While remaining true to the ancestral methods of the blending of the liquid, this unique eau de vie incorporates both a traditional and new approach to cognac. It has distinct character from the American oak, with delicate tropical flavors of coconut and pineapple, which blends beautifully with the French oak flavors of vanilla, cocoa and nuts.
The Borderies cru is not just the smallest, but it is above all, the most sought-after of all the Cognac AOC growth areas.
Home to the CAMUS family and very close to its heart, the Borderies cru provides the vines with the perfect amount of water, thanks to the chalky soil and ideal exposure.
As a tribute to the CAMUS family’s chosen land, the Borderies cru is expressed through magnificently balanced grapes, capturing the characteristic aroma of violets that denote eaux-de-vie from the area
Creating CAMUS XO Elegance requires years of meticulous work. The process starts with the careful selection of different styles of hugely rich eaux-de-vie from all six of the Cognac crus (Borderies, Petite Champagne, Bons Bois, Grande Champagne, Fins Bois, Bois à Terroirs).
The presence of the Borderies cru among these eaux-de-vie gives the Cognac a rounder flavor and greater aromatic length. Long aging in cool, damp cellars ensures that each barrel gains a perfect level of maturity. A meticulous blending process finally reveals the Cognac’s personality in all its glory: a myriad of complex, harmonious aromas.
Best enjoyed in a tulip glass, either straight or mixed with a dash of mineral water. A serving temperature of 17-20°C is recommended to fully appreciate XO Elegance.
“15 years after launching the internationally-acclaimed Extra Elegance Cognac, CAMUS proudly presents its latest release: Extra Dark & Intense.”
Starting with a simple idea in mind – to create a BOLD and INTENSE expression of Extra – Cyril CAMUS asked the Cellar Master Patrick Léger to select the best barrels of Extra Cognac to follow a special ageing process.
Extra Elegance is an exceptional blend of eaux-de-vie primarily from the Borderies, Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus, all selected for their superb aging potential, richness and complementarity.
The Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie offer excellent length on the palate, those from Petite Champagne provide structure and the Borderies contribute a velvety texture and hints of sweet pastries. A long aging in cool, damp cellars allows Extra Elegance to reveal its full quality: exceptional roundness, intense flavors, great finesse and a remarkably complex finish.
This blend produces a Cognac which is as rich as it is sophisticated, and which will delight the most passionate and demanding of connoisseurs.
This is a cognac made using grapes grown on the Île de Ré, a tiny island in the Atlantic ocean, off the the coast of Cognac and lying in the Bois à Terroirs/Bois Ordinaires cru. This release enjoys a second maturation in the Fort de La Prée, an imposing star-shaped fort, situated very close to the shoreline – hence the Cognac’s name. This gives the cognac a distinct maritime quality, which pairs excellently well with the sweetness of the grape and the darker, woody notes of the French oak cask
Camus’ Ile De Ré Fine Island Cognac is distilled and matured on the eponymous island; the proximity to the ocean imparts a maritime, subtly salty character quite different to most Cognacs. This is a fine match for fish dishes.
An celebratory Cognac from Château de Montifaud, honouring their 150th Anniversary! Six different eaux-de-vie were used for this expression, to represent the six generations that has been at the helm of Château de Montifaud – the oldest spirit in this expression dates back to 1850(!), and the youngest was produced in 2005. 1,866 bottles were produced.
Chateau de Montifaud XO Cognac is a rather light and smooth extra old cognac created solely from eaux-de-vie grown in Petite Champagne. A fresh, non-tannic cognac, mellow with hints of almonds and aromas of dried fruits. A cognac much appreciated by the ladies, thanks to it’s light, fresh taste.
Réserve de la Famille was until historically reserved strictly for the Delamain family and guests. Its defining feature is that it is not a blend but a single-estate bottling from one barrel aged for 60 years, the maximum period over which a Cognac can improve in cask. This cognac is graceful, yet full bodied and flavorful with a saturation on the palate that reveals the maturity of lush fruit that flourishes within the Grande Champagne region. Recently Reserve de la Famille was one of eight in 2013 inducted into F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal Hall of Fame, which includes only 120 spirits from the entire globe.
Established in 1759, Delamain’s simple objective is to remain faithful to tradition by offering Cognacs of the purest and most genuine expression. The name “Pale” is because no caramel is added for colouring and “Dry” because it has only its natural sweetness, no sugar added. Comes from Delamain’s very own old cellars near the river, benefitting from the nearby Charente’s humid breeze.
Translating to very venerable, this Cognac is a blend of very old Cognacs from the Grande Champagne region. It has benefited from maximum barrel ageing of around 55 years, and expresses the nobility of a truly great eaux-de-vie when it has reached the peak of development.
The bouquet is intense yet lightly floral, giving way to complex scents of underwood, raisins, vanilla, liquorice, honey, and rancio notes. On the palate, it is mellow and round as a result of long ageing. It has an extraordinarily long finish tinged with liquorice and dried fruits, with all of the complexity of a truly great Cognac.