Martell Cellar Master Benoît Fil studied the records from the House Archives, dated from 14 February 1879 at length before endeavoring to make a faithful reproduction of the formula written by his distant predecessor, with the same origins and using eaux-de-vie of feisty character, aged in different types of casks, and chosen on the merit of each of their flavors.
The result is a balanced composition of eight cognac vintages; Grande and Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois and Bons Bois, creating a blend that reflects the richness of the Charentes terrors. In another tribute to the brand’s heritage the bottle which houses Martell Premier Assemblage is an authentic cognac flask, used from the end of the 19th century, with a characteristically robust shape. The blue label of that time has been faithfully reproduced, and bears the House’s coat of arms and the signature J. & F. Martell, in honor of Jean and Frédéric Martell, the founder’s two sons who gave their names to the House