Eye: Deep amber. Nose: Lively peach, blackcurrant, raisin and fig are complemented by nutty almond. Palate: At first sip, a hint of cocoa emerges, followed by vanilla and wood leading to a distinguished note of oak on the finish. Louis Royer VSOP: Critically-Acclaimed Cognac from the Iconic Louis Royer Estate The esteemed and renowned house of Louis Royer have been recognized worldwide for the quality of their Cognacs, and their VSOP expression is a prime example of why they are considered expert craftsmen in their field. The vibrant Louis Royer VSOP Cognac has been aged for a minimum of four years in traditional Limousin oak casks. This particular VSOP boasts a blend of eaux-de-vie from various crus, including Grande and Petite Champagne as well as the Bons Bois and Fins Bois. This precise art of blending is used to achieve the fruity and delicate structure that has made this VSOP so celebrated by connoisseurs the world over. This particular Cognac has been celebrated for its "fine balance between buoyant, fruity notes and rich, oaky touches" and has recieved a host of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. A mix of fresh peach, crisp currants, ripe raisins and figs grace the nose, with nutty notes and subtle hints of wood and vanilla on the palate. Each aroma seamlessly succeeds the next and your tastebuds will be treated to new and exciting flavors throughout your tasting experience. The Louis Royer estate was founded in 1853 and is still located on the banks of the Charente River in the legendary town of Jarnac. The seal featured on their products, a bee, represents the diligence, efficiency and organization that go into their craft. Like a worker bee, Louis Royer master blenders are craftsmen in the purest form. Louis Royer Cognacs are produced in the most traditional way, ensuring the heritage of their ancestors is preserved and respected with every blend they masterfully create. The Louis Royer VSOP is smooth and balanced with a particular punch of oak. Its value for money, as well as the huge success it has seen in spirits competitions across the world, make it a stand-out Cognac in its category. Presentation of the Bottle A classic round bottle typical of the house of Louis Royer, the design features a worker bee embossed onto its body and a luxurious gold stopper and label. The bottle comes with a cardboard case for storage or gifting purposes. How to Enjoy The Louis Royer estate recommend enjoying their VSOP with a splash of tonic water to discover the deeper notes it holds within.