Guillon-Painturaud VSOP Cognac

Guillon Painturaud Guillon-Painturaud VSOP Cognac

(0.75l, 40%)

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An exquisitely aged, elegantly smooth, well-balanced Cognac… and you should buy more than one.

There is a lot to love about Guillon Painturaud. The family has owned and operated the vineyard and distillery there since 1610 — just imagine… four hundred years of family tradition and history. And a family operation like this has to remain small. The entire estate production sits on just 45 acres of land and EVERYTHING is done on site from growing the grapes to fermentation, distilling, aging, and bottling. All of the vines are Ugni Blanc planted into rich, limestone soils perfect for aging fine Cognac. Until the 1970s, all production was sold to larger houses for blending. Now, 100% of this golden juice is estate-bottled in a tidy range of delectable Spirits.

There is an old adage… “Buy the least expensive house in the most expensive neighborhood.” The VSOP is the core entry into the Guillon Painturaud line of fine Cognacs. That makes it the most affordable Cognac in a line of some extremely fine Spirits — and an exceptional value. Seriously… it’s a consistently impressive winner that not only pairs well with roasted meats and creamy desserts, but lingers pleasantly on the palate neat like Cognacs costing twice the price.

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The naming of Cognac indicates its age range. These legal standards were updated and more clearly defined in 2016 and 2018. For Cognacs, VS means the youngest Spirit in the bottle has aged for a minimum of two years, VSOP means four years, Napoleon is a new “official” designation and means six years, XO mean ten years, and Hors d’âge means ten years and beyond.
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Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy (distilled wine). It is only produced in the wine-growing region surrounding this town. Cognac must be made from specified grapes, must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Most cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden Honey

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose opens with notes of pear and elderflower before revealing bright vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
From the first sip it is light and tender and balanced on the palate with notes of Grappa, vanilla toffee, orange blossom, and fruit tarts.

The finish is medium length, aromatic. lightly sweet, and exceptionally smooth.
Ratings & Reviews
Very good, orange flavor, not my favorite cognac but still very good.
Very nice, smooth and a reasonable entry into the world of cognac.
It is an outstanding, elegant, 'estate-bottled Brandy from Cognac, France that has an aromatic birth; while a delicate & balanced life leads to a rich death of medium length with notes of almond, honey & caramel.
Right amount of orange/fruit flavor, a bit of sweetness, and smoother with ice
Nice orange flavor with smooth finish.
Nose: Extremely floral with peach and raspberry Palate: Chamomile, fruit, and almond Finish: Cream! Absolutely worth the price
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