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Rémy Martin premières Carte Blanche No1 at DFS

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail will première Carte Blanche à Baptiste Loiseau, the first in a new collection of limited edition Fine Champagne Cognac from the House of Rémy Martin, exclusively at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport.

Just 7,000 numbered bottles of Carte Blanche No1 have been created with a RRP of US$400. From June 1, Carte Blanche No1 will be rolled out in DFS stores at Hong Kong International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and San Francisco International Airport, where it will remain exclusive to DFS until the end of October when distribution will be extended to selected domestic markets.

Baptiste Loiseau is the cellar master of the House of Rémy Martin, who was appointed in 2014 at the age of just 34. During the years he spent perfecting his craft alongside his predecessor Pierrette Trichet, he tasted every eau-de-vie that had been set aside by previous cellar masters for their exceptional ageing potential. Now Loiseau has been granted “carte blanche” to reveal to the world his personal selection from these treasures.

Loiseau chose to dedicate his first Carte Blanche edition to a very special blend that is characteristic of Rémy Martin. One particular cask from the Gensac-la-Pallue cellar truly embodied the spirit of the House, revealing harmonious notes of lilac and spicy notes of nutmeg. The remarkable long finish, with intense aromas of leather, incense and black tea, has given life to this powerful and refined cognac. These eaux-de-vie were bottled at the cask strength to preserve their original attributes and to create a cognac of exceptional aromatic strength and finesse.

Rémy Martin limited edition Carte Blanche No1 is presented in the traditional yet contemporary Charentes bottle and encased in an elegant coffret that assures its position among the premium craft spirits.

Rémy Martin only uses grapes from the most sought-after growing regions, or crus - the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, together called the Fine Champagne. These crus are characterised by exceptionally chalky soil, which retains water, reflects light and ripens the grapes to absolute perfection. These subtleties in flavour are recognised by French law. Fine Champagne Cognac, made exclusively from eaux-de-vie of the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, is the only blend of two crus protected by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.

4 May 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor