Finesse and Character Elegance is the defining characteristic of all CAMUS Cognacs. CAMUS VS Elegance is a careful blend of eaux-de-vie made from wines distilled without lees.
Its personality is very faithful to the original aromas of the wine and the quintessential flavors of the Charente terroir, characterized by delicate fruity and floral notes. During the distillation process our cellar master is constantly striving for the extremely pronounced aromatic character typical of the CAMUS style.
Drink straight with or without ice, or long with tonic or green tea.
Founded in 1863, CAMUS is the largest Cognac house to still be entirely family-owned. For five generations, the CAMUS family has worked with boundless passion and patience to craft remarkable Cognacs.
The Cognacs in the CAMUS Rarissimes range are all chosen to mark a special vintage, vineyard, or event – and the Rarissimes “seal of rarity” distinguishes them as extraordinary cognacs. Certified by a bailiff and available exclusively in limited editions, the Rarissimes range reveals through its refinement and beauty, the aromatic alchemy of the very rare and excellent Cognacs within.
Like no other… Maison CAMUS has always drawn upon all of the Charente regions diverse terroirs, with the aim of revealing the richness and flavors these different areas have to offer. In this constant quest, the discovery of the vineyards of the Ile de Ré was a genuine revelation.
Île de Ré is found off the west coast of France in the Charente-Maritime department. Situated in the Bois à Terroirs cru, the island is the most westerly region of the Cognac appellation. The island has its own unique climate, which gives its Cognacs their natural marine notes.
Through aging, Maison CAMUS has worked to develop three different aromatic expressions of these extraordinary cognacs: Ile de Ré Fine Island, Ile de Ré Double Matured and Ile de Ré Cliffside Cellar.
Deeply attached to their Cognac land, the five generations of CAMUS family have succeeded in faithfully preserving the brands 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 – for above and beyond their role as businessmen the CAMUSs 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 one of the largest landowners in the Cognac Borderies appellation.
This specific character is down to the vision of Jean-Paul CAMUS, who identified the taste potential of the regions 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.