Celebrating 2 years thesophisticatedcollector.com – #2 my Remy Martin Cognac collection

Good evening,

my second celebration post. This time all my Remy Martin Cognacs.

Within 2 years being sold traded or sometimes opened and enjoyed this is my collection right now in July 2013. I have more than one of some editions but i dont think i need to put them in the pic. Thanks for you support. Make sure to like my facebookpage.
On the pic: Remy Martin VS, Remy Martin VSOP, Remy Martin XO, Club de Remy Martin, Remy Martin Extra. Next post coming soon.

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The big one is a 3 liter club…

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Remy Martin XO Excellence Gold Cognac Limited Edition 2012 EU exclusive – Buy

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Good evening,

i found the time to introduce to you the new Remy Martin XO Collector edition – no press release content of course.

From now on i ad the word buy to attract more clicks…

Anyway here is my review:

Being spoiled by the fabolous Hennessy XO editions, the Remy Martin Exclusive is not that impressive.

But they have a great customer service, therefore i try to be objective.

The Remy martin XO excellence 2012 limited edition comes in a gold foiled cardboard box. Exclusive limited Edition is stated one the box, which is designed without love or passion. Red letters on gold never work, since the letters look differnet than the other words printed on the box. The picture of the bottle on the box is done quiet well though.

The bottle comes in a 700ml edition with fine XO excellence Cognac by Remy Martin.

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The backside of the bottle looks like a regular XO bottle. The front is painted with gold foil – looks liked airbrushed, but pretty decent therefore i like it. The stopper is made out of shiny golden plastic. Unfortunatly nothing about the design is mentioned on the box or the bottle. Im sure Remy Martin will improve its exclusive editions, because this is not top of the chain yet, as may be expected by this company.

But – its a must have for anyone thinking about building a serious collection for whatever reasons. The value will increase – nowadays everybody going crazy for Hennessy without checking the other houses. In a few years when they realised that Cognac is more than Hennessy – they will try to get the Remy stuff aswell – try to follow my point…

XO editions in gold seem to be the trend, Otard just release a golden XO and the new Hennessy XO 2013 edition is also gold foiled.

The Remy Martin bottle is not numbered, i prefer unnumbered collector editions by the way.

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Stats

Releasedate: December 2012
Retail: Ranging from 140 to 190 Euro
Quantity: unknown ( Not more than 50.000 approx. )
Value: join the club

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My personal favorite Cognac : Club de Rémy Martin

90% of all my bottles will never be opened for consumption, as long as I got them of course.

The missing 10 % will be Remy Martin Club bottles, I love it. You might ask why, so go on reading:

When I took a few months off last year, I travelled through Vietnam. Quite soon I figured out that every town has a liquor store. Those liquor stores are the absolute opposite of German liquor stores because the stores in Vietnam only have the highest quality spirits you can find, even in the smallest town. They had bottles which I could not even buy in wholesalestores about 100 miles around my hometown…

One day I saw I bottle that I had never seen before: the Remy Martin Club. Since I only had one backpack, even if I wanted to, I could not buy all the things I saw. I decided to buy a 350ml of Club de Remy Martin and kept it in my backpack for over one month. Compared to many over products the price was absolutely high, lets say a “European” price. I still got it and it is still sealed by the way.
Today I buy all Club bottles I can find.

I guess that is enough with my personal obsession with this one. Let´s start the interesting part:

The decanter is pretty unique compared to other products in the low price segment. The bottle is octagonal with a big belly and a very thin neck. It looks luxurious to people who do not waste their time with collecting Cognac. The Stopper is made out of cork with a heavy gold foiled metal top.

On the decanters chest is a metal plate with the Remy Martin logo = Le Centaure.

It was not easy to get appropriate information about the Club since its production is discontinued.
German Wikipedia says that it won a medal in 2004, I do not know how because the production stopped 17 years ago…

The club was available in many different designs and sizes, depending year and country where it was sold. The octagonal shape always stayed the same.

You can see some of the different editions at the end of this post, for details post a comment, I try to reply via email.
The Remy Martin Club targeted the Asian market and you can still find them in many stores over there.

The taste:

This is hard to tell, everyone himself should try it, because everyone has a different sense of taste.
To me it has a sweet taste, beginning with honey before after about 3 seconds the typical burning of spirits set in. It leaves smooth and quick as it had appeared. Try for yourself. You should know that it does absolutely not match with softdrinks, Cola for example. Mix VS or VSOP with Coke but not the Club ( Excuse moi, je suis un petit home bórne )

Enjoy my pictures!

Remy Martin VSOP Cognac Urban Lights 2011 limited edition

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I got it for cheap – That was a line printed on a shirt that i have seen one day some time ago.

And this is exactly the point when it comes to Cognac.

I just got the Remy Martin VSOP urban lights edition. This is a limited release in two different sizes 1 Liter and 0,7 Liter. On the picture you can see the 0,7 liter bottle.

Compared to other Cognac houses, the limited editions released by Remy Martin VSOP really look cheap and I do not like them that much, but I have to own them anyways. The collector editions from Remy Martin only look good on the promotion pictures…

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The regular shaped bottle has just a plastic cover with the limited edition print, from my point of view the normal bottle looks way better than the exclusive edition. As I said that is my personal point of view.

I browsed around the web and found some nice promotion websites. Remy launched a website looking like a night club and before you could enter it, you have to tell the bouncer the password to get the chance to win a trip.

Since I do not like and i do not promote facebook I was not willing to enter the site.

Anyway check out the pictures I took. DO YOU SEE A DIFFERENCE TO THE OFFICIAL PICTURE?

I have read that the cover reacts to black light, I´m going to check it tonight and will ad an additional picture, if it does.

Update: The effect of the black light is not even worth to mention…

Although this is a limited release I found no numbers so far, but since it is not that beautiful, its not that important to me.

Stats
Remy Martin VSOP Urban Lights
Release: 2011
Retailprice: 35,00 Euro
Quantity: unknown
Value: 50,00 € ( ad 2,50 € for each year since its release)