Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tales from the top shelf: Remy Martin XO

Premiere Cru Grande Champagne Cognac

Web stuff:  Rémy Martin XO Premier Cru is the Exclusive XO - exclusively from the Grande Champagne, the most prestigious cru of Cognac, exclusively available in Duty Free. It's on my vacation to do list.

Its Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie makes XO Premier Cru a fine blend offering strength, intensity and elegance Floral aromas of jasmine and violet are joined by tobacco and leather spicy notes and plum fruit aromas.
How does it really taste?  It starts off with a cinnamony oaky taste and finishes with a lingering flavor of dates.  There's top shelf, this is TOP SHELF.
Cost: The best price that I found was $115 on American Airlines in-flight duty free "shop".
Grade: A
Cost Adjusted Grade: A Yep, it's worth it.  This is actually a bargain.  Lesser XO Cognac from Remy is typically $130-150 in the liquor store.


  1. gotten in LHR T5 for £52.99

  2. Very good cognac with fine taste!