Growth area & soil: Borderies
The Martell Cordon Bleu XO Intense Heat Limited Edition Cognac is a wonderful twist on the much loved regular Cordon Bleu. Produed specifically for the 2017 Chinese New Year, the Cognac was a first for the house of Martell in that the aging process was finished of in heat toasted wooden casks. This led to a wonderfully woody, nutty, spicy tones being imparted into the Cognac, giving it a truly unique taste.
Only produced in a limited edition, the Cognac is presented in a blue bottle with golden addition, representing the charring of the barrels. It comes in a matching presentation box, with the addition of some special 'links' that, when rubbed, glow red like the embers of a fire. A great Cognac, and one that will be well-sought after, both by collectors and those who are lovers of the iconic Martell Cordon Bleu.
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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