Rémy Martin XO Excellence Cognac

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Cognac age
XO

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Growth area
Fine Champagne

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Remy Martin Cognac
$ 244
excl. shipping

Tasting review

Eye: Dark amber. 

Nose: A rather smooth XO, some rich aromas of jasmine, a velvet structure, fruity candy notes.

Palate: The heart is dominated by fig, and full prune, on the palate cinnamon and brioche. The finish lasts for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Awards

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2018 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2017 - Silver - 80 - 85,9
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2015 - Silver - Outstanding
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2018 - Silver

Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne

Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

An XO Fine Champagne blend from Remy Martin

The purpose of this fine XO was to pay tribute to the sheer excellence of eaux-de-vie in the Fine Champagne terroirs of the Cognac region. Cellar Master Andre Giraud assembled the Remy Martin XO Cognac in 1981 showcasing the wonders of the rich, long and luxurious aromas and flavors that arise from the Petite and Grande Champagne crus. Approximately 85% of this Cognac is made up of eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne, which is revered in the region due to the unique chalkiness of the soil, and 15% from the Petite Champagne. The composition makes for very fine Cognacs that have great length and an exquisite rancio. As one of the most iconic Extra Old Cognacs, it is made up of over 400 eaux-de-vie. Such a careful assemblage indicates the highly complex aromatic structure, that can be appreciated with many different layers. As an Extra Old Cognac, some of the eaux-de-vie have been aged for over 37 years. It is a truly decadent Cognac, which is smooth on the palate, fruity and mellow tasting. An epitome for XO mastery of the Fine Champagne cru.

Remy Martin, Cognac house

Remy Martin are one of the most famous and well esteemed Cognac houses in the world, and have been the face of a number of high profile events. In fact, just last year, Remy Martin were named as the official supplier to the Cannes Film Festival, for which they released a XO Cognac Limited Edition. 

How to enjoy the XO by Remy Martin 700ml

Enjoy the Remy Martin XO straight, at room temperature or even on ice. You will be delighted to open your drinks cabinet to this iconic decanter. Fanned out in the shape of a luxurious mandala, it oozes opulence.

Remy Martin XO Awards

Rémy Martin XO won gold at the 2010 Spirits Business Cognac Masters (UK) and cinched a gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014.

Reviews (2)

Overall rating 0 1 2 3 4 3,50/5
By
on  12 November 2017
0 1 2 3 4
(4/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
4
Nose:
3
Palate:
5
Value for money:
4

Marvelous! One of the best I've tasted.

Starting with the nose: it is very attractive and inviting. Very complex and intriguing. Hints of hazelnuts and fruits, On the palate is very round and has hints of nutmeg, honey, and a general "fruity" character. The finish is exceptional with a long and satisfying aftertaste. Nutty, with vanilla and not too much oak. I like this style of Cognac better than many others.


By
on   1 October 2017
0 1 2 3 4
(3/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
3
Nose:
3
Palate:
4
Value for money:
3

Remy Martin XO review

I must say the nose is pretty intense, fruity & nutty - I really like the palate, very complex and rich in dark fruits. The after taste has a slight punch! Given it's a top4 cognac it's of course more expensive than other XOs that are less known. I rated this review in a blind tasting compared to other XOs.


About Remy Martin Cognac

This established Cognac house has been around since 1724, for nearly 300 years, producing exquisite Fine Champagne Cognac and eau-de-vie de Vin. Fine Champagne is the category of the highest quality in Cognac production. With products such as its famous blend Louis XIII, the house of Rémy with the black centaur logo on its bottles has found international acclaim and has seen an exciting history of family feuds, mergers - and in recent years - a boom in US popular culture.

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