Review #1328 – Courvoisier VSOP Cognac 1969

The Schtick: This is a very cool dram to be drinking today. Bottled in 1969, this is a very old release of a Cognac we still see on shelves today. Lets dive in and see how it is.

Review #1328 | Cognac Review #57

Distiller: Courvoisier

Bottler: Courvoisier

Selection: N/A

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: 8 Years


Nose: Rich syrupy cocoa, figs, honey. Toffee, lots of blackberry and tobacco. Ting of freshly uncorked wine, that bright spirit-y grape forward aroma that comes with a freshly opened Pinot. Lots of sweetness, but no ethanol.

Taste: Thin mouth feel, but no heat, again. Loaded with berries – blackberry, cherry, raspberry and blueberry. Light spearmint component, some oak. Faint pepper, musty tobacco. Bright apple and pear note.

Finish: Medium in length. Lots of pipe tobacco, rich blackberry, spearmint and some oak. Really nice overall.

Overall: Not mind blowing but leaps ahead of modern releases from Courvoisier. This was hella cool to drink through, and really helps bring your mind back to how cognac was in a much different time. Delicious, complex, and well above the bottlings of today.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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