The new Martell VSOP Red Barrel is a delicate, elegant and fruity cognac using 100% Red Barrels instead of new barrels allows a smoother cognac, in line with Martell style. When a barrel is called “Red”, reddish colour of aged wood, it means it has reached a perfect stage of maturation for both the wood and the eaux-de-vie for up to 8 years, allowing an ideal balanced exchange between the two.
|Colour:||A warm copper colour with glints of gold, giving it a uniquely luminous appearance.|
|Nose:||At first, the bouquet is round and fresh, run through by intense fruity notes. The aromas of fresh yellow stone fruits, like cherry plum and baby Reine-Claude, are gently coated by subtle mellowed woody notes. Once in motion, the power of its aromas grows and gains depth, with fleshier fruits such as apricot or vine peach chiming in.|
|Palate:||In the mouth, it has a full, broad attack and unveils the same intense fruity tones – small plums and honeymoon peaches and apricots. The fruity flavours are marvellously enhanced by delicate notes of sweet spices from the wood of the russet barrels – the very same barrels that create that perfect balance between the expressiveness of the eaux-de-vie and refinement of the spiced notes.|