If you’re a man who likes his cognac on the rocks, you’re in for a treat with the arrival of a new interpretation of the Rémy Martin XO decanter.
With a focus on highlighting the trending tasting ritual of Rémy Martin on ice, the cognac house has collaborated with award-winning British furniture and lighting designer Lee Broom to reinterpret its XO decanter.
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Lee Broom is one of London’s top product designers and an eponymous brand recognized all over the globe. He has won over 30 awards for his luxury furniture and lighting designs and is well-known for his use of light and reflections in his work.
For the first time since its creation in 1981, the decanter has been re-envisioned; Lee Broom pays tribute to the iconic Rémy Martin XO glass decanter, injecting it with a distinctive edge by carving hundreds of fine “starburst” cuts into the indents of its solar shape. Each cut symbolizes one of the many eaux-de-vie within the Rémy Martin XO blend. Inspired by icicles, they not only amplify the radiance and opulence of the blend but also by the fabulous array of aromas revealed with the addition of a single ice cube.
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Rémy Martin XO is the signature of its cellar master: a blend of up to 400 eaux-de-vie sourced in Petite and Grande Champagne. Lee Broom’s meticulously crafted limited-edition decanter highlights the glass and its opulence – and adding a single ice cube to the amber liquid does the same.
For the uninitiated, Rémy Martin XO offers the perfect balance between fruit and spice. On the nose, expect an explosion of fragrances that delight the olfactory senses. This is followed by an astonishing generosity of flavours, from heady white flowers enhanced by deeper notes of passion fruit, ripe autumn fruits (plum, mature fig and candied orange) to spicy notes with a hint of nutmeg and freshly ground hazelnuts on the palate. The aromas of XO unfurl gradually throughout the tasting, finishing with gourmet notes of roasted cocoa beans, honey and gingerbread.
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Over ice, the tasting profile remains perfectly balanced and identical, although certain notes are enhanced like candied fruits and plum. Rémy Martin XO on ice also leaves a longer aftertaste on the palate.
And who doesn’t like that?
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