The Martell VSOP Medaillon is the connoisseur’s choice. A complex and smooth cognac, the martell cognac is made from carefully blended mature eaux-de-vie from the four finest growth areas of the Cognac region.
History of Martell
1715 – Martell is born
French Art de Vivre was at its height. Gastronomy, taste and craftsmanship were exalted, celebrating the beauty and pleasure of every moment. It is this culture of refinement and expertise that founder Englishman Jean Martell finds upon arriving in France, having left his hometown of Jersey to start trading eaux-de-vie in Cognac. He establishes ties with local winegrowers that will last for generations. This is the start of the Martell alcohol.
1783 – Martell arrives in America
The first shipment of Martell whisky makes its way to the US shores. 87 units of Martell eaux-de-vie arrived in America.
1808 – Exceptional Cognac
Britain’s King George III allows Martell cognac to be imported into England despite the continental blockade because it is truly very fine cognac.
1831 – The Martell VSOP was born
The VSOP in Martell VSOP means Very Superior Old Pale. This Martell liquor was first shipped to England and has since then, gone on to be a symbol of refinement and savoir-faire throughout the world.
The Martell VSOP Medaillon cognac bears a gold medallion engraved with the portrait of Louis XIV and was made to commemorate the year 1715, which was the birth of the House of Martell.
Made with skillfully blended, mature eaux-de-vie from the four finest terroirs of the Cognac region, the Martell cognac VSOP is one of the best cognacs in the world.
The most delicate of the Martell VSOP offerings, it is also known as the Martell VSOP Medaillon old fine cognac because of the use of Troncais oak in the aging process.
A golden amber colour, the smooth and mellow high end cognac is a very fine mix of refreshing aromas that are well rounded and woody.
On the nose, the VSOP whisky has a bittersweet softness to it with hints of lime and liquorice. The crystallised fruit of quince, raisin and plums with spring undergrowth tones of fresh notes of oak wood (fine grain and hazelnut) is a delightful aroma.
The taste of the Martell VSOP Medaillon cognac is one that is soft, mellow and complex with crystallised-fruit notes. The cognac Martell has an ample, round body with a long finish.
According to Martell VSOP Medaillon reviews, the taste of the Martell cognac Medaillon can be rather sweet and has a medium long spicy orange peel finish which kicks in quickly after the initial nutty mouthful.
Adored for its grape, grain, lime and plum flavoured notes, this VSOP whisky should be enjoyed on its own, over ice or lengthened with a mixer. It mixes well with citrus or fruit inspired cocktails such as the toasted lemon cognac cocktail.
The Martell VSOP Medaillon price is only at RM322, which is really affordable for cognac drinkers and general liquor lovers. For this price, it is a steal and a perfect gift for cognac lovers.