I missed out on a snow boarding trip to Mammoth this past weekend to attend a wedding. Weddings are a lot of fun with great live bands, and good food. Also can’t forget, the celebration of the bride and groom. Usually each dinner table has a bottle of cognac. Common ones I see all the time at weddings are Remy Martin, Hennessy, or Martell: V.S.O.P. (Ever wonder what V.S.O.P. stood for? Well, it means: Very Superior Old Pale.) Instead of the usual V.S.O.P. bottles, I saw this Martell bottle labelled “Noblige.” I never heard Noblige by Martell. I was excited because I was going to get to try a new cognac that I haven’t tasted. We were the first ones at our table, so we waited for everyone to sit and for the wedding to start. Once the bridge and groom was introduce, the drinks poured out. Yay!!!
I took the first sip and was blown away. It was smooth as Martell Cordon Bleu. Out of Martell’s and Remy’s XO, I like Cordon Bleu smoothness and taste. For a 1 liter bottle of Martell’s Cordon Bleu its a bit cheaper the Martell’s and Remy’s XO 750 ml bottle. It was my girlfriends friends wedding, so I was a bit of a new guy to everyone in the table. More reason for me to drink and have fun. I think I drank the most of the Noblige in the table out of everyone. Not to say I’m a heavy drinker, but I didn’t want the bottle to go to waste, because everyone was just only drank a little. So it was good food, good drinks, music, a fun celebration with the bride and groom. Within a few hours, we finished the bottle and end the night with good memories.
Overall Noblige is good to drink straight up with no rocks (ices) or having to mix with club soda or carbonated water. Usually I drink the V.S.O.P. on the rocks because it has a bit rough kick. With Noblige, smooth as ice, without the ice. This new brand of cognac from Martell was recently release around May of 2006. Noblige is the next step up from Martell V.S.O.P. and the price is between a Martell V.S.O.P. and Cordon Bleu. A price for 750ml of Noblige is usually between $40 to $50, depending where you buy your liquor at.
Remember to drink responsibly. One of my drink I’ve been wanting to try is Remy Martin Louis XIII.