French regulations stipulate that a VSOP Armagnac is made from a blend of eaux-de-vie of which the youngest has been aged for at least 4 years in oak. In practice, the Armagnac houses often use much older Armagnacs as they bring a richer aromatic palette.
A VSOP is a balance of cooked fruit aromas, sometimes candied, with notes of wood and spice. In the mouth, the light structure brought by the wood is mellow and the eau-de-vie already displays great length. A VSOP brings all the aromatic styles to the Armagnac and is a great introductory approach to tasting Armagnac. An Armagnac that is excellent value for money, accessible and affordable.
It is also the ideal blend for drinking over ice or in cocktails; in both cases, a VSOP that is fruity with little influence of wood is perfect.
Notes of fruits and flowers
Its aging in oak casks gives hints of wood and vanilla.