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Byline: Sim Bak Heng
SIM BAK HENG savours the House of Martell's latest creation.
It has the glamorous look, the aroma and the flavour.
L'Or de Jean Martell - touted as the prized cognac of the new millennium, the House of Martell's latest creation was unveiled in Cognac, France, recently.
The House has over 300 years of expertise in combining double distillation, four finest growths and a lengthy maturation in cognac-making.
The unveiling was accompanied with much fanfare at Galerie des Cotelle at Grand Trianon in Paris where guests enjoyed cocktails under the striking colours of the autumn evening sky before being led into the dining hall to sample luxury cuisine painstakingly prepared by a star-rated chef. Stored in a decanter with gold-plated shoulders and closure, L'Or is made of the oldest and most refined eaux-de-vie - clear, unsweetened fruit brandy - from Martell's cellar called Le Paradis. This is where eaux-de-vie are stored for more than 50 years, with …