Aged: No age statement
Product of: France
The understated and minimalist bottle and label remains faithful to the original 1912 design with an eye-catchingly regal blue ribbon. The name (meaning blue ribbon) and bottle's design were Edouard's way of acknowledging Jean Martell's seafaring roots and reference the Blue Riband, an accolade awarded at the beginning of the 20th century to the ship with the fastest transatlantic crossing. The crossing was timed between the Bishop Rock lighthouse, west of Britain's Cornish peninsula, and New York harbour's Ambrose Light. The term, borrowed from horse racing, conferred much prestige on the victorious Atlantic liner so is a fitting symbol of excellence.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 04/05/2015
Clear, deep amber with polished copper glints.
Candied fruit, ginger bread, cinnamon, clove, toasted almond, mocha coffee, candied orange and violet blossom.
Intense, round and balanced. Light candied fruit sweetness balances dry nut, delicately spiced oak and mocha coffee notes with raisin, overripe banana and violet led floral notes.
Long dry finish with cigar leaf, pastry, toasted almond and violet blossom.
Big, robust and spicy with a dry finish.