Cognac is rarely born of a single eau-de-vie or a single growing area, but generally from a blend of different ages and crus, sometimes up to a hundred of them.
It can be made also exclusively from certain “cru”, for example exclusively from “Grande Champagne”, but of different ages.
Grande Champagne : about 13,000 hectares of clay and compact chalk soil. The Grande Champagne cru is located around the town of Segonzac. It produces a very fine, high-quality Cognac. It is known as the Premier Cru du Cognac.
Petite Champagne : some 16,000 hectares of clay and a more compact chalky layer of soil. Petit Champagne is very much of the same quality, but a touch lighter. It’s vineyards lie to the south-west and south-east of Grande Champagne.
Fine Champagne : The blending of Grande and Petite Champagne with a minimum of 50% of Grande Champagne is called “Fine Champagne”.
Borderies : only 4,000 hectares of unique soil on the plateau above Charente river. The eau de vie has a slight nutty taste. Borderies, which lie around the town of Burie (north-west of City of Cognac), is the smallest of the crus in the terms of acreage. Eaux-de-vie from Borderies has rich, flowery aromas and it is known as "…Cognac that ladies prefer".
Fins Bois : 37,000 hectares of soil. characterized by quick aging environment. A subtle flowery bouquet characterizes this eau de vie. The largest, and by far the intriguing cru, is Fins Bois. Geographically, it rings the other three crus. It lies, approximately, in the triangle between the towns of Rouilliac, Matha and Pons. It has a rich, full, strong aromas with a touch of the maritime climate.
Bons Bois : less chalky but more earthy soil of 16,000 hectares that is well reflected in the eau de vie.
Bois Ordinaires et Bois Communs (Bois a Terroir); 30,000 hectares of soil influenced by the Atlantic climate. Bons Bois and Bois Ordinaires are the exterior crus heavily influenced by the climate of the Atlantic ocean. They contribute less and less to the overall production of Cognac but are, nevertheless, known to produce some interesting Cognacs.
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 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
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
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
DEAU cognac COLLECTION XO is soft, delicate and ample with a generous taste, and exhales aromatic flavors. A blend of cognacs sourced mostly from Petite Champagne and Fins Bois ,Cognac DEAU XO was aged in small Limousin oak wood barrels for 10 to 15 years, . Deep amber color and mahogany nuances. Floral (jasmine, violet) and fruit aromas (dry plum, cinnamon). Refined and elegant flavors, with delicate touch of oak wood. Ample, well balanced with an extra smooth finish. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €120.83 Incl. Tax: €145.00
A blend of Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne eaux de vie, Cognac DEAU BLACK is at the same time full of aromas and soft. Its name, BLACK , refers to the color of the glass used by the professional tasters during blind tasting sessions. Initial ageing takes place in new casks, followed by maturation in older casks less generous in tannins. A tasting note for Cognac DEAU BLACK notes intense floral flavors (iris, violet, honeysuckle, orange blossom). Delicious straight but also mixed with exotic fruit juices, tonic water and sodas. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €175.00 Incl. Tax: €210.00
This prestigious decanter contains a Cognac of prestigious caracter, at a 43% barrel strength. Amber yet light and elegant color. With sopisticated spices and sandalwood, the first nose is powerful. The palate is smooth, with honey, vanillia and spices. A surprising final length with leather notes that reflects both its age and identity.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €281.67 Incl. Tax: €338.00
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A Very Old Cognac presented in its luxurious golden box.
Produced exclusively from the CHATEAU DE BEAULON (XVth century) vineyards situated in the heart of the Saintonge region, within the region of Cognac.
- Chalky hillsides bathed in sunlight.
Respect for the environment, only NATURAL organic fertilisers are used to the exclusion of all chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Grape Varieties : Specific to the Château de Beaulon vineyard which transmits its own remarkable personality :
- Predominantly rare, original 17th century varietals : Folles Blanches, Colombards, MontilsExcl. Tax: €140.83 Incl. Tax: €169.00
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