Strength: 40% ABV (80 PROOF). Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc (blend of Grand and Petite Champagne). Age of Spirit: Minimum 8 years (legal minimum for VSOP is 4 years), no caramel additives.
Description: Established in 1858 by Amedee-Edouard DOR, scion of an old Cognac family. Located in the heart of Jarnac, A.E.Dor still enjoys a reputation built on a crusading passion to source and produce the very best Cognacs that the region has to offer. Enjoying the benefits of being a producer as well as a negociant, the art of blending forms the foundation of the house's quest to produce a range of Cognacs that truly express the character and essence of the Cognac region. After selecting the best grapes and ageing in oak casks, free from blending and mixing. Once Amedee felt they had reached optimum maturity in their oak barrels, Amédée decanted the Cognacs into wax sealed glass demijohns so that future generations could enjoy and experience his lifelong work. Today, many of these precious vessels remain intact and untouched, quietly resting in The Paradis, which has remained unchanged for over 200 years and now forms the very heart and soul of the modern A.E.Dor collection. A.E. Dor has the largest humid cellar of wax-sealed Eau de Vie in demijohns. This mellow Fine Champagne Cognac reveals earthy, sweet tobacco, fine oak, and orchard fruit character. On the palate the spice character is upfront then residing into lovely soft caramel, peach, nutmeg, and cobbler dough. The Cognac is complex and viscous, giving a luxurious mouthfeel without being overly sweet.
Cognac: French Cognac law requires all VSOP Cognac to be aged a minimum of 4 years. A.E. DOR V.S.O.P. Cognac is aged a minimum of 8 years.