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SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION 2016: DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL FOR THE HOUSE OF MARTELL

04/20/2016

The oldest of France’s great cognac Houses receives a Double Gold Medal for Martell Cognac Cordon Bleu at the 2016 San Francisco Spirits Competition

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL FOR THE HOUSE OF MARTELL

We are very proud that Martell, our iconic House of Cognac, has received a Double Gold for Cordon Bleu from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The SFWSC is one of the most respected and influential global spirits competitions, and an SFWSC medal has come to be the most reliable indication of spirits excellence.

Martell’s iconic XO Cognac Cordon Bleu

Martell’s iconic XO Cognac Cordon Bleu, created in 1912 by Edouard Martell, is a rich explosion of deliciously fruited, spice notes, with an elegance linked to aromatic richness.

Deep, golden copper in colour, on the nose it has orchard fruits, crystallised plums and apples. Roasted notes of mocha coffee, toasted almonds and vetiver give way to well-rounded mellowness, followed by a sustained finish to this prestigious cognac, with fruit and spice notes.

  • MARTELL’S ICONIC XO COGNAC CORDON BLEU

“ It gives us great pleasure to receive such a prestigious accolade, reflecting the unique complexity of the blend." 

César Giron, CEO and Chairman of Martell

César Giron, CEO and Chairman of Martell comments on the award: “It gives us great pleasure to receive such a prestigious accolade, reflecting the unique complexity of the blend. We are delighted that the judges of the SFWSC have recognised and awarded Cordon Bleu’s ageless elegance, as we continue to expresses the 300 years savoir-faire and style of Martell throughout all elements of Martell Cognac Cordon Bleu. As we look forward to the next 300 years we are delighted with the Double Gold and we hope to continue building on our success throughout 2016 and beyond.”

Later in the year, Martell Cognac Cordon Bleu will take part in the San Francisco Competitions Double Gold Tour, exclusively featuring the 2016 Double Gold Medal winners from both competitions. The annual Tour allows guests to sample wines and spirits that have won the exclusive Double Gold medal from an esteemed groups of judges. The self-pour, walk-around tasting offers a chance to taste the varietals, styles, and flavours of where our industry is heading in 2017.

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