No age statement
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper
Product of: France
Released May 2017, Martell’s VS Single Distillery ups the game in the V.S. cognac category with its clean contemporary bottle design, inspired by Martell Cordon Bleu and the traditional shape of the cognac ‘montre’ sampling bottle.
Sampled on 01/05/2017
Clear, deep golden amber with coppery glints.
Caramel, crème brûlée, candied lemon, vanilla, dried apricot, stewed plum, roasted brazil nut, with violet and Jasmin blossom, nutmeg and cinnamon spice.
Lightly sweet caramel and vanilla fudge is quickly dried by zesty lemon, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced oak, with chocolate cake, nutty fruit cake and dried apricot.
Biscuit green grape, brazil nut, dried fruit, caramel and zesty lemon with nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Surprisingly dry finish following the sweet entry to the palate.
The elegant, clean and restrained bottle and label stand apart from the gold bling we have become so accustomed to from Cognac. The cognac inside the bottle is more complex when compared to other ‘big house’ 3-star V.S. cognacs with its caramel vanilla richness amplifying green grapey and dried apricot fruitiness dried by citrus, nutmeg and cinnamon spiced oak.