Martell is the only great cognac house to exclusively distil clear wines – a unique method that gives the final cognac a distinctive style. t is Borderies that give the finest Martell cognacs their hallmark elegance and subtlety.
With its distinctive, arch-shaped bottle, Martell XO is a powerful symbol of inspiration – a testimony to Jean Martell’s visionary spirit. Combining the elegance of the Borderies with the power of the Grande Champagne terroirs, Martell is an outstanding XO bearing the hallmark of the Martell style.
The grape-growing region of Cognac is divided into six vineyard areas, or crus, in the Charente region near the Atlantic Ocean. This white, sun-blessed land has a mild ocean climate that encourages optimum grape growth. It is the richness and complexity of the crus that give the cognac its characteristic aromas: smoothness, elegance, flowery notes, candied fruit and soft spices.
When Jean Martell founded the house, he already had his eye on the Borderies, the smallest and most sought-after of the crus of Cognac. The Ugni Blanc grapes that grow in the silica-clay soils of the Borderies give the eaux-de-vie distinctive floral aromas and an exceptional smoothness. It is this unique terroir that give the finest Martell cognacs their hallmark elegance and subtlety
A spicy, rich crescendo starting with the mellow elegance of the Borderies, followed by the intensity and finesse typical of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie.
Aspect Golden amber with dark copper and mahogany highlights.
Nose Ground spice (black pepper, coriander) and red berries.
Rich fruit flavours: fig chutney and compote, almonds and walnuts.
Beeswax and sandalwood
Mouthfeel Rounded and fruity on the palate (notes of fig and walnut) followed by the characteristic power and finesse of eaux-de-vie from Grande Champagne. A long and silken finish.
Ideal for special occasions. Best enjoyed neat or with a splash of water.