One of the Cognac which is available at most liquor retailers worldwide. Widely available.
Martell VS cognac is aged in Limousin oak barrels for about 5 to 7 years. Of course, as you know, the law requires a minimum of 2-1/2 years in oak barrels.
Martell VS is blended from eaux-de-vie of the four major zones of the Cognac region:
- Grande Champagne
- Petite Champagne
- Fins Bois
Martell VS is quite a good balance with a woody notes, a bit sharp – but that’s normal for a VS. It’s not a very old Cognac.
Here is an overview:
The color: bright
On the nose: fruity and woody
The taste: fruit, toasted wood, some slight vanilla and perhaps a bit nutty
The finish: a light sharp burner, finishes rather smooth
Price and Availability
You can purchase the bottle for $24 – or a 200 ml bottle at almost every local liquor store. Price: $7.99 (per 200 ml bottle). At Beverages and More (bevmo.com), it’s $24 per 750 bottle. Imported to the US by Martell & Co., New York, New York.
The Martell VS is quite a good product, still a mass-product. It’s a good 3 star Cognac.
Martell is of course one of the big Cognac houses, produces since 1715. Martell was active in Charente long before the other 3 big houses such Courvoisier (late 18th century), Hennessy (1765) and Remy Martin (1724).