Martell Caractère Cognac

Cognac

Martell // Cognac, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    81
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

Martell Caractère celebrates the house's founder, Jean Martell, who began the company in 1715, now over 300 years ago. It incorporates eaux-de-vie between two and five years of age, and was intended to be utilized in cocktails in addition to sipping. As a house, Martell is known for their heavy reliance on the Borderies region, as well as wood from Tronçais, as opposed to Limousin.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Cognac
    Brandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
  • Cask Type
    Tronçais oak

Tasting Notes

"Find a layered nose which is overall light and vibrant, but can be a bit sharp. Initial notes of citrus peel, along with light vanillins and a bouquet of fresh fruits are discovered. The palate offers honey, as well as more citrus fruits, prunes, oak, and a faint spiciness adding depth. A moderately spicy and hot finish also offers dark red fruits and raisins"

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