Colour: Deep, golden copper.
Nose: Orchard fruits : Crystallised plums and apples. Roasted notes : Mocha coffee, toasted almonds, vetiver.
Palate: 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.
Martell Cordon Bleu was created by Edouard Martell in 1912 and travelled around the world as a real ambassador of the French “art de vivre”. It is considered a classic, unequalled in the world of cognac.
“Here, we have a unique cognac in the XO category. With eaux-de-vie aged for between 10 and 25 years, well beyond the regulatory six, Martell Cordon Bleu is endowed with beautiful complexity and rich aromas, making it a legendary cognac. Its high proportion of Borderies marks this blend, expanding on its caramelised character with the smoothness of sweet spices, gingerbread and roasted cocoa beans.” – Benoît Fil, Cellar Master
History of Martell
Founded in 1715, Martell is the oldest of the great Cognac Houses. The elegance, complexity and balance of Martell style are the result of a unique savoir-faire: the distillation of clear wines only and the ageing of its eaux-de-vie in fine-grain oak barrels. The first cases of Martell arrived in China in 1858 and in 1874 in Malaysia.