De Luze is a cognac house located in Angeac-Champagne, a small commune about seven miles from Cognac. The House of De Luze specializes in the production of Fine Champagne Cognacs and operates the largest distillery in the Cognac region.
De Luze VS Fine Champagne
We tasted De Luze VS Fine Champagne cognac neat in a cognac sniffer. Here are our notes.
De Luze VS Fine Champagne sells at the lower end of the range compared to the VS offerings from the big four cognac houses – Hennessy, Martell, Rémy Martin and Courvoisier.
Alcohol: 40% (80 proof)
Age: More than two years. De Luze fine champagne cognacs are aged in French Limousin Oak barrels that are made in De Luze’s own cooperage. Seventy percent of the eaux-de-vie is from De Luze’s Grande Champagne vineyards and the remaining eaux-de-vie comes from wines from surrounding vineyards in the Petit Champagne cru. De Luze distills the Petit Champagne wine on site and blends it with its Grand Champagne eaux-de-vie to create fine champagne cognacs.
(See above) 1822
Shiny yellow gold. (De Luze does not add caramel to its cognacs)
The Nose (Nez)
Strongly aromatic, white vine flowers.
Mouth (En Bouche)
Oily orange, orange peel.
Very long finish as the citrus fades to light oak spice.
De Luze VS Fine Champagne has a complexity not often found in younger cognacs. Because of its bold character, it is perhaps best drunk neat and not used as a mixer.
Awards: San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 Silver Medal.
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16130 ANGEAC CHAMPAGNE