An exceptional Grand Marnier created in 1977 by the Chairman of the company, Jacques Marnier-Lapostolle, to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. It was for many years reserved exclusively for the Marnier-Lapostolle family and their close friends. It is now available in very limited quantities.
Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire is based on rare Cognac reserves primarily from Grande Champagne. Equivalent to 'Extra' Cognacs and well above the age required for XO, the Cognacs used to make this liqueur have an average age of between 25 and 30 years and some are as much as 50 years old.
Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire undergoes an extended final maturation period in large oak casks for at least three years to ensure harmonious structure and rich complexity. The finished liqueur comprises of 82% Cognac and contains 237 grams of sugar per litre.
The richly decorated, hand-painted, art deco bottle depicts orange blossom on one side and a grape laden vine on the other, both images reflecting the liqueur's ingredients. The bottle has a gold wax seal and is presented in a gift box. The copy is a copy from an old limited bottle from the 1930s.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 06/02/2012
Clear, topaz colour with gold and amber tones.
Wonderfully refined with cinnamon and mandarin, along with the leather aromas characteristic of an old Cognac.
Velvety, honeyed and complex with mature Cognac – figs, dried prunes and maple syrup immediately apparent. Wood and vanilla accents with bitter marmalade and orange zest.
More subtle hints of lemon, cinnamon and bitter almond add depth and interest.