I’m not fond of wines and spirits, but the experience of drinking Remy Martin XO was something else. It was an awesome tasting experience dubbed Opulence Revealed by Remy Martin held at the Flame Restaurant of Discovery Primea Hotel. I got to really appreciate the award-winning cognac in the presence of International Brand Ambassador Chian Mei Gan.
It’s a brand I’ve grown to be familiar with but never really tasted. Remy Martin XO was created in 1981 by legendary Cellar Master Andre Giraud. It’s a tribute to almost three centuries’ worth of heritage carried by the House of Remy Martin. It’s made from grapes grown in the vineyards of Grand and Petite Champagne in France. It’s blended from around 400 eaux de vie and aged up to 37 years.
With such a process, every sip is a multi-sensory experience. It’s complex, especially for me having it for the first time, but Chian Mei helped me and the rest of the media guests appreciate it. She directed us in savoring the goodness of the golden spirit alongside fruits such as grape and pear, walnuts and hazelnuts, dried apricots and figs, and spices like cinnamon, chocolates, cheeses.
These foods highlighted the exquisite and sophisticated flavors of the XO. The Opulence Revealed experience allows guests to discover a deeper understanding and appreciation of the finer points of Remy Martin XO cognac through an exploration of textures, flavors and aromas. Once savored, one glass is never enough.
I learned a lot at the Opulence Revealed Remy Martin XO tasting event. As mentioned, the cognac is made of quality ingredients and aged to perfection. When turn your glass around allowing the drink to swirl on its side, you’ll see that it clings a little longer on the sides unlike other drinks. That’s proof of the quality of the cognac you’re drinking. I also learned that you’re not supposed swirl a Remy Martin vigorously like you would with a wine.
And more than just revealing flavors and aromas, ”Opulence Revealed” also unravels the brand’s guiding principles and why Remy Martin is simply a cut above the rest among other cognac houses. Through education, engagement, and personal discovery, the esteemed house of Remy Martin seeks to inspire a new generation of refined cognac enthusiasts.
For a smoother, full-bodied and long-lasting taste, enjoy Remy Martin XO in the way its creator Andre Giraud intended – neat, no mixer, no ice. Although I did enjoy the mixes served at the event. For updates on Remy Martin, visit www.remymartin.com or follow @RemyMartin on Facebook and lnstagram.