Remy Martin 1965
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Rémy Martin takes the greatest of the Champagne regions, both Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, and uses their chalky soils and classic grape varietals to produce a spirit that can live not just for decades but for centuries. This rare meeting of the two regions is protected by the 1938 French law Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, which officially recognizes and approves the blend. Rémy Martin signed the first agreement between these two regions in 1965, thus giving that particular year great meaning and historical significance. The resulting Cognac is born of the grape varietal Ugni blanc from the harvest of 1965. The nose is faintly reminiscent of blueberries, as well as caramel, coffee and taffy covering a ripe red delicious apple. The palate is warm and the fragrance so intense that you can smell it while it's in your mouth. It finishes with more vanilla, orange zest, apples, figs and toasted almonds. Memorable, historic, classic, spectacular... may we have another please?