This September, St-Rémy Brandy releases the fifth expression to join its exclusive Cask Finish Collection, the Oloroso Sherry Casks.
St- Rémy Cask Finish Collection 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 result exceeded all expectation, with the influence of the Oloroso Sherry Casks bringing to the brandy notes of red fruits, cherry, fig, dates, fresh butter, ginger and liquorice.
Cécile Roudaut says, “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.”
The unique exploration of different casks leads to a unique tasting experience, and for this reason, the Oloroso Sherry Casks edition has limited availability, with only 17,800 bottles available in two formats, a 70cl and 1L bottles.
“Since its successful launch in 2018, the St-Rémy Cask Finish Collection has become an important part of our range,” says St-Rémy Global Brand Director Hervé Buzon. “Every new release is highly anticipated, and demand is strong, we have to carefully manage allocations for the limited number of bottles issued. The Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish range is the expression of our Master Blender’s creativity and expertise in selecting different types of casks each time.”
Launching the collection with the French Chardonnay Casks in 2018, the Cabernet-Sauvignon Casks in 2019, and now with the recent Sherry Casks, these expressions are important to Cécile. Before working in the world of spirits, Cécile worked in the wine industry. During this time, Cécile learnt about the wine making process and grape varieties and explored the influences of casks and the wonderfully aromatic final product. These experiences influenced Cécile’s choice of selecting a Cask for the limited-edition St-Rémy Brandy.
The St-Rémy Oloroso Sherry Casks finish will be found in domestic markets, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Finland, UAE, Taiwan, Russia and China from September 2020. Following this, it will be launching into global travel retail markets such as UAE, Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Singapore from 2021.
The Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Tasting Notes
Appearance: Dark Golden with amber hues
Nose: Red fruits, cooked and candied fruits with a hint of biscuit
Palate: Round and sweet with notes of candied and dried fruits, biscuits, dates, chocolates and figs