Martell, the oldest of the Grandes Maisons de Cognac, has been the standard bearer of extremely rare, complex and exceptional spirits since its creation in 1715. Today, as part of its long history, Maison Martell highlights its precious legacy. in the form of the extraordinary Collection Dame-Jeanne.
Designed for true aficionados, the very limited collection serves as an illustrious next chapter for Martell, and it’s undoubtedly a spirit for the select few. With an exceptional reserve of vintage eaux-de-vie and presented in finely crafted demijohns, the collection is a physical embodiment of the rich heritage passed down through eight generations of cellar masters.
By creating the Dame-Jeanne Collection, the House carefully selected the rarest and most precious eaux-de-vie from its extensive library. These prized vintage eaux-de-vie have spent decades maturing in fine-grained oak casks housed in Martell’s cellars and each has been aged to perfection to protect the delicacy of their aromas.
The most important aspect in the elaboration of the Collection Martell Dame-Jeanne resides in the know-how of the cellar master. After determining that the vintage eaux-de-vie have reached aromatic maturity, these exquisite eaux-de-vie are transferred to Dame-Jeannes to ensure that their quality remains intact over time. More than a precious liquid in a beautiful bottle, the Dame-Jeanne is an experience in itself, offering a unique opportunity for a privileged few to live vicariously through the cellar master as when he first experienced these vintages. taken.
Masterpieces of craftsmanship in their own right, these 11-litre glass demijohns have been exclusively designed to hold the collection’s very old cognacs. By protecting the spirits from contact with air, these glass bottles stop the aging process, preserving their exceptional quality for many years.
The new Dame-Jeanne Collection is enriched with four new proposals carefully selected by the current Cellar Master, Christophe Valtaud. Made for true connoisseurs, these precious eaux-de-vie have been exclusively reserved for the most prestigious blends of Maison Martell. The Collection Dame-Jeanne, however, stands out because it highlights the authentic expression of its terroirs as well as their distinctive and individual aromatic profile.
The ultra-rare Dame-Jeanne release includes vintages from 1952, 1959, 1968 and 1972, all of which contain eaux-de-vie so precious that they give real meaning to the term liquid gold. Each vintage has its own unique attributes and flavor profiles. However, the shared similarities include a strong distinctive character as well as taste profiles that exude both finesse and elegance accentuated by wonderful aromatic richness and aromatic complexity.
The 1968 Grand Champagne vintage, which is literally the last of its kind, is of particular interest to the Malaysian market. With infinite sweetness, delicacy and freshness, the 1968 vintage presents a perfectly balanced eau-de-vie which is characterized by its luminous golden copper hue. On the palate, this remarkable alcohol offers notes of herbal tea, subtle mint, delicate wood, citrus fruits and fleshy fruits.
For true cognac lovers
By revisiting the traditional Dame-Jeanne, Maison Martell has relied on the know-how of three French craftsmen. The carpenter’s creative hands sculpted the wooden mold, while a glass blower breathed life into the monumental bottle.
Finally, a basket maker is hired for the basketwork in which to enclose the Dame-Jeanne. Each piece is totally unique, made to order in the workshops of the Martell Corporate Foundation in Cognac, and delivered with a certificate signed by Christophe Valtaud, confirming its authenticity.
For collectors, the Dame-Jeanne is a real piece of resistance in the world of great cognacs. Each piece is not only unique in flavor and presentation, but also embodies the highest level of craftsmanship.
The Dame-Jeanne collection is available on special order, prices available on request. For Malaysian connoisseurs, only one Grand Champagne 1968 vintage has been reserved for the market. For true cognac lovers and aficionados, it offers the opportunity to own a highly coveted and collectible demijohn that is probably the last of its kind.
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