The Artist: London-based Chinese artist Jacky Tsai combines traditional Eastern imagery with elements inspired by Western pop art. His limited-edition design for Martell VSOP cognac centers on reinterpretation of the iconic Martell swift emblem, including a reference to the Tiger year.
Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels is a new VSOP (Very Special Old Pale – cognacs aged at least five years) which is a perfect harmony of luscious fruit aromas and refined wood overtones.
Colour: Warm copper colour with glints of gold, giving it a uniquely luminous appearance.
Nose: Intense aromas of ripe fruit – Mirabelle plum, greengage, apricot and vine peach.
Palate: Luscious fruit notes fuse with hints of wood and soft spices, providing a perfect balance of aromas.
Finish: Smooth, long-lasting mouth feel.
The Cognac of Perfect Balance
Red barrels are a specific kind of barrel, which it is aged eaux-de-vie for 4-8 years. At this life stage, the barrel is considered to provide a perfect exchange between the wood and the eaux-de-vie.
Martell VSOP aged in Red Barrels is a first Martell cognac to be aged in red barrels and showcases a great balance, elegance and complexity.
For Martell VSOP aged in Red Barrels, our cellar master selected very rare “red fine grained oak barrels” , highlighting Martell specific ageing style. It is a great cognac to pair with food!
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.