Martell first developed its 'Extra Old' in 1819. It is a blend of eaux-de-vie aged between 15 and 35 years old with more than 150 different eaux-de-vie in the blend, particularly focusing Grand Champagne.
The distinctive 'half-moon' bottle featuring the arch-shaped base was introduced in 2005 and this design feature continues throughout Martell's premium range and represents a bridge between the past and future in reference to the old cognacs used in these blends.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 04/05/2015
Clear, dark amber.
Dried fruit, figs with coffee and floral aromas (violet, rose and lavender). Freshly baked hot cross buns served with espresso and a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Faint beeswax.
Full-bodied but mellow with dried fruit, vanilla, coffee, beeswax and nutmeg.
Long, lightly spiced (cinnamon) with floral (violet), nutty notes.
Full-bodied with generous dried fruit and good structure.