“I was impressed by the foresight with which Jean Martell and his successors developed the export trade in the 18th century. The vision of the barrels of cognac travelling around the world to far-flung destinations inspired this theme.”

Pierre Marie

Cordon Bleu Travel Retail Exclusivity by Pierre Marie

For the 2020 festive season, Maison Martell is renewing its Martell Exclusives initiative, bringing together an international trio of creative talents to reinterpret three emblematic products as part of a limited-edition gifting collection. 

Renowned for his exquisitely detailed designs which fuse references to ancestral craft techniques with contemporary visual codes, artist and ornamentist Pierre Marie reinterpreted House icon Martell Cordon Bleu. The design, entitled The Epic Voyage, illustrates the subsequent journey of the vine and the oak around the world with motifs of ships, trains and hot-air balloons, interspersed with red and gold clouds, a traditional Chinese symbol of good fortune. 

Cordon Bleu The Epic Voyage Edition by Pierre Marie The spirit

The spirit

Martell Cordon Bleu is the cognac for true connoisseurs and has acquired legendary status since its creation by Edouard Martell in 1912. Its distinctive taste, characterised by a predominance of eaux-de-vie from the Borderies, and its timeless bottle design make it a classic, unequalled in the world of cognac.

Cordon Bleu The Epic Voyage Edition by Pierre Marie Awards

Awards

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2018 - Gold Outstanding Medal

International Spirits Challenge 2018 - Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 - Gold Medal

New York world and spirit compétition : Gold 2018

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019 - Double Gold Medal

The Cognac Masters Competition 2020 - Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 - Gold Medal

Cordon Bleu The Epic Voyage Edition by Pierre Marie Tasting notes

Tasting notes

An explosion of deliciously fruited, spice notes. Elegance linked to aromatic richness.

Aspect

Deep, golden copper.

Nose

Orchard fruits : Crystallised plums and apples.
Roasted notes : Mocha coffee, toasted almonds, vetiver.

Mouthfeel

Well-rounded mellowness.
Sustained finish with fruit and spice notes. The preponderance of Borderies eaux-de-vie gives Martell Cordon Bleu an elegant, mellow and complex character.

 

Ideal for special occasions. Best enjoyed neat or with a splash of water.

 1l bottle of Cognac

1l bottle of Cognac

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