Launched in 1992, L'Or de Jean Martell is packaged in a hand-blown crystal decanter with hand-painted shoulders and gold plated stopper. The waves on the decanter are inspired by the undulating cognac vineyards. The bottle and jewel case-like gift box have a combined weight of 7kg.
L'Or de Jean Martell is a blend of some 400 extremely rare eaux-de-vie predominantly from the Grande Champagne area but with a high percentage of old Borderies, some drawn from the company's precious Le Paradis cellar with the oldest distilled in 1871.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 04/05/2015
Clear, deep golden amber with burnished copper glints.
Complex with caramel covered roasted nuts (almond and walnut), honey and dried fruity notes - particularly candied orange, backed apple and prune. Sweet spices (cinnamon, cumin and gingerbread) and faint violet blossom.
Mouth enveloping, complex, spicy, rich and fruity with cinnamon, nutmeg, candied and dried fruit, raisins, prune, walnut and that rancio note to which great cognacs aspire.
Long, lingering and slightly bitter finish with prune, blackened fruitcake and grilled nuts.
A huge rich and heavy cognac suited to enjoying with a cigar.