Growth area & soil: Borderies
The Martell Single Estate Domaine de Charbonniere Cognac is a delicious eaux-de-vie from this single estate located in the Borderies terroir. The Cognac delights from every angle: from the wonderful deep color brought about by extended aging, through to the exotic aromas and flavors of plum, peach, candied lemon, vanilla, and clove.
Martell have certainly let the contents do all the talking with this delight. Presented in a classic style Cognac bottle with simplistic label, the only signs of 'bling' are the (still very stylish) presentation box. This would be a wonderful choice for anyone who enjoys Cognac from this terroir, or indeed anyone who wishes to sample the best that this cru has to offer. If you enjoy fine things, then you're sure to enjoy this Cognac.
sweet ripe oranges, nutmeg. wonderful on the nose, and delicious on the palate. Great with neat or a small chip of ice (in a 25ml shot). An excellent late evening dram.
About Martell Cognac
Martell is the oldest of the Big Four Cognac houses. Similar to Rémy Martin, but a few years older still, not long ago did Martell celebrate its 300-year anniversary. The history of Martell & Co dates back to 1715 when Jean Martell founded the company with the wish to produce only the highest quality in Cognac. With the legendary bottles Martell Cordon Bleu, the cuvée Martell Extra L’Or de Jean Martell and the recent Création Grand Extra from 2007, the company strongly implanted itself in the luxury goods market, and are famous for using large amounts of eaux-de-vie from the Borderies terroir. It belongs to Pernod Ricard and has sales of around 15 million liters every year. The most precious eaux-de-vie, some of which date back to 1830, are stored in a secret location in the cellars of Jean Martell - approximately 1.6 million 9-liter cases!
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