The Age of Cognac
A Cognac may only be soldy when its youngest eau-de-vie reaches a minimum of two and a half years old, as of the first day of October following the harvest of the grapes.
Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age.
Once transferred into glass, the Cognac stops maturing . It stands still.
V.S (for Very Special) , also called *** (or Three Stars) is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least two and a half years old.
V.S.O.P ( for Very Superior Old Pale) , also called Reserve, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is between four and a half and six and a half years old.
XO (for Extra Old ) , Napoléon, also called Hors d'âge, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least six and a half years old.
Most Cognac houses will use Cognacs much older than those required by law, allowing X.Os to reach a minimum of twenty years old, in order to reveal their very best.
A Tribute to Martell’s 300 year anniversary. The oldest among the main Cognac houses, Martell honors its 300th anniversary with the release of a limited edition of its legendary Cordon Bleu – conceived by Edouard Martell in 1912. This blend was aged in oak casks made from a 300-year old tree, as a symbol of the link of the present with the past. Cordon Bleu “A Tribute to Martell’s 300 year anniversary” blends more than one hundred eaux-de-vie from the 4 growth areas in Cognac: Petite Champagne, Grand Champagne, Fins Bois and of course Borderies. The unusual use of Eaux de Vie from Borderies, refined yet fruity, is the signature of Martell. The vintage bottle and label reflects Edouard Martell’s 1912 design. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €125.00 Incl. Tax: €150.00
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On its tri-centenial, Martell Cognac has partnered with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to create a limited edition bottle “Paris Style” insoired by Paris' Montmartre. The Martell VSOP bottle becomes alive, pops with bight colors and fun designs. It captures the vibrant Montmartre spirit of the 1920's. We love this very limited edition and salute the creative venture! Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €42.92 Incl. Tax: €51.50
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A l’issue d’un magnifique diner de famille au Château de Chanteloup, là où a grandi mon Père et qui a bercé de nombreux souvenirs d’enfance, j’ai dégusté pour la premiere fois le Cognac Martell Chanteloup Perspective. Longtemps, j'ai pensé que le Cordon Bleu était inégalable en grâce et élégance. Chanteloup Perspective est un véritable régal des sens. Sa richesse d'arômes, douceur et longueur en bouche approchent la perfection. Avec beaucoup de parti pris, certes. Chantal Firino Martell Martell Chanteloup Perspective is a recognition to the estate that has inspired Nine generations of family members and cellar masters: the landscapes and views seen from a walkway leading to the Chanteloup cellar. The arms of my family are engraved on the decanter, Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €271.67 Incl. Tax: €326.00
Benoît Fil, Martell Cellar Master, describes this blend :" a unique cognac in the XO category, Martell Cordon Bleu is beautifully complex and rich in aromas. The Borderies expands its smooth caramelised character, tones of sweet spices, gingerbread and roasted cocoa beans. "
The legendary Cordon Bleu was conceived by Edouard Martell in 1912. This blend was aged in oak casks . The unusual use of Eaux de Vie from Borderies, refined yet fruity, is the signature of Martell. The bottle and label reflects Edouard Martell’s 1912 original design.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €123.33 Incl. Tax: €148.00
A soft buttery style with a rounded smoky character and an elegantly textured mouthfeel. Leaning towards an after-dinner style or with lighter cigars.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €47.50 Incl. Tax: €57.00
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