Check out what Cognac-Expert’s Michelle eviewed for you: Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal!
Since 1724 and for five generations the House of Rémy Martin have created Fine Champagne cognacs that have been driven by the quest to capture the Heart of Cognac. Due to its success in the United States, Rémy Martin lovers will be very pleased to hear that 1738 Accord Royal has now reached Europe, where of course it was created in the first place. Cellar master Georges Clot created this blend in 1997 to celebrate an important moment in cognac and Rémy Martin history.
The original style bottle and its name is a reference to the year when King Louis XV of France gave Royal Permission for Rémy Martin to plant a new vineyard. At the time this was strictly forbidden throughout France, but due to the sovereign’s approval of the quality and savoir-faire of Rémy Martin cognacs, he authorised the vineyard planting, which was mature enough for cognac production some 14 years later.
1738 Accord Royal
On the eye this is a really deep, rich copper color. Before you even put your nose to the glass you can tell that this Rémy Martin blend is going to be an opulent one. The color reflects the fact that the eaux-de-vie has been distilled on the lees using small copper pot stills and then aged in toasted Limousin oak casks. On the nose it is rich and evokes dark fruit marmalade – figs and plums for example. Then there is toffee and baked spices, and the toasty aroma from the oak casks is also evident. The aroma profile is reflected very well on the palate: round and rich, with a touch of sweetness from the toffee moving to a hint of chocolate, and a tingle from the baked spices finishing it off. This cognac has a smooth and almost creamy finish with longevity.
How to enjoy Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
This is a very sumptuous cognac consumed neat and at room temperature. Add an ice cube to lift and open it up for a different experience. Or create a premium cocktail of your choice that ideally includes citrus elements. There were two 1738 cocktails at La Maison Rémy Martin Private Members’ Club in London in November. The first was called Vagabond and it consisted of 1738, Dolin Dry infused with chamomile and jasmine, homemade grenadine and lemon. The second cocktail was a take on the classic Sidecar, so 1738, Cointreau Noir and lemon. With food, this would be outstanding with a homemade sticky toffee pudding and without a doubt, with (and not on) the Christmas pudding this year!
– by Michelle Brachet