Martell is the oldest of the big cognac houses. Similar to Rémy Martin, but a few years older still, Martell will soon 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, 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. 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!
Eye : Golden sparkling copper color.
Nose: A rich, luxurious aroma of caramelized pear and banana. A light sweetness turns into coconut and vanilla, and a spicy menthol scent.
Palate: Gourmet, round and incredibly silky. There are fresh flavors of ginger and white fruits like plums....
Eye: Rich amber color.
Nose: Rich aromas, flavors of cinnamon, flowers and woody floral notes. It has a prune like quality, that gives it sweetness.
Palate: Supple entry that is full bodied. A rounded sense of vanilla, citrus peel and spice. Dried nut, roasted cocoa beans and...
Martell Cohibas nose is rather soft, mellow but complex. Some sweet notes, like vanilla, hazlenut and slight honey. In the mouth: Quite down the line, a good strength, but round and fresh - some wood aromas. The finish is well balanced.
Notes of dried fruit and almonds on the nose. On the palate there is a good balance between the cognac and the wood tannins from its years in oak casks. Smooth and round, it just melts in the mouth.