Martell VSOP Cognac
Martell // Cognac, France
Martell's VSOP Cognac incorporates eaux-de-vie between four and seven years old, with the average age said to be closer to six years of age. The blend incorporates grapes from four of six Cognac crus, with an emphasis on the Fins Bois and Petite Champagne regions. This is contrary to most of Martell's line, which heavily emphasizes the Borderies region.
CognacBrandy 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 TypeTronçais oak
"The nose is largely dry and oaky. There's a background of red fruits, and the classic raisin-centric profile Martell tends to offer. The palate offers more red fruits, plums, prunes and raisins, along with brighter citrus, and more oak and spice. The finish is long and warm, oaky and spicy through to the end. "