Full Review

Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier
Cuvée 1880 Liqueur

Category: Flavored Brandy Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$349.99

Grand Marnier
Cuvée 1880 Liqueur

Category: Flavored Brandy Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Clear dark amber color. Oaky aromas and flavors of cocoa powder-dusted dried fruits, vanilla, dried apricot, tobacco, chai tea, and toasty oak with a glycerous, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with nuances of melon, roasted apricot, dried grass, cherry pie, anise, and smoky leather finish. A sweet and rich liqueur that is a natural pairing for aged brandies, cigars, and special occasions.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: cocoa powder-dusted dried fruits, vanilla, dried apricot, tobacco, chai tea, and toasty oak
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of melon, roasted apricot, dried grass, cherry pie, anise, and smoky leather
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Tipperary #1, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and rich liqueur that is a natural pairing for aged brandies, cigars, and special occasions.

The Producer or Importer

Campari America

The Producer or  Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 415-315-8000

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