Introduction by BillieBLVD
There are many similarities in the properties of cognac and whiskey and even more similarities in how they are produced but much like the 98% identical DNA we share with primates the 2%
difference can take us to the moon. In this instance the marginal difference has produced one of the most coveted Cognacs on the planet, LOUIS XIII ($2500). I cannot say that I have
ever tasted it but I can dream can't I?
While Scotch remains as a staple for cigar pairings Cognac is a formidable competitor for shelf space in my personal stash
but for a moment let us remember that Cognac is so popular that its also a color (a copper like dark amber in most cases). Cognac has been used to refer to fine leather for a long time and
that in itself makes me want to pair my Cognac with some form of fashion. Well why not a watch?
By Christopher Beccan | http://www.hautetime.com/
Subtle Complexity: Since
1724, the House of Rémy Martin has produced premium cognacs that consistently appeal to the world’s most discerning connoisseurs. A profound love of the land, a continuity of family ownership and
a passionate commitment to excellence has sustained Rémy Martin for nearly three centuries. Known as the King of Cognacs, LOUIS XIII has been widely recognized as one of the world’s finest
cognacs. It represents an intricate alchemy blended from 1,200 eaux-de-vie, created from Ugni Blanc grapes born of the soft chalky soils of Grande Champagne, the finest and most coveted growing
area at the heart of France’s Cognac region. The storied journey of each bottle of LOUIS XIII takes up to 100 years to complete, as three different generations of Cellar Masters oversee each
bottle’s evolution from grapes to glass, functioning as servants of time who will never see the culmination of their work. The result is a delicate balance of savoir-faire and craftsmanship, as
well as decades of careful attention and, quite simply, patience.
Tasting Notes: on the nose:
you’ll experience sweet notes of sherry, followed by liquorice, vanilla, cinnamon and demerara sugar. After a couple of swirls in the glass more notes are released in the form of, chocolate,
tobacco, lavender, jasmine, plums, lychee, red apples, pineapple and marzipan. Rounding of the nose are notes of orange peel, maraschino cherries and a hint of oak. On the palate: complex notes
of apricots, peaches, plum and vanilla make the taste buds tingle. Followed by notes of apples, cinnamon, light spices, liquorice and almonds. The finish: is long, sweet, spicy and floral, with a
lingering perfume note like parma violets.
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