Rémy Cointreau’s global retail arm has officially introduced the Rémy Martin Carte Blanche à Baptiste Loiseau n°1, the first in a new collection of limited-edition fine Champagne cognac, available exclusively at DFS in Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Named after Rémy Martin’s newest cellar master Baptiste Loiseau – who was recently appointed in 2014 to replace the retiring Pierrette Trichet – the Carte Blanche is, as its own name implies, where Loiseau was given complete freedom to create a special blend he wanted that he believes is characteristic of Rémy Martin. To that end, for this blend Loiseau dipped into one particular cask from the Gensac-la-Pallue cellar that exhibited harmonious notes of lilac and spicy notes of nutmeg. It’s resulted in a extremely refined yet powerful cognac with intense aromas of leather, incense and black tea, and a remarkably long finish.
“Rémy Martin is one of the best-loved brands of Cognac in the world and has over many generations established an enthusiastic fan base, particularly in Asia. Today’s consumers value heritage, tradition and authenticity, as did their forebears, but they covet also the new, the unusual, the exclusive. We are excited to work with DFS on the exclusive launch of this special limited edition, the first expression from our new Cellar Master at the House of Remy Martin, Baptiste Loiseau,” says Peter Sant, Managing Director, Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail.
Just a handful of numbered bottles of Carte Blanche n°1 have been created and are available exclusively at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport, at a price of S$295 from now until October 2016.