Martell Premier Voyage100cl / 40%
- Coriander seed
- Dark Chocolate
Martell Premier Voyage Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Aromatic violets and pot pourri, with a beguiling aroma of leather books. Almost savoury at first, then richer notes of coffee and dark chocolate arrive. Beautifully fragrant.
Palate: Floral and fragrant, with an intense dry spiciness, notes of coriander seed, sandalwood and roasted almonds. Still accessible and generous, but really needs time to contemplate. Far less rich and sweet than most Cognacs.
Finish: The fragrant spices linger.
Comment: To put this Cognac into context, the youngest eau-de-vie was distilled in 1977, and the oldest in 1868. What is so impressive is that no single element dominates. A Cognac of this age doesn’t hide behind excessive oak or caramel; rather, it is a beautiful expression of the quality of eau-de-vie capable in this region of France. The liquid is, by turns, spicy, floral, fruity and savoury, and is simply breathtaking.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: The initial nose has very generous notes of candied peel, blackcurrant, honey and gingerbread. Swirling brings out the full elegance of old walnuts, dried fruit, apricots and raisins.
Palate: The attack is both full and delicate, with generous aromas of candied fruit. A hint of blackcurrant then develops, complementing the rich and elegant aromatic range, underpinning a long finish of spice and beeswax notes.