At Martell House, we age exclusively our eaux-de-vie in fine grained oak barrels, in order to enhance subtly the delicate fruit aromas of our spirits, crafted from our specific distillation method.
When a barrel is called 〞Red”, a reference to the redish color of an aged wood, it means it got to the perfect stage of maturation for both the wood and the spirit. Those barrels are so precious that Martell will keep them very secretly!
For Martell VSOP 〞red barrels”, our Cellar Master selected only 〞red fine grained oak barrels” to age this cognac, in order to highlight Martell specific ageing style: enhanced candied fruit aromas shining through this very intense cognac expression.
AGED IN RED BARRELS imperceptibly unfurls its coppery tones speckled with reflections of gold that give it a unique brilliance.
Colour : Warm copper with glints of gold.
Aroma : Intense aromas of ripe yellow fruit: mirabelle plum, greengage, apricot and vine peach.
Taste : Luscious fruit notes fuse deliciously with hints of wood and soft spices from the red barrels