The grapes for Courvoisier VSOP come from Champagne, and it is a blend of Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne spirits. Aromas of vanilla, nuttiness and fruits adorn the nose, whilst the palate is strongly flavoured and defined by earthy, smoky oak tastes. The mouthfeel is soft and balanced, and the finish is mellow and warming. Perfect as a smooth after dinner digestive.
Courvoisier VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) is an elegant and sensual blend of cognacs up to 10 years old from two of the finest crus in the Cognac region. It’s been expertly crafted using a minimum of 50% Grande Champagne grapes blended exclusively with Petite Champagne grapes, entitling it to carry the prestigious ‘Fine Champagne’ designation.
Aroma accounts for around 75% of what we taste, so we take great care to nurture complex aromas throughout our process. Our ‘Le Nez de Courvoisier’ programme highlights three signature aromas for each of our cognacs and traces them back to specific moments in the process.
Vanilla: The silky, slightly buttery aroma of vanilla is the signature aroma in Courvoisier VSOP, brought out from the first stage of ageing between the oak cask and our young eaux-de-vie.
Dried Fruit: The direct result of distilling our spirit with the lees (yeast residue) that contains organic compounds called esters that release a deep and complex fruit flavour.
Heady Summer Flowers: A clear signature of grapes from the deep, chalky soil in Grande Champagne. The vines have to work hard to find nutrients, creating bright floral notes of roses and carnations.