Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac

VISUAL: Topaz, amber

NOSE: Gingerbread and dried fruits.  Freshness, with orange marmalade aromas, lemon zest and orange blossom.  Starts floral, then fruity and builds to almost a hard-candy bouquet.

PALATE: Soft and silky, releasing a warm mellowness reinforcing the smoothness of the sophisticated blend.  This initial mellowness is then intensified by an incredible elegance in the mouth and an explosion of flavours. 

FINISH: Superb and very long finish with nice *rancio notes of walnuts, oriental spices and cedar wood, sweetness and followed by a hint of cheese at the end.

The Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac is made from a blend of Martell's finest and oldest selection of eaux de vie from the Borderies and Grande Champage.  Sophisticated and multi-layered from nose to palate and finish, this cognac brings cognac appreciation to new frontiers!

*First Rancio stage: 10 to 15 years
Peak of vanilla and oak taste, Flowery, dried rose, nutty, spicy

Second Rancio stage: 17 to 22 years
Jasmine, Chocolate, Dried, candied fruit, curry, saffron, ginger

Third Rancio stage: 30 to 40 years
Old tawny port, cedar, eucalyptus, cigar box, tobacco, old muscat wine, nutmeg

Fourth Rancio stage: 50 to 60 years
Tropical fruits, passion, lyche wood scents: sandal wood

Rancio Aromas do stack as they progress in age.