By Azuka Ogujiuba
Last month, Florian Heriard Dubreuil, member of the House of Rémy Martin visited Lagos and Abuja, sharing bespoke Rémy Martin XO Opulence Revealed experiences with select guests in the two cities.
In 1981, to reinforce the quality strategy of the Rémy Martin House, it was decided to create XO, which would express the excellence of the cognac Fine Champagne. The Cellar Master André Giraud with his expertise crafted a blend of over 400 eaux-de-vie. On the nose, it offers a wide spectrum of aromas of late summer fruit combined with rich floral notes of white flowers such as jasmine. The perfect expression of cognac Fine Champagne opulence on the palate with mature flavours of juicy plums, candied oranges, hint of hazelnuts and cinnamon. A velvety texture with a lingering finish.
Opulence Revealed explores the different families of flavours present in this unique cognac. The experience is as visually arresting as it is flavourful; guests were treated to a beautiful table spread on which all the various elements were displayed – a veritable bouquet of flowers joined by decadent parmesan, candied ginger, artisanal chocolate, dried figs, honey, plums, hazelnuts, cinnamon and more. Guests were encouraged to sample these aromas as Florian Heriard Dubreuil guided them through a Rémy Martin XO tasting.
“The concept of Opulence Revealed was created to bring the intricate flavour profiles of Rémy Martin XO to life in a tangible way and it was an honour to share this very special sensory experience with our guests”, shared Florian Heriard Dubreuil.