The term 'VSOP' is generally understood to stand for 'Very Special Old Pale', although the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de Cognac lists the official definition as 'Very Superior Old Pale'. Either way, these cognacs are aged for a minimum of four years and are great in quality cocktails or sipped neat or over ice.
A gift pack containing a bottle of the splendid Hine VSOP and two brandy glasses. Hine is a terrific (and historic) cognac house and their VSOP is approachable, smooth and fruity, with a hint of spices.
A half bottle of 20 year old Frapin Cognac distilled in 1989. Starting as winegrowers in 1270, the Frapin family moved into distillation in due course. Based in Chateau Fontpinot in Segonzac, Frapin are one of the highly regarded producers in the region. This bottle is presented in a delightful leather case.
An old bottle of Rémy Martin's VSOP Cognac, produced for the US market sometime in the 1960s. Labelled as Fine Champagne, this is a blend of cognacs from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, with the former comprising more than half of the blend.