Each bottle of Martell cognac is imbued with a distinct flavour, style and character.
Let’s explore the list of cognacs of this famous House.
Rich, fruity, and harmonious, Martell VS is a cognac distinguished by its remarkable smoothness on the palate.
From eaux-de-vie aged at least four years, Martell VSOP is subtle, elegant, and balanced, and an authentic expression of the Martell style.
Identifiable with its intense taste and bold, contemporary design, Martell XO is the House’s signature interpretation of the prestigious Grande Champagne terroir. Its eaux-de-vie are aged a minimum of 10 years.
The best cognacs linger in the memory, long after they last on the palate. These may capture the imagination, reflecting a unique approach, excellence of product and process, or outstanding history of savoir-faire.
Among Maison Martell’s beloved cognac collection, one in particular stands out as an icon.
Martell Cordon Bleu was created in 1912 by Edouard Martell, the great grandson of the founder, and is remarkable for its richness, elegance and finesse.
And its reputation remains to this day. Martell Cordon Bleu was recently named among the 10 best cognacs of the month by The Whiskey Exchange.
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The best cognac glass is the classic, tulip-shaped glass, with 12 cL sufficient in size. Its tulip shape is designed to concentrate the aromas and help identify them. The glass should always be perfectly transparent in order to better appreciate the colour of the cognac, which is the starting point for any tasting. Always hold the glass by the stem or the foot (the rounded part that holds the glass upright on the table), and never by the base of the glass. Otherwise, the natural heat from the fingers or palm can amplify the alcoholic aspects and make the taste harder to appreciate.
Holding the glass by its stem also makes it easier to swirl the glass and let less volatile aromas express themselves.
Looking to choose a good cognac? Perhaps as a gift for someone who has everything, or to savour alone as a cognac on the rocks.
The world of cognac is complex, and may be bewildering to the uninitiated. When looking to buy cognac, the definition of a good cognac, depends on one’s personal taste.
Let’s look at some of the most common, and uncommon among the Maison Martell collection.
The Martell VSOP is subtle, elegant, and balanced, and an authentic expression of the Martell style. It is not uncommon to be served Martell VSOP as the base for simple cognac cocktails.
For something special, Martell Cordon Bleu is an icon in the world of cognac and beyond. This luscious and elegant cognac is a masterful blend of more than 100 eaux-de-vie.
A truly exceptional cognac is the Martell Chanteloup XXO. This Extra Extra Old cognac is a blend of 450 very old eaux-de-vie, which gives an unprecedented combination of richness and complexity,
Cognac, a symbol of excellence and conviviality, can be tasted in different ways and on numerous occasions.
Understanding how to appreciate cognac starts with the essentials, such as how to hold a cognac glass or open a cognac bottle.
The Martell cognacs can be enjoyed as an aperitif or in a cocktail during a drinks party, but also during lunches or dinners, and as a digestif.
Learning how to serve cognac is only the first step towards mastering cognac. From food pairing with cognac, to cooking with cognac and mixing cognac drinks, take your skills to the next level with our ‘How to cognac’ series.
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