Martell V.S. Fine Cognac
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: October, 2009
The terrific bouquet features lithe scents of white grapes, candied nuts, oaky vanilla, honeysuckle, fudge and dried apricot. Palate entry is supple, semisweet and caramel-like; the elegant, perfectly balanced midpalate offers a pruny/figgy flavor accented with tastes of baking spices and candied almonds. Finishes with all the grace of the entry and midpalate.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: September 1, 2008
A medium amber/topaz/burnished orange color; unblemished purity. Initial whiffs detect lithe scents of white grapes, candied nuts, and oaky vanilla; later whiffs after another seven minutes in glass pick up delicately sweet and almost floral fragrances of honeysuckle, fudge, and trail mix dried fruit (especially apricots); terrific bouquet. Palate entry is supple, semisweet, and caramel-like; midpalate displays tons of elegance and harmony in both texture and pruny/figgy flavor that’s accented by baking spices and candies almonds. Finishes with all the grace of the entry and midpalate. I’ve said this for years and I’ll say it again: The finest VS Cognac available from a Big Four (Martell, Hennessy, Remy Martin, Courvoiser) producer. Recommended and Best Buy.
Whiskey Lover’s Diary: ,
Mild and gentle aromas of fresh grapes on the nose. The taste is also very fresh and fruity with just a hint of wood. A harmonious and accessible Cognac.