This is Camus’s best-selling cognac, equally light in flavor but a touch darker in color. Very similar to the VS, it’s difficult to tell apart, but a touch of wood in the finish gives it a somewhat different character. On the palate, it hits nicely with traces of either almonds or hazelnuts, with a vanilla and caramel undertone. Very fragrant, as promised, the VSOP quickly finds a nose instantly rich with notes of incense, dried flowers, and raisins. Vanilla and cinnamon sticks also emerge given a few moments for the aromatics to open up, altogether making for a powerhouse of a VSOP. The finish is on the short side but pretty and elegant. Overall it’s a great experience, particularly given its price.