Angel Chen captures the vibrant energy of Martel Noblige in an exuberant illustration of a fantastical sea voyage showing a dragon boat navigating raging waves.
The design, which covers the Noblige bottle in her signature colours of red, yellow and blue, is an evocation of Maison Martell’s first shipments to China in 1858, as well as the encounter of East and West represented by this collaboration.
“Maison Martell is built on tradition, but also open to the vitality of the contemporary world. This energy is at the core of my inspiration. The East meeting the West is an odyssey. It is full of contrasts, surprises, audacity, vibrant intensity – just like my creation for Martell Noblige.” ~ Angel Chen
One of China’s brightest talents, and a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins college of art and design in London, fashion designer Angel Chen has developed a bold and colourful style which mixes traditional Chinese motifs with modern western aesthetics, reflecting her cosmopolitan background.
Martell Noblige is a blend of the most prestigious crus of the Cognac region, which creates an impeccably balanced cognac blending roundness and power. A masculine and elegant cognac, expressive of the fruit’s smooth and generous sensuality balanced with complex wood notes.
Colour: Dark gold with copper hues.
Nose: Abundant fruit: Lemon, pear and prune. Exotic delights: Vanilla pod and caramelized grapes. Wood character: Sweet myrrh, cedar and fine-grained oak.
Palate: An elegantly structured marriage of strength and smoothness emerges. A good length.
A cognac to enjoy neat, over ice or in long drinks and cocktails.
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.