Produced in the heart of the Cognac region, Rémy only uses grapes grown from the Cognac Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne area for this offering. (Other Rémy products uses different growths and/or proportions of growths for each). Distilled in small classic alembic charentais copper stills the resulting eau de vie is then aged in Limousin oak in their private cellars and then is carefully blended to profile. Remy offers many different cognacs to fit ones taste and/or budget within their portfolio.Some of the other cognacs from Remy that we have reviewed are the VSOP and their 1989 vintage year release. Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal 2 is a lovely blend of over 240 eau de vies of cognac the minimum age is 4 years and the oldest 20 years. This makes it a bit short of an XO but on the flip side less than half the money (around $50 or so), also in its favor is that it has a higher percentage of Grande Champagne growth grapes than the VSOP. 1738 has many of the aroma and taste characteristics that whiskey lovers -be they Scotch , Bourbon or Irish enthusiasts-enjoy so it makes for a great cognac to have in your collection if you like those types of spirits also. Also if I may dare say so, it reminds us somewhat of one of our other favorite brandies , armagnac in the heavier body and lovely aromas.
Nose: Apricots, figs, apples, vanilla, caramel, leather and oily nuts and some oak. A sweet, concentrated champagne or jam like-like smell to it with an admixture of floral scents. Very distinctive, aromatic with a nice blend of heavier bass notes to it also.
Appearance: Attractive red/gold color, leaves thin coat on swirling. Could be mistaken for a bourbon in color.
Taste: Sweetish entry, then drying pleasantly. Medium silky body, with a lot of ripe fruit notes, with concentrated almost raisin or ice wine type notes with more pronounced hints of vanilla and oak pepper than their other marques and a lovely somewhat charcoal, vanilla and oak lingering finish.