L’Or de Jean Martell Zodiac Edition Assemblage du Dragon, 700ml
Every year, in homage to its historic ties with China, Maison Martell releases an exclusive edition of its most exceptional cognac L’OR de Jean Martell, inspired by that year’s zodiac animal. In 2024 the House celebrates the Year of the Dragon, probably the most emblematic of all the animals of the Chinese zodiac, with a rare and prestigious edition available in strictly limited quantities: fewer than 750 pieces individually numbered.
The Colour：Golden amber with mahogany highlights.
The Aroma：Fresh floral aromas merge with intense, generous notes of tamarind, lotus seeds and longan, also known as dragon’s eye – and dried fruit. Spices and noble wood – Chinese cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, cedar and sandalwood – bring warmth.
The Taste：Tastes of candied and dried fruit are followed by berries, while soft spices and noble wood hint at warmth. Finally, exceptional length on the palate evokes the immortal nature of the Chinese dragon.
For the Martell Cellar Master, the challenge was to enrich L’Or de Jean Martell without modifying its essence, but while bringing to the fore certain characteristics evoking the personality of the dragon. To do this, Christophe Valtaud made a careful selection of very old eaux-de-vie drawn from different Years of the Dragon. It required several month’s work and an outstanding expertise to combine the intensity and elegance of the original cognac with warmth, generosity and aromatic balance, evoking the controlled and benevolent power associated with the dragon.