01-03-14

Grand Marnier's new Cuvée du Centenaire bottle

The House of Marnier-Lapostolle has released a new version of its iconic Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire bottle.

Chic and sophisticated, the new bottle shows off the luminous amber colour of the liqueur which contrasts with the crystalline glass and thicker base, giving a very contemporary look, set off by silver and black accents. The label has been replaced by delicate, decorative platinum lettering, featuring the number one hundred in numerals.

History of the Cuvée du Centenaire
In 1880 Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle created Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge by audaciously combining cognac with orange, a rare and precious fruit at the time. Due to the liqueur's immense success, in 1927 he decided to celebrate the first century of the company's existence in a unique way by creating an exceptional product: the Cuvée du Centenaire. He presented it for the first time at a reception held at the Villa des Cèdres, on the French Riviera. This former residence of King Leopold II of Belgium was purchased by the Marnier Lapostolle family. Today, Louis-Alexandre's descendants want to enhance the image of this liqueur by giving it a new, contemporary look.

The Cuvée du Centenaire offers the perfect balance of the essence of tropical Citrus bigaradia orange, an extremely aromatic variety, with XO cognacs, primarily from the Cognac region's two finest crus: Petite and Grande Champagne. The blend becomes the liqueur after maturing for two years in oak barrels at the family château in Bourg Charente, located near Cognac, which allows it to acquire all of its harmony and roundness.

Colour
Medium amber tinged with copper.
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Aroma
Candied orange scents subtly fused with hints of spice.
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Flavour
Notes of dried fruit, gingerbread and nutmeg. 
Lovely lingering finish with nuances of macerated orange.

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