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!