Grand Marnier 150 Year is made with Cognac aged up to 50 years. It blends extremely rare Cognacs selected from only the best growing region, Grande Champagne. This bottling was released in 1977 for the 150th Anniversary of the House of Grand Marnier. Also known as Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire.
Nose: Candied orange blossom, with the balance of bergamot, wood and spicy notes.
Palate: Dried fruits, nutmeg and gingerbread. Macerated oranges in the length.
Finish: Lingering finish.
Deep polished copper. Dense and layered aromatics include orange marmalade, hints of fig paste and dried apricot overlaying suggestions of new leather and cigar box as flashes of cognac add depth. Astonishes with its thick, cream textured and impeccably balanced delivery filling the mouth with citrus oils and a burst of fresh peel; finish highlights the cognac and oak in a superb cascade of vanilla, dried citrus, rancio and lively spices. Fades with orange cake as the sugars are restrained for a perfectly poised farewell. An essay in precision and balance when it comes to liqueurs. First class. 40% Alc./Vol.
Proof: 80 (40% ABV)
Distillery: Marnier Lapostolle Distillery