Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac: Bottle review

Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac. Created in 1912 by Edouard Martell, the bottle became a legend in the world of Cognac as middle range Cognac. One must admit that it’s a rather a good “top 4 cognac brand” eaux-de-vie. A gentle giant.

The Cognac’s taste is dominated by eaux-de-vie from the Borderies area. The bottle authentic, not overcharged. This Cognac has a clear character and differs through a rather unique, balanced character.

Here are the Martell Cordon Bleu tasting note

The color: Amber bronze colour
On the nose: Elegant aromas and flavours of cinamon, flowers and wooden floral. Prune like, a bit of sweetness
The taste: A rich yet supple entry, very round some sense of vanilla, spice and citrus peel. Dense dried fruit, nut, sweet spice, chocolate, deep copper chestnut aromas and some roasted nuts.
The finish: a warm finish, some leather. Really solid.
The cru (origin) and the blend: Comes from different crus, but the Borderies area comes through a lot. More than 150 different eaux-de-vie blended.
The age: We could not find out.
The price is at about 110 €

The Cordon Bleu received a Gold Medal at International Review of  Spirits Award.

This Cognac has seen some history: the Versailles contract in 1920, the inauguration of Queen Mary 1936, Orient Express in 1986 and the bottle is also a movie star: It appeared in films like Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now!

Comments (20)

  1. Daniel Tollick May 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I have seen this in a shop for 30 Euro’s more than the Martell XO is it worth it?

  2. Vincent March 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I am writing from Malaysia. I like to drink & keep Martell Cordon Bleu. But i have few doubts. Hope someone can answer me.

    1) How long does Martell Cordon Bleu can i keep ?(Out from Sun )
    2) Any expiration date?
    3) Why drinking 5 years old Martell Cordon Bleu is better taste than less than 1 Year old Martell Cordon Bleu.


  3. Cognac Expert March 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Vincent, 1.) you can keep a Martell Cordon Bleu – if the cork is well closed, as it’s in a bottle for about the next 1000 years. It’s at 40% ABV so you don’t have to be afraid of that, it’s not like wine 2.) no expiration date

    3.) the third question I do not understand. Could you clarify please?

  4. Terje March 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I think this is the Best to drink!!!

  5. Ole March 27, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Plenty of sugar in this one. The more the better?

  6. stevelin June 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hi, i would like to ask what is the proper way to put a new bottle of a Martell Cordon Bleu? i should put it straight up or put it lay down like wine? some people say that if we put it straight for too long when opening time the cork will break easily, some even open until the cork broken and half pieces will even left drop into the bottle… so what is the best way to keep a Martell Cordon Bleu well and long and the cork will not broken? i was very worry about this problem because i have a few bottles which i have been keeping few years please help me with me problem……….


  7. Guy Laflamme June 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Hello, I wonder if someone could help me evaluate the value of a bottle of “Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac” that I have had since the 70’s if I’m not mistaken. It is a “Réserve Limitée No. F18775” 700 ml with 40% alc/vol. I am writting from Canada. Thank you for your help.

  8. Cognac Expert June 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    to Guy: it would be the easiest way if you share pictures of your bottle. therefore use the SUBMIT BOTTLE function (bottom or top of the page)

    it’s pretty easy: just upload pictures, write down the information that is asked for, done.

  9. kev June 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I have this problem with martell bleu, every morning i saw a evaporate or condensation on the top part or the nick of the bottle,the bottle is full sealed, why is it doing that, if u know what i mean; just like putting half bottle of water in ur car then check it the next day, u will see this evaporate forming at the neck of the bottle, is this martell 1l is fake or copy item?

  10. know nothing August 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    greetings–does anyone know anything about a Bacarat Bottled Martell Cognac serial number 012000 (no year) Cordon Bleu Cognac 80 proof 25.4 fl. oz. bottled in France?

    Cleaning out my father-in-laws closet after his passing, comes in a nice red velvet box, unopened, but have no idea if it is worth anything or just toss it!


  11. bob March 2, 2012 at 3:21 am

    @ #10 know nothing

    If you still have the bottle, let me know. I really like the Cordon Bleu cognac and my bottle is almost empty.

  12. louie July 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    If anyone would like to sell your COrdon bleu .

    Please contact


  13. selson August 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    where is the serial number ? can’t find any !
    which is the simple way to know fake or real ?
    from selson

  14. Mike Nguyen January 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Old bottle cognac cordon blue
    I will offer from 200$ to 1000$
    If you have one for sale let me know
    Or you can put your asking price up here

  15. Nev January 31, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Is Martell VSOP the longer it kept the nicer taste it is? I have a martell VSOP keep for 10over years.

  16. Mike February 28, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Buy martell cordon blue old bottle
    From 200$ to. 1000$
    Best regrads

  17. selson March 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    where is the serial number ? can’t find any !
    which is the simple way to know fake or real ?
    from selson

  18. James July 6, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Trying to sell late grandfathers VSOP from 1980. Very Cheap!


  19. Diana December 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I received a bottle of Cordon Bleu Martell Cognac #H03503 for my Birthday I was wanting to sell but do not know it’s value
    Thank You

  20. Allan -NY-USA July 8, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    What I usually do is just buy it and drink it with a few other people in one sitting. Compare it to remy xo or hennessey xo. It’s not that precious, so don’t waste precious time researching and getting advices including mine.

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