Camus VSOP Cognac "Intensely Aromatic"
Until about a decade ago, the only places Americans could buy Camus cognacs were in Europe or in airport duty-free shops. Without much experience with the brand except for seeing sponsorship posters on Grand Prix railings, it's not a stretch to assume that the Borderies-based Cognac house must be massive. I recently had an opportunity to sample several brandies from the line, and selected my three favorites, including this VSOP bottling. With a complex and inviting aroma, the silky-textured brandy offers satisfying richness and an obvious appeal in its nearly sweet, caramel and vanilla flavor.