D'Usse Liquor
Alcohol %
41%
Product Type
Brandy
Size
750ml
Region
Cognac, France
Awards
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2014: Silver
Notes
Produced by Chateau de Cognac
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
D’Usse Liquor VSOP Cognac - Item Code: 02251

Discover D’Usse Liquor VSOP Cognac:

The powerful and full-bodied mix of D’Usse VSOP Cognac is crafted from a selection of the finest eaux-de-vie, including some that were painstakingly matured in the vaults of the Château de Cognac, and is naturally aged for at least four and a half years. It has a strong bouquet on the nose, with woody notes blended with traces of cinnamon and floral notes. Each taste of D’Usse liquor is distinct and unexpectedly smooth, with traces of spices and almonds, as well as honey and dried fruits as the grand finish. It has a strong bouquet on the nose, with woody notes blended with traces of cinnamon and floral notes. Each taste is distinct and unexpectedly smooth, with traces of spices and almonds, dried fruits, and honey overtones as the grand finish. Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of delectable cocktail concoctions.

This D’Usse liquor has natural humidity that influences evaporation and helps to preserve the right balance of humidity, dryness, and temperature, which is unique to the Château de Cognac. Produced in copper stills using the Charentaise method of slow double distillation. The lees (spent yeast cells) are maintained in the wine to give the eau-de-vie more depth and flavour.

Cognac is a liquor that gets its name from the French region of Cognac. Cognac is distilled in copper pots and aged in wooden barrels and is made from twice-distilled white wine. D’Usse Liquor Cognac production methods are quite specialized, requiring a certain type of grape, distillation techniques, and aging requirements. When drinking cognac as an aperitif, it’s normally served neat. It’s also popular to add a splash of water, which makes the drink more fruity and fragrant. Water can also help bring out the slight spice of cognac while also making it more drinkable.

COLOR: Bright copper with a golden-orange undertone. Caramel coloring is utilized in most cognacs; if that’s the case here, it’s used sparingly.
NOSE: Dried fruit, particularly fig, is the star of the show, with secondary scents of caramel, honey, and a smidgeon of wood polish.
PALATTE: Dried fig and date flavors are mellow, followed by a beautifully rounded sweetness that reminds me of a port. The end dries out a little, with a woody spice making an appearance. This cognac has a silky texture on the tongue and delights the taste senses.
TASTE: Woody notes with touches of cinnamon and floral.
FLAVOR: Spices and almonds mingle with dried fruits in this dish.
FINISH: Honey undertones as a grand finale. On the swallow, there’s a light alcoholic charge, followed by a lovely medium-long afterglow of dried fruit and oak.

D’Usse Liquor

D’USSÉ, which was born at the legendary Château de Cognac in France, combines more than 200 years of heritage with the passion of a dedicated Cellar Master. The result is a Cognac with a distinctively strong start and a beautifully smooth and balanced finish. Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of delectable cocktail concoctions.

D’Usse VSOP Cognac Review

The Cross Of Lorraine, a French symbol for honor, courage, and endurance, is featured on D’UssĂ©’s characteristic squat bottle. Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is the brand’s cofounder, and he’s put it on the map. Despite the fact that it has only been around since 2012, the cognac’s lineage dates back far further. It’s aged in part at the Chteau de Cognac, one of the region’s oldest homes, and blending is managed by Michel Casavecchia, a longtime cellar master.

In the world of spirits, the word “smooth” has a lot of connotations. Smoothness—a spirit that is easy to consume, with a mellow, relatively uncomplicated flavor profile and little to no alcoholic kick on the finish—is preferred by many casual drinkers and those new to drinking alcohol neat, whereas more seasoned drinkers choose more demanding and powerful spirits. Fans of the smooth will enjoy D’UssĂ©’s VSOP expression. If you’re seeking for complexity, this cognac is for you, but if you just want something to drink without having to think about it, this is the cognac for you. It can also be used as a Sidecar or a Vieux CarrĂ©.

Serious cognac connoisseurs may shun D’UssĂ© for the same reasons that newcomers do: the eye-catching bottle and the Jay-Z link. But this is a great sipper for anyone—not it’s a life-changing brandy, but it may make your day a little brighter.

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Critical Acclaim

91
Wine Enthusiast
This D'Usse liquor offers a deep copper-penny hue and rich aromas of caramel and dried fig. The silky palate echoes the dried fig note, alongside a Port-like hint of red fruit, finishing notably long on a notes of cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne.

Cognac Varieties

Cognac is a kind of brandy named after the town of Cognac in the French province of Charente-Maritime. Wine from the neighboring wine-growing area, Charente and Maritime, is used to make this liqueur.

Cognac production is governed by the French appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designation, with certain production techniques and naming criteria that must be followed in order to maintain AOC status. Ugni blanc, often known as Saint-Émilion in the region, is the most commonly planted of the grapes on the list. Two distillations in copper pot stills are required, as is an aging period of at least two years in French oak barrels from the Limousin or Tronçais regions of France. While cognac develops in the same manner as whiskies and wines do in barrels, the majority of cognacs spend much more time "on the wood" than the statutory minimum amount of time.

Cognac has often humorously been described as "nearly undrinkable" because of the dryness, acidity, and thinness of the white wine used in the production of cognac. Despite this, the wine is ideal for distillation and maturing. A limited number of grape varietals are permitted to be used in its production. For a wine to be deemed a genuine cru, it must contain at least 90 percent Ugni blanc as its primary grape. It is necessary to ferment for 2–3 weeks after the grapes have been crushed, during which time the region's natural, wild yeasts transform the sugar into alcohol; neither sugar nor sulfur may be added. The resultant wine has about 7 to 8 percent alcohol at this stage.

Once the distilling process is complete, it is aged in Limousin oak barrels for a minimum of two years before it may be sold to the general population. It is usually placed in barrels at an alcohol by volume level of about 70%. As the cognac interacts with the wood barrel and the surrounding air, it evaporates at a rate of about 3 percent per year, losing both alcohol and water over a period of time. This occurrence is referred to as "la portion des anges," which translates as "the angels' share" in the local language. When a cognac is aged for more than 10 years in an oak barrel, the alcohol level falls to 40 percent by volume. Once moved to huge glass bottles called bonbonnes, the cognac is kept for future blending purposes. Because oak barrels lose their ability to provide flavor after four or five decades, so aging them for extended periods of time may not be helpful.

About the Producer: D'Usse Liquor

D'USSÉ, which was born at the legendary Château de Cognac in France, combines more than 200 years of heritage with the passion of a dedicated Cellar Master. The result is a Cognac with a distinctively strong start and a beautifully smooth and balanced finish. Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of delectable cocktail concoctions. D'USSÉ, a cultural icon, stands for integrity, bravery, independence, and the elevation of authenticity, transcending cognac as we know it. We are Cognac's current incarnation. The legendary Château de Cognac, one of France's oldest cognac houses, skilfully crafts D'USSÉ Cognac. It boasts a 200-year history of combining some of the best spirits in the world. Because of the Château's proximity to the River Charente, it has two climates within its walls: a humid cellar that produces fruity, floral notes, and a dry cellar that brings out the cognac's wooody, spicy aromas. The strength of character in D'USSÉ Cognac is the result of blending the two eaux-de-vie.

Review Highlights - D’Usse Liquor VSOP Cognac

4.8 / 5
136 Total reviews
91% Would order again
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    I don’t mind it at all!

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