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Chambord

Chambord Black
Raspberry Liqueur

 

By Robert Plotkin
http://www.chambordonline.com

It is difficult to imagine a liqueur more elegant than Chambord. It became an instant success when it was introduced in the early 1980s and has been a top-shelf denizen since its arrival. Now, Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is featured in such a large repertoire of classic and contemporary cocktails alike that the brand is permanently enrolled in the "must have" class. In the hands of the inspired, the super-premium brand has no creative limits.

Chambord is made on the premises of a traditional Loire Valley Chateau south of Paris in Cour-Cheverny France. The liqueur is crafted using all-natural ingredients. An infusion of fresh raspberries and blackberries is married with a proprietary blend of natural black raspberry fruit extract, cognac, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and delicate herbs and spices.

Everything about Chambord is sensational. The intrigue begins with its opaque appearance and extremely deep, ruby/purple hue. The liqueur has a luxuriously textured, medium-weight body and a wafting herbal and fruit bouquet. The semisweet palate is a lavish affair of raspberries, spice, herbs and a taste of honey. The flavors persist on the palate for a remarkably long finish.

Chambord was inspired by a unique, black raspberry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France in the late 17th Century. While visiting the Chateau de Chambord, King Louis XIV sampled the liqueur and became immediately enamored with it. The rest is history.