Recommended by William, Spirits Lead @Habersham St.; 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast: Orange-amber color and deep aromas of honey and Sherry, with undertones of toffee and chocolate, and a fleeting floral note. The flavors start with a touch of sweet caramel and finishes with big, complex, deep burnt-orange and toffee notes, with surprising delicacy and richness on the tongue. Medium-bodied and balanced, with just a bit of alcohol sting.
Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition | Distiller's Notes: Naturally aged at least four and a half years in the cellars of France's Chateau de Cognac, DUSSE VSOP Cognac emerges as a bold, full-bodied blend that arouses the palate. On the nose, it reveals a powerful bouquet, rich in woody notes that are layered with touches of cinnamon and floral notes. Distinctively and unexpectedly smooth, with each taste, you savor hints of spices, almond and cinnamon. Subtle accents of honey and dried fruits are the finale.
Distiller's Notes: The newest addition to E&J. From the makers of America's most preferred brandy comes E&J Apple brandy, a smooth, balanced brandy with apple liqueur that delivers a unique twist on a time-honored classic. With a juicy apple flavor and hints of vanilla and caramel, E&J Apple brandy finishes smooth and is best served over ice.
Distiller's Notes: Created in 2009, Hennessy Black is a sleek and stylish Cognac with a bottle to match. Created for those willing to explore the new and unknown, its lighter hue comes from subtle aging in old oak barrels. Smooth from its first notes, intense throughout tasting, it is an alluring and multifaceted Cognac with both delicate floral aromas and complex roundness on the palate.
98 Points, Wine Enthusiast:Scents of walnuts, dried flowers, dried pears and white raisins. Palate entry is languid, oily, buttery and decadently rich; the silky, rich midpalate exhibits complete flavor integration with prune and raisin tastes. Finishes extended, smooth as satin, medium-weighted and a bit caramel-like. Love it.
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast: It's hard to say which is more surprising, the fact that this blend of American brandy and French Cognac yields such a Cognac taste-alike, or the remarkably gentle pricing. It has a copper penny color, boozy hazelnut fragrance and a dry flavor with a powerful finish of allspice, espresso and cigar tobacco. Good value.
Rich, attractive aromas and flavors of cherry creme brulee, caramel apple, toffee, and banana cream pie with a glycerous, lively, fruity full body and a warming, complex, long finish revealing notes of chocolate alpine mint, pink peppercorn, cola, and brown spices with moderate oak.