Camus marks 50 years of French-Chinese relations with one-off piece

The House of Camus has created an exclusive one-off piece for The Elysée to mark 50 years of French-Chinese relations.

The Camus 1964 Presidential Coffret was presented by French President François Hollande to President Xi Jinping of China as a symbolic gift during the latter’s recent state visit to France.

To create the Presidential Coffret, the House of Camus selected from its private collection a 1964 vintage Cognac, kept for its intense aromas and delicate bouquet and nurtured for many years in oak casks.

The Cognac is bottled in a crystal decanter produced by Baccarat, also an internally renowned symbol of French craftsmanship. The iconic decanter is another tribute to the 50th anniversary, as it was originally created to contain a Cognac specially blended to celebrate Camus’ 50th anniversary.

The bottle is housed in a case handmade by a French master cabinetmaker using precious French wood.

French President François Hollande presenting the Camus 1964 Presidential Coffret to President Xi Jinping of China during the latter’s recent state visit to France

Cognac was the first ever Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) to be recognised and protected in China. Furthermore, in 1964 France was the first major western nation to acknowledge the People’s Republic of China officially, making the Camus 1964 Presidential Coffret a fitting gift.

Since 2004, Camus has benefited from a strategic partnership with Chinese spirit producer Kweichow Moutai, which was established with the purpose of promoting both Moutai and Cognac all over the world. The House of Camus describes the alliance as “an excellent example of Sino-French cooperation in the world of spirits”.

The 1964 Presidential Coffret is a symbol of French craftsmanship par excellence, says Camus
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