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Notes: 1950s Remy Martin VSEP

1950s Remy Martin VSEP - 40%

Remy specializes in Fine Champagne production which isn't a specific cru but rather a designation for blending distillate from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Since 1948, every bottle of Remy has carried this designation. I wasn't able to unearth the distinction between VSOP and VSEP, but my gut is they are fairly interchangeable and indicate a minimum of 4 years aging.

In 1990, Remy merged with Cointreau to form the Remy Cointreau. Their portfolio consists of:

Rémy Martin cognac, Louis XIII cognac, Mount Gay Rum, Cointreau liqueur, METAXA,

Bruichladdich, The Botanist gin, St-Rémy French brandy. Domaine des Hautes Glaces French single malt whisky, and Westland American single malt whiskey.


Notes: Nose is overripe and fruit driven. Pear. Vanilla. Tangerine. Blueberry. Light wood. The palate is fat and full (likely some dosage - but doesn't get cloying or sticky). Candied peach rings. Clementine. Pear. Vanilla cream. Little citrus spike into the oak mid-palate. Finish is short and clean.

Pour This For: The oak, body, and light fruit will translate well for sub-100 proof bourbon fans.

Score: 6 (Solid) Very full, soft, and creamy - just shy of flabby. Fairly linear without being boring.


Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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