The Artist: Meet Jacky Tsai, the London-based Chinese artist with a prolific output across a range of mediums. He achieved global fame in 2008 for the flower skull emblem he created for great British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Now he turns his eye to Martell, with some spectacular bottle and box designs for limited editions of Martell VSOP and Martell Noblige, which fuse Eastern motifs with Western pop art.
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.