Nose: Very fruity; fresh and candied orange, muscavado sugar, clove, and vanilla. Pleasant but not inspiring, a little ‘closed’ even after leaving in the glass for a while. Neat: The slightly flat nose continues on the palate. By no means is this a bad cognac, it just doesn’t seem to want to open up and release its flavours. Off sweet initially but drying soon after and a little plasticky with a touch of leather about it. Fruity notes are little more muted and err towards dried fig and apricot rather than the citrus evident on the nose. A few rough edges mean it won’t make my ‘to sip’ list but offer promise for mixing.
Since 1724, the House of Rémy Martin has been driven by one quest - to capture the Heart of Cognac: Fine Champagne Cognac. Grapes from the most sought after vineyards, which offer the greatest ageing potential, longer maturation in oak casks, and the Cellar Master's savoir-faire combine to reveal a cognac of unique aromatic intensity: Rémy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac.