Martell, the oldest of the great cognac houses, forged by passion and knowledge passed through the Martell family since 1715 - creating cognacs that have been enjoyed and cherished for three centuries.
The color of a deep, Napoleon aged Cognac.
Seduces with fragrances of white flowers. A hint of honey, slight aromas of almond paste and of frangipane.
The attack is round and fluffy, a bite of quince or plum, before a final delight of pastry. Delights with a long satisfying finish.
Martell Reserve Borderies Cognac is from the smallest, but for many, the most sought after terroir of the Cognac region. Covering only 4,000 hectares of unique soils, the Borderies produce eaux-de-vie that is light, floral, and characterized by notes of violets and irises.
This blend is both aromatic and seductive. It takes the taster on a true sensory journey - from the deep color of a Napoleon aged Cognac, through the delicious aromas, to the ever-changing palate. And of course, it ends in a long, satisfying, almost sweet note with hints of chocolates and french pastries.
Martell, one of the Big Four Cognac houses, has its home at the Chanteloup castle, and a distillery called Gallienne. It has always used eaux-de-vie from the Borderies cru, whose eaux-de-vie are sourced for the famous Cordon Bleu Cognac.
How to serve
Enjoy this excellent value Martell Cognac neat, in the traditional manner as a digestif. Or for a subtle change, drop in a couple of rocks of ice and revel in the subtle aroma and flavor changes this brings.
Do you know the difference between brandy and cognac?
Cognac is not the same as brandy, but is a type of brandy and earns its name following very strict production methods.
Cognac is an amber-coloured alcoholic drink, made in France, in the wine growing regions of Charente and Charente-Maritime surrounding the town of Cognac. It is made from distilling white wine to create eau-de-vie, ageing it in oak barrels for a minimum of two years and then blending different eaux-de-vie to create a specific flavour.
The region of Cognac is divided into six zones, called ‘crus’ - Borderies, Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and Bois Ordinaire.
|Year||Youngest eau-de-vie in the blend has aged for at least 10 years in oak barrels. Average age of a Napoléon Cognac is 20 years.
|Cultivar||Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Folle Blanche|
43% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per bottle||30.1 units or 1.08 per 25ml serving
|Allergen Information||Does not contain sulphites|