Rather difficult to find. A pity, because the oldest cognac house (1715) has made/makes great cognacs and is widely acclaimed. Martell is using a lot of eaux-de-vie from all cru’s, but has its preferences: those from the Borderies. Nose is smooth. Mostly consists of a varying hints of alcohol that range between woody and more akin to wood varnish.
The taste is smoother than expected, but with a good, gradually building warmth. The finish is dry and ever-so-slightly bitter, before a woody, sweet note of liquorice at the very end. Lovely.