Our expert team of Cognac connoisseurs include professionals from many areas of the cognac industry. They may be restaurateurs, distillers or distributors and they each bring their own unique experience to judging. Their years of experience allow them to see what the best Cognac's have to offer. All Cognac's are carefully analyzed using our latest software so that each entry is given equal standing. This expert team will then be able to choose the list of 10 Best Cognac's of the VSOP companies. From this list, they will then be able to choose the Top VSOP Cognac Brand available today. The companies below have been reviewed based on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative statistics. In some cases, variable listing fees effect position on this list; however only highly-regarded firms are accepted through our review analysis. Learn more about our ranking process here.
#1 of 10 Leading VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - Majesté VSOP is crafted from premium eau-de-vie from the most superb regions of the Cognac area of France. The house has been producing top-tier aged spirits for years, and their commitment to premium quality has allowed them create some incredible products. This Majesté VSOP is made from 4-year-old eau-de-vie, and it has a well-rounded flavor profile that includes hints of fruit, jasmine, and other floral aromas.
#2 of 10 Best VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal is a cognac with a brilliant gold color. It has several notes when smelling the beverage, such as honey, vanilla and dried fruits. When tasting the cognac, you can detect grapes as this is the main fruit that is used in the creation process. Other tasting notes of the cognac include apricots and caramel. There is a hint of leather when you open the bottle. A vanilla and woodsy finish is noted.
#3 of 10 Leading VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - Kelt VSOP Tour du Monde is a delicate blend of older and younger cognacs that come together in a brilliant flavor. The beverage has an auburn color while in the bottle. It sits in oak barrels until it's ready to be bottled, allowing for all of the flavors to blend. There are a few sweet notes to the cognac, such as vanilla, raisins and other dried fruits. There are also a few stronger notes, such as walnuts and a slight hint of cinnamon.
#4 of 10 Best VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - Jean Fillioux Cep d'Or is a cognac that is beautiful inside the bottle as it has a golden color almost like honey. It is from a region in France and has been aged for at least 12 years. White wine is used in making the cognac. When you smell the beverage, it has a sweet scent with hints of vanilla. There are tasting notes of fruits and nuts, making this an ideal cognac to enjoy after dinner.
#5 of 10 Best VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - The award-winning Courvoisier Cognac VSOP is masterfully created in the town of Cognac, France. This VSOP cognac is made from many crus including the two very best, Petite Champagne and the Grande, and aged between eight to twelve years. This extended period time yields a subtle bouquet and pleasant balance of floral and oak flavors that can be incredibly delightful mixed with water and ice or neat, and it is also amazing with long drinks.
#6 of 10 Top VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - ABK6 - VSOP Grand Cru is a cognac that is 20 years old. It has a copper color and comes in a tall bottle with a gold lid. When you smell the cognac, you are greeted with hints of lilac along with nutmeg and pear. Sweet notes of honey and vanilla blended with spicy notes of cinnamon hit the palate in a delicious blend of flavors. This is a cognac that has a bold after note, but it is a beverage that is desirable to taste.
#7 of 10 Top VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - Camandon Cognac VSOP features an intense color of golden amber with flecks of copper shining through. This cognac is aged between 8-years and 12 in red Limousin oak casks that help to enrich its subtle aroma. A soft note of enticing spices and fresh florals round out this smooth and subtle cognac. It has a wonderfully unique fruit intensity complemented by soft hints of brown sugar sweetness. The taste of this cognac offers a perfect balance of oak and fruits, with wonderful flavors that pleasantly remains in the mouth about 10-minutes.
#8 of 10 Best VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - Hine VSOP Cognac is a rare beverage that is classified as a fine champagne. The cognac has a beautiful golden color and has an alcohol content of 40%. From the time you open the bottle to the time the cognac coats the palate, you are greeted with a pleasant aroma and taste. There are sweet hints of vanilla and dried fruits along with a bit of honey in the beverage. The cognac leaves a soothing taste in the mouth when finished.
#9 of 10 Top VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - There aren't many brands of cognac on the market that are as well-known as Remy Martin. They have produced top-tier cognac for nearly 300 years, and their tenure has allowed them the opportunity to carefully hone their skills at blending the best crus from the Cognac region. The brand first started when Remy Martin began selling his cognacs, which he created from grapes from his private vineyard. Remy Martin VSOP Premiur Cru is a modern example of those classic cognacs, and it is made by the hands of the Master Blender for the company. This cognac is light, fruity, and has a rich, silky texture.
#10 of 10 Leading VSOP Cognac Brands of 2016 - With a full body designed to arouse both your sense of smell and taste, the D'USSÉ VSOP Cognac is the most savory of its kind. Cinnamon and spices are combined with floral flavors to create a sophisticated, yet delectable aroma the moment you lift a glass. Taste buds are intrigued by the initial flavors of cinnamon and almond. The exquisite taste of dried fruits and honey linger after every sip, leaving your palate craving for the next experience of D'USSÉ VSOP.