Menard VSOP Cognac
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Ménard
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • fruit
  • floral
  • spicy
  • tobacco
  • vanilla
  • grape
  • apricot
  • oak
  • prunes

Ménard

Menard VSOP Cognac (0.7l, 40%)
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A delightful VSOP Cognac with a delicate, fruit profile from a family estate with two hundred years of history.

The first local records show that Jean Ménard already owned an estate where he maintained his vineyards and distilled Cognac in the Grand Champaign region in 1815. Today, the family estate covers more than 80 hectares with 100% of the grapes going into Ménard’s line of signature Cognacs. All distillation is completed on-site using their copper alembic still, and the Spirits are aged in local Limousin oak. This is a true estate producer of fine Cognacs with an impeccable pedigree of quality and more than two centuries of tradition.

Menard VSOP Cognac is comprised of Ménard’s estate Eau de Vie pressed from Ugni Blanc grapes. The master blender created a balanced profile by combining casks that have aged on-site for four to five years in those famous Limousin oak casks. The result is a classic French Cognac profile balancing rich sweetness and earthy fruit with a lovely, nuanced texture.
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Ménard
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fragrance is fruity and floral with a light spice and prunes over a base of warm pipe tobacco and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is rich and delicate with a deep grape profile with notes of apricot, black plum, and warm oak.

Finish
The finish is long and soft with a pinch of spice on the tail.
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  • fruit
  • floral
  • spicy
  • tobacco
  • vanilla
  • grape
  • apricot
  • oak
  • prunes
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The wine used for Cognac is very dry, acidic, and thin but excellent for distillation and aging.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
There are three different qualities of Cognac recognized by law: V.S. (very special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale), and X.O. (Extra Old).
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, be twice distilled in copper pot stills, and be aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Most Cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
There are three primary grades of Cognac recognized by law: V.S., V.S.O.P., and X.O, but we also know Napoléon, XXO, and Hors d'âge.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The wine used for Cognac is very dry, acidic, and thin but excellent for distillation and aging.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
There are three different qualities of Cognac recognized by law: V.S. (very special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale), and X.O. (Extra Old).
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, be twice distilled in copper pot stills, and be aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Most Cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
There are three primary grades of Cognac recognized by law: V.S., V.S.O.P., and X.O, but we also know Napoléon, XXO, and Hors d'âge.
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