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Maison was founded in 1715 by Jean Martell and is the oldest of the high-quality Cognac brands. The Martell XO comes from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne region, in a terroir that gives the fruit all its minerality and refinement. Ageing in oak barrels only reinforces the aromas of this cognac and leads to a product of character and style.
This style is reflected in the original vaulted o bottle, which reflects all the charisma that has characterised Martell for over three centuries.
Did you know that this is the cognac served on the Orient-Express? Try it pure, diluted with ice cubes or a little water.
Description of Martell XO
TASTING NOTES OF Martell XO :
- View: golden amber with mahogany and dark copper highlights.
- Nose: spicy and spicy scent, notes of black and pink peppers, coriander, fig, walnut and sandalwood.
- Palate: Notes of fig, red fruits and blackcurrant bud. Represents the power and finesse of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, and then gives way to a particularly long and robust final note.
Production: X.O. is the ageing mention indicating that the youngest eau-de-vie used in the blend is at least six years old.
Martell has always used fine-grained oak barrels that release sweet and balanced aromas and transmit vanilla, dried fruit, red fruit, chutney and dried flower aromas to cognac eaux-de-vie.
Martell Cognac is one of the biggest – and oldest – cognac houses in the world. For more than three centuries, this company has been passing its expertise and passion down through the generations to retain its position in the luxury cognac industry. With its classic Cordon Bleu and Martell VSOP as well as more experimental offerings, this cognac house has a firm foot in the past while looking intelligently towards the future.More about the Producer