A truly stunning Cognac from Remy Martin. It is blended from around 1,200 different eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne appellation, and some of the spirit was distilled more than 100 years ago. This is a favourite of Elton John, Christian Dior and even Winston Churchill, who celebrated his election with it in 1951. It was served to Queen Elizabeth II in the Versailles Palace to celebrate her visit of 1957.
Very floral, with honeysuckle, and sweet, with delicately perfumed fruit – melon and peaches. There is also a hint of flowery honey and a marzipan nuttiness.
Cinnamon, almonds, peach, orange and orange blossom, and woody spice. The succinct note in my notebook simply says 'like eating twigs and sweet flowers'.
Delicate grape, sweet oak spice, melon and lingering floral notes.