Remy Martin Unveils $1,000 "Diamant" Cognac
"Diamant" Fine Champagne Cognac is crafted from some of the most sought after grapes in the Champagne region. According to Cellar Master Pierrette Trichet, Diamant contains very rare grapes and boasts traditional distillation methods and long maturation in Limousin oak casks. "To create Rémy Martin Diamant, I have selected the rarest eaux-de-vie from the heart of Cognac – from among the top 10% that are the most prized - and polished them like a precious stone," says Trichet.
Fine Champagne Cognac blends between 300 and 400 eaux-de-vie made exclusively with grapes from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne regions. Rémy Martin selects each year eaux-de-vie from Petite and Grande Champagne, from among the local distillers' best production.
On the nose, Rémy Martin Diamant has delicate floral notes of honeysuckle and iris, followed by an aromatic heart of summer fruits such as plum and fig. After that come notes of hazelnuts, candied orange and hints of saffron and jasmine.
Inspired by a faceted diamond nestling in a jewelry box, Diamant will be launched in October at DFS stores in celebration of the leading travel retailer's 50th anniversary. Price: US$1,000. The DFS launch will be followed in December by the Cognac's introduction at other key travel retail outlets.