A complex blend of over 150 eau-de- vie aged between 10 to 25 years, Martell Cordon Bleu was introduced to the world by Edouard Martell in 1912 after two years of crafting and refinement. The delicate and fruity hallmark of the Borderies has become the signature of Martell, which can be summed up in three words: elegance, balance, and complexity. Its timeless bottle design make it a classic, unrivalled in the world of cognac.
As its name suggests, the Extra is an extraordinary reinterpretation of the Martell Cordon Bleu that invites connoisseurs to explore a classic and discover intriguing new dimensions. The Extra, like its legendary predecessor, is distilled using the renowned Martell method – double distillation of exclusively clear wines to reveal with exceptional purity and finesse the specific aromas of each terroir. But while the Martell Cordon Bleu is notable for the influence of rare grapes from the Borderies region, the Extra benefits from the addition of a generous portion of very old Borderies spirits. Thanks to this vivid exploration of cognac-making, Martell made it possible to experience intense candied fruit aromas in a luscious cognac of remarkable roundness and elegance.
In design as well as taste, the Extra encourages us to see what others don’t see, to rediscover Martell Cordon Bleu from a new perspective. The bottle is subtly elongated and topped with a wooden cap stamped with a metal medallion engraved with the Martell seal. The distinctive label is now fully-rendered in Martell blue with silver detailing and an embossed grape motif symbolising the terroir. This intense use of the Martell blue over the whole label celebrates the extraordinary intensity of its aromas. The package comes in an elegant satin silver box that pays homage to Martell’s heritage.
“I am proud of this exceptional cognac, which is a faithful tribute to Martell Cordon Bleu, the icon of the House. It is a supremely refined expression of our most celebrated cognac”
– Christophe Valtaud, Martell Cellar Master
Enjoyed neat or on the rocks, the Martell Cordon Bleu Extra is a unique and intense experience. For connoisseurs of Martell Cordon Bleu who wish to reignite their curiosity and discover an extra dimension of a legendary cognac, as well as for lovers of the finest things in life, it represents a rewarding discovery – an exciting new expression of an icon.
Eye: Amber, with mahogany tone.
Nose: Firstly, ‘Tarte Tatin’ notes with sweet spices as cinnamon. Then fine notes of dried fruits as apricot, grapes, almonds.
Palate: Well rounded mellowness. A vivid start with blackcurrant notes, then the very same dried fruits aromas (grapes, fig, nuts). Elegance & balance, sustained finish, rich and luscious with expressive notes of candied orange peels.
History of Martell
Martell is the oldest great house of cognac, it has a unique style: delicate, complex and balanced. The first cases of Martell arrived in China in 1858 and in 1874 in Malaysia.