A Culi­nary Feather in Fran­schhoek's Cap

SLOW Magazine - - Contents - Text & Im­age © House of Rémy Mar­tin

At the oc­ca­sion of the glam­orous 71st Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, Rémy Mar­tin, the of­fi­cial sup­plier to the fes­ti­val for the 15th year in a row, un­veiled its lat­est XO lim­ited edi­tion. In­spired by the gleam­ing light-bulb let­ters of an­cient movie the­atres, the bot­tle is high­lighted by a mul­ti­tude of golden dots rep­re­sent­ing the var­i­ous eaux-de-vie that make up this com­plex cognac. It also cre­ates a vis­ually mod­ern style, very sim­i­lar to pix­els or mo­saic art. The el­e­gant black-and-gold box that the bot­tle is pre­sented in glo­ri­fies the ra­di­ance of the XO de­canter. Op­u­lent, Radiant, Refined In 1981 Cel­lar Mas­ter An­dré Gi­raud crafted an XO that would bring out all the com­plex­ity and ex­cel­lence of this Cognac Fine Cham­pagne. The iconic Rémy Mar­tin XO, pro­duced with up to 400 aged eaux-de­vie, bears the un­mis­tak­able sig­na­ture of the House’s cel­lar mas­ter.

The in­ten­sity of the am­ber hue sug­gests a radiant taste, an ex­cep­tional soft­ness, and a so­phis­ti­cated beauty, and its aro­mas of white flow­ers, ac­cents of plums, figs and can­died or­anges res­onate with the notes of cin­na­mon and freshly grated hazel­nuts. The dis­tin­guished op­u­lence, the inim­itable tex­ture, and the warm au­then­tic­ity of Rémy Mar­tin XO make it far more than just a cognac. About Rémy Mar­tin Founded in 1724, Rémy Mar­tin is the em­bod­i­ment of Cognac Fine Cham­pagne. Its cog­nacs – the fruit of the pres­ti­gious re­gions of Grande and Pe­tite Cham­pagne – hold out­stand­ing age­ing po­ten­tial. The ex­clu­sive se­lec­tion of grapes that make up the heart and soul of cognac, com­bined with the ex­per­tise of the cel­lar masters, cre­ate a one-of-a-kind aro­matic in­ten­sity. For over 300 years the House has pur­sued one am­bi­tion: to re­veal the tal­ents of na­ture and hu­mankind through its quest to cap­ture the very heart of cognac.

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