| Martell X.O. Cognac 750ml "Rare"|
Martell X.O. Supreme is one of the best XO cognac aromas display ripe and melony, then turn deep with subtle hints of walnut, butter cream, oak and marzipanýa sensational bouquet. Right from palate entry the fruit concentration is perfectly balanced by a resiny, cheesy oakiness that blossoms at midpalate along with succulent tastes of raisins, vanilla and butterscotch. Finishes stately, almost chunky. The touch of rancio in the aftertaste puts it over the top. Gorgeous.
Martell XO SuprÍme (Extra Old) is a remarkable combination of the main four cognac growth areas. Its powerful taste is distinctive, with a long lingering after-taste. Itís a cognac with a rich character, perfect for special occasions. Deep gold amber in color, with a nose thatís full, rich and powerful, with a hint of dry fruit. Complex, full of flavor with hints of almond and vanilla. A powerful cognac with a long aftertaste.
Martell is a leading manufacturer of Cognac, founded by Jean Martell in 1715. It was sold in 1988 by the Firino-Martell family to Seagram and again in 2002 to the Pernod Ricard Group, which also owns the Cognac brands Biscuit and Renault.
The cellar master was, up to the 1980s, from the family Chapeau (in the way the cellar masters of Hennessy are from the family Fillioux).
Martell attaches importance to produce pure, soft, neutral Cognacs; thus it does not distill lees in the wine. Preferred are casks made from Trontais oak, which is darker, with narrow pores, less tannin and more lignin, than Limousin-oak, resulting in less "wooden" aromas in the Cognac.
Much of Martell Cognac is produced from wine from the Borderies region, in contrast to other companies, which mainly sell fine Champagne Cognac. Borderies Cognac has a more nutty taste.
Cognac Zoom recipe
Scale ingredients to servings
2 oz cognac
2/3 oz whipping cream
1 tsp honey
1 oz hot water
Dissolve honey in water and allow to cool. Shake with cognac and cream and strain into a cocktail glass.