Bright amber appearance. A wide spectrum of flavorsdevelop on the palate, where fresh and candied fruit notes (apricot, citrus fruit) intermingle with touches of honey, chocolate, almond and hazelnut. Subtle hints of oak and vanilla emerge in the lingering aromatic finish.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Ultimate Beverage Challenge (Mar 2011)
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 a 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.
|Eaux-de-vie aging, conducted under the watchful eye of the cellar master, requires a great deal of patience and attention to detail. The same applies to the conditions in which these eaux-de-vie are aged, enabling complex tertiary aromas to develop over the years.
CAMUS XO Elegance enjoys a special aging process in cellars where the initially high moisture level is gradually decreased, a technique which has an impact on the mature cognac’s style and roundness.
|Deeply attached to their Cognac land, the five generations of CAMUS family have succeeded in faithfully preserving the brand’s original values. This process of handing down from father to son now ensures the continuity and development of a unique expertise, with the cornerstones remaining the soil, the vine and the grape.
As well as a love and respect for the fruit of the land, the CAMUS culture is based on innovation and the quest for exceptional aromatic qualities – for above and beyond their role as businessmen the CAMUS’s see themselves as winegrowers, explorers and passionate lovers of taste.
The fact that the CAMUS family home le Plessis lies at the heart of the highly sought-after Borderies cru is proof of this special attachment to the Cognac region. The CAMUS family is today the largest landowner in the Cognac Borderies appellation.
This specific character is down to the vision of Jean-Paul CAMUS, who identified the taste potential of the region’s different terroirs at a very early stage. Guided more by his own intuition than by passing trends, he chose to develop the generally overlooked Cognac cru of Borderies and allow its flavors to shine across the world.