Aged: No age statement
Product of: France
Finally, the cognacs, double parfum of orange and sugar are blended together to create a harmonious flavour. The blend is then married by aging in small French oak casks for 12 months to further enhance its complexity of flavour.
The unique, individually numbered decanter alludes to the classic Grand Marnier bottle, itself inspired by the distinctive shape of copper pot stills. The glass 'shawl' has the effect of making the original 1880 Grand Marnier bottle shape appear contemporary while the extra glass adds a weighty luxurious feel to the decanter.
Review and Tasting
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.