Liqueur - Navan
House of Grand Marnier
House of Grand Marnier, Neauphle le Chateau
Importer: Marmier-LaPostolle Co., New York, New York
Ingredients: Cognac, Madagascar vanilla
PROOF: 80 (40% )
AGE: Not Applicable
PRICE: $39.00 750 ML
Notes: This is a liqueur made from the blending of cognac and vanilla beans from Madagascar.
Appearance: Clear bright orange/yellow, on swirling, it leaves a thick clear coat on the inside of the glass and shows some legs. However, it is well blended in that the essential oils do not separate from the alcohol base- a difficult trick to accomplish.
First Impression:Thick, oily almost syrup like entry. Intense heavy bouquet of cognac wrapping around the vanilla.
Taste: Coats the tongue with the flavor of vanilla, sugar, glycerin (?). The body is almost syrup (maple or cough)-like as it slides down the throat, some burn at the back of the throat with a cloying aftertaste.
Drinks: Not a lot has been developed for it. Lacks some of the complexity of Grand Marnier.
Final Thoughts: Expensive for what it is. Limited drinks recipes don't help either. Might be useful as a dessert flavoring - or alternatively something to put on those pancakes for your new houseguest the morning after. Probably be safe for celiacs or others looking for a wheat free product. While we generally like Grand Marnier products we can't get excited about this one.
Bottle: Clear glass bell shaped with rounded shoulders with a octoganal sided neck terminating in a silver colored neck foil and screw cap.Combination of applied labels and silkscreening.
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