Wonderful amber yellow appearance with hints of orange. The nose reveals complex spicy notes with hints of vanilla. On the palate the Cliffside Cellar is remarkably mellow, with touches of orange and dried grape. This sweetness is accented by the subtle saltiness of the iodine notes, for a deliciously original sensation.
Produced in limited quantities, Ile de Re Cliffside Cellar enjoys a double aging on the island. Its first aging takes place in barrels with light tannins and the second is within the Fort de La Pree, a historic monument constructed in 1626 overlooking the ocean.
Bathed in the spray of the Atlantic Ocean whose waves reach within meters of the cellar, the aging location of Ile de Re Cliffside Cellar gives the Cognac an exceptionally round and decidedly oceanic character.
Equally enjoyable as an aperitif or post-meal drink, straight or with a few drops of mineral water. To enjoy the full range of aromas that this cognac has to offer, we recommend chilling it and then tasting it continuously as its temperature rises.
|The Fort de Pree is situated on the Ile de Re, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Built in 1626, this fort once guarded the French coastline and offered protection against foreign attacks on many occasions, and is now a listed historical monument. Cyril CAMUS and Patrick Leger were only recently granted permission to age Ile de Re Cliffside Cellar a few meters from the ocean in this historic location. The Cognac cellar provides an exceptional mellowness and distinctive maritime character.
|Deeply attached to their Cognac land, the five generations of CAMUS family have succeeded in faithfully preserving the brandís original values. This process of handing down from father to son now ensures the continuity and development of a unique expertise, with the cornerstones remaining the soil, the vine and the grape.
As well as a love and respect for the fruit of the land, the CAMUS culture is based on innovation and the quest for exceptional aromatic qualities Ė for above and beyond their role as businessmen the CAMUSís see themselves as winegrowers, explorers and passionate lovers of taste.
The fact that the CAMUS family home le Plessis lies at the heart of the highly sought-after Borderies cru is proof of this special attachment to the Cognac region. The CAMUS family is today the largest landowner in the Cognac Borderies appellation.
This specific character is down to the vision of Jean-Paul CAMUS, who identified the taste potential of the regionís different terroirs at a very early stage. Guided more by his own intuition than by passing trends, he chose to develop the generally overlooked Cognac cru of Borderies and allow its flavors to shine across the world.