No age statement
Category: Cognac orange liqueurs
Product of: France
Quintessence is based on exceptionally old cognacs (between 25 and 105 years-old) sourced exclusively from the Grande Champagne region, many of them from the Marnier family's own Paradise (personal cellar) in Bourg Charente Castle. The final blend comprises of more than 20 different cognacs. Read more
Sampled on 18/07/2011
Clear, copper amber with bright golden highlights.
Complex, flamed orange zest, floral nose with almond, vanilla, Indian spice and sandalwood aromas.
Complex and harmonious. Citrus flavours vye between kumquat, orange crème brûlée and bitter orange zest while balanced sweetness comes in the form of caramel, honey, marzipan, vanilla and white chocolate. Fortifying spirity cognac notes form the third tightly integrated element with black pepper, almond, prunes and dry spicy oak.
The lingering finish is a continuation of the palate but with more marzipan and tropical fruit emerging.
Closure: Natural cork stopper