The Salignac VS Cognac is a very young Cognac, and belongs to one of the leading producers in the world: Courvoisier. As this Cognac is a three star or VS Cognac, it is probably not older than 2 1/2 years or 3, not aged for a long time.
The Salignac Cognac helped Courvoisier a lot in the global economic crisis to maintain more or less stable. The Cognac comes from Salignac-sur-Charente, 15 km away from Jarnac. At Salignac, appearently the blending happens before ageing, means that the eaux-de-vie get matured together in oak casks.
Tasting notes of Cognac Salignac:
On the eye: Interesting enough, this Cognac is far too dark for a VS
On the nose: sweet
Taste: Strong caramel notes, rather smooth, some citrus fruits
Finish: the caramel aroma is not steady, rather weak finish
Cru: Not quite clear where the eaux-de-vie originally comes from
Price: somewhere between $17 and $22
Let’s face it: This is a young Cognac, at a very low price – with added caramel. The caramel taste gets picked up easily, you do not have to be an expert. It appears early on the tongue and later on vanishes with the finish.
One would suggest using this Cognac for sweet cocktails and mixdrinks.
Louis de Cognac is also a product from the Cognac house.