St-Remy Brandy has unveiled the fifth expression of its exclusive Cask Finish Collection, the Oloroso Sherry Casks. The Collection from the Loire Valley brand celebrates St-Rémy’s Master Blender, Cécile Roudaut’s expertise in selecting and maturing the Brandy in various types of cask.
For the fifth edition, Cécile Roudaut’s quest for the perfect cask brought her to aging St-Rémy in ten casks that previously held Oloroso Sherry, a fortified wine from the Spanish region of Jerez de la Frontera. The influence of the Oloroso Sherry Casks brings to the brandy notes of red fruits, cherry, fig, dates, fresh butter, ginger and liquorice.
“The dance between brandy and sherry wood is like an expressive tango. The Oloroso Sherry Casks create incredibly rich notes of red fruits, figs, dates, and cooked and candied fruits to St-Rémy brandy,” notes Roudaut.
Launching the collection with the French Chardonnay Casks in 2018, the Cabernet-Sauvignon Casks in 2019, and now with the recent Sherry Casks, the expression is important to Cécile. Before working in the world of spirits, she worked in the wine industry where she learned about the wine making process and grape varieties and explored the influences of casks and the aromatic final product. These experiences influenced Cécile’s choice of selecting a Cask for the limited-edition St-Rémy Brandy.
On the nose, St-Remy Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish presents red fruits, cooked and candied fruits with a hint of biscuit. The palate is round and sweet with notes of candied and dried fruits, biscuits, dates, chocolates, and figs.
Only 17,800 bottles available of the Brandy will be made available and will be released in global travel retail markets, including UAE, Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Singapore as well as domestic markets Canada, Mexico, Norway, Finland, UAE, Taiwan, Russia and China. It will be available in two formats, a 70cl and 1L.