Martell is one of the leading brands when it comes to fine cognac. The L’Or de Jean Martell which is a double distillation of the clearest eau-de-vie, a sophisticated combination of the four finest growths — Grand Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois and Borderies — and a lengthy maturation in fine-grain oak barrels.
This is what the Brand director of Martell, Pernod Ricard USA had to say regarding the release of this new cognac,
L’Or de Jean Martell is truly the ultimate expression of the House of Martell and a testament to Jean Martell whose founding principles are based on the pursuit of perfection. Martell Cognac has long been linked with the sense of French refinement, and every bottle embodies the experience of unrivalled craftsmen: cellar masters, growers, distillers and coopers all who have handed down their expertise from generation to generation. It is the skill and vision of these craftsmen that has made the House of Martell an icon of French excellence and resulted in the presentation of L’Or de Jean Martell, the ultimate statement of luxury.
The decanter of this fine cognac is made up of Cristal de Sevres which happens to be the finest crystal.
Every decanter that encases this cognac is hand blown and carries the subtle French classical style. Only a limited quantity (120 bottles) will be available in U.S. starting April 2009 and will carry a price tag of $3,600 each.