An authentic expression of the Martell style. Martell VSOP is now aged exclusively in red oak barrel. When a barrel is called “Red”, a reference to the reddish color of aged wood, it has aged before other eaux-de-vie during at least 2 years up to 8 years, reaching the perfect stage of maturation for both the wood and the spirit.. A deeper exploration of the influence of fine-grained oak red barrel creates the perfect bed to mature the cognac, allowing natural fruit aromas to blend harmoniously with subtle woody notes. A brilliantly rich and refined cognac.
Country: Cognac, France
Manufacturer Details: Martell & Co, 16100 Cognac, France
Packaging Details: 1 Glass bottle 700ml and box
Consumption tips: A cognac to enjoy neat, over ice or in long drinks and cocktails.
Product Ingredients: White wine (Ugni Blanc)
Alcohol Level: 40%
Product History: 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.
TASTING NOTES A perfect harmony of luscious fruit aromas and refined wood overtones.
Aspect: A warm copper colour with glints of gold, giving it a uniquely luminous appearance.
Nose: At first, the bouquet is round and fresh, run through by intense fruity notes. The aromas of fresh yellow stone fruits, like cherry plum and baby Reine-Claude, are gently coated by subtle mellowed woody notes. Once in motion, the power of its aromas grows and gains depth, with fleshier fruits such as apricot or vine peach chiming in.
Mouthfeel: In the mouth, it has a full, broad attack and unveils the same intense fruity tones – small plums and honeymoon peaches and apricots. The fruity flavours are marvellously enhanced by delicate notes of sweet spices from the wood of the russet barrels – the very same barrels that create that perfect balance between the expressiveness of the eaux-de-vie and refinement of the spiced notes.
Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels – fruitiness, finesse and utter delicacy.