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  • Double Gold - World Spirits Competition 2016
  • Nick's Import

Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centenaire Liqueur (700ml)

FRANCE
$199. 00 Bottle
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Luxurious, classic and deeply satisfying.

A step up from Grand Marnier's entry level bottling is the harder to find 'Cuvee du Centenaire'. First released in 1927 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the company, it employs Cognac reserves aged up to 25 years (primarily from Grande Champagne) combined with the distilled essence of Seville oranges. The end result is married for around two years in oak.

Tasting note: Deep bright brassy gold appearance. Immediately impresses with its oh-so-fresh orange peel lift that delights the olfactory sense. Subsequent inspection locates the cognac, seamlessly integrated into the citrus, identifiable as hints dried fig and sweet cigar box and adding depth and complexity; Further exposure seems to melt the entirety into a stunning orange marmalade bliss, although the interchange between fresh peel and sweeter, heavier notes never really ends. Now orange cake, now hints of jaffa… The silky, creamy entry builds into a concentrated mid palate burst that's initially sweet then tempered by tingling spices and gentle peel. Excellent palate length. Ends luxurious, long and perfectly poised with candied peel and gentle spirit warmth. Classic and deeply satisfying. 40% alc./Vol.

Other reviews...Amber. Subtle orange rind nose. A smooth, bright entry leads to a medium-to full-bodied palate with candied orange and brown spice notes followed by a lush wave of warming alcohol. Subtly complex, extremely refined, and highly polished. 40% Alc./Vol.
International Review of Spirits Award: Platinum Medal
97 points (Superlative)

- tastings.com

The palate is balanced between the citric acid, alcohol, Cognac and wood, with the Cognac always prevailing. Concludes with finesse, a sweet-sour presence, and an incredibly lush texture.
96-100 points - wineenthusiast.com

Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016