Masterful Camus Cognacs win drinks awards – 04/01/10

Gold medal: The super-premium flagship Camus Cuvée 3.128 Cognac comes in a crafted Baccarat crystal decanter

FRANCE. Camus has collected a handful of drinks business awards for its flagship brand Camus Cuvée 3.128 and two of its Camus Ile de Ré Cognacs.

Camus Cuvée 3.128, unveiled to the travel retail trade at the 2008 TFWA World Exhibition, received a gold medal in the vintage category at the Drinks Business Cognac Master Awards.

Two other products were also recognised: Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac Double Matured took the Master Medal – the highest accolade handed out – while Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island won a gold medal.

In November 2009, The Spirits Business staged The Cognac Masters to find and reward the finest Cognac brands on the world stage.

The Spirits Business Editor Patience Gould, along with a panel of leading spirits and on-trade specialists, judged the Cognacs in a blind tasting, to discover the Cognac Masters of 2009.

Gold medal: Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac

About Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac

Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac is a range of Cognacs where roundness and finesse are said to blend with a tangy marine character.

From the vineyards of the Ile de Ré, the most westerly in the AOC, these single growth Cognacs develop unusual aromas and flavours thanks to the unique climate on the island. The iodine-laden air gives a natural, salty tang, resulting in a dry Cognac but with fruity notes.

The range, aimed at both Cognac lovers and single malt whisky aficionados, is described as a perfect accompaniment to seafood.

Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac is the youngest Cognac in the range, with fresh marine notes on the nose, a delicately oaked palate with hints of dried fruit, and a hint of saltiness in the smooth finish.

Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac Double Matured has a unique ageing process, said to be unknown in the world of Cognac. After a first ageing in warehouses on the Ile de Ré, it receives a second maturation in old red barrels, which have undergone a toasting process.

Neat, it reveals toasted notes, with as little barrel oak as possible, culminating in a smooth and rich finish that is said to have a perfect balance between crystallised fruit flavours and a subtle hint of smoke. Ice, or a dash of still water, will further develop the toasty and marine characteristics.

Master: Camus Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac Double Matured has a toasty and marine character

About Camus Cuvée 3.128

The limited-edition Camus Cuvée 3.128 is the company’s first super-premium offer and a new flagship for the Camus house. It is a blend of three unique eaux de vie from leading vineyards belonging to one family. There are just 3,068 bottles available in the batch.

The Cuvée 3.128 comes in a crafted Baccarat crystal decanter designed by renowned French artist Serge Mansau. The packaging display case is in a “haute couture” style, with the decanter appearing in a semi-raised position. The price point is US$2,500.

The number 128 refers to the sum of the ages of the three eaux de vie used in the blend – 41, 43 and 44. Each of the eaux de vie is guaranteed to be at least 41 years.

For details, contact Coralie Alingrin, Brand Manager, Camus Cognac, tel: +33 5 45 32 71 73, fax: +33 5 45 80 59 65, or e-mail


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