Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. Review

Remy bottle

Rémy Martin is a producer of champagne cognacs including Grande Champagne, Fine Champagne and Petit Champagne cognacs. Rémy Martin is the second largest Cognac house, behind Hennessy. Rémy Martin’s vineyards are the largest in the Grande and Petit Champagne appellations in the Cognac region.

Rémy Martin V.S.O.P.

Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. is a fine champagne cognac, that blends eaux de-vie from the Grand Champagne (55%) and Petit Champagne (45%) growing crus in the cognac region. Ninety seven percent of the eaux-de-vie in Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. is distilled from Ugni Blanc grapes. Rémy Martin also adds a small percentage of eaux-de-vie distilled from Colombard and Folle Blanche grapes. Rémy V.S.O.P was first produced in 1927.

The Review

We tasted Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. straight in a brandy snifter. Here is our review.

Price

Of the V.S.O.P.s produced by the big four, including, Hennessy, Martell, and Courvoisier, Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. is priced closest to the highest V.S.O.P. of the four- Hennessy’s Privilège V.S.O.P.

Alcohol: 40% (80 proof)

Age: Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. is a blend of 200 eaux-de vie aged 4-12 years in French Limousin oak barrels.

The Bottle/Label

Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. is packaged in a green wine bottle with a gold Rémy emblem embossed on the front. (see above)

The Color

22K copper gold.

The Nose (Nez)

Vanilla and cloves.

Mouth (En Bouche)

Dried figs, raisins, brazil nuts, dark cocoa powder, caramel, liquorice, cola and oak.

Finish

Medium with salty tones and spicy nuts.

Overall

Remy Martin is a cognac that shows its age and wears it well. There is no youthful freshness in Remy Martin’s V.S.O.P., but rather mature scents and flavors of leather, spice and bittersweet chocolate.

Because of its darker complexity, Remy Martin V.S.O.P., in our opinion, is not a prime candidate for mixing and it better suited for an introspective sipping session. A simple Rémy Martin V.S.O.P., ginger ale and lime, however, worked well in our tasting.

Awards: Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. won a gold medal at the 2010 UK Spirits Business Cognac Masters.

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The Rémy Martin House
20, Rue de la Société Vinicole – 16100 COGNAC
Tél: + 33 (0)5 45 35 76 66
Email: visites.remymartin@remy-cointreau.com
Website: http://www.visitesremymartin.com/

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