Martell Millésime 1968
Carefully selected by Martell’s Cellar Master Benoit Fil, from the House’s oldest cellar built in 1833, the Chais de la Coquille, the Millésime 1968 is a rare single eau-de-vie from the Grande Champagne growth area, a land known for its powerful and structured eaux-de-vie. It is then aged for over 40 years in old, fine-grain oak barrels to create a rich and unique profile. The “Millésimes Collection”, created in a limited series, brings a vintage eau-de-vie into the daylight, one chosen for its exceptional organoleptic temperament and embodiment of the elegance, balance and complexity that characterise Martell style.
Presented in a luxury leather and wooden gift box with a hand-written number denoting its status as a limited edition, Martell Millésime 1968 will be showcased in high profile promotion locations within Duty Free stores. The distinctive bottle shape was inspired by the ‘montre’ bottle used by generations of Cellar Masters when composing the final blend, and is a testament to the cognac house’s impressive heritage.
Sandrine Tesniere, senior brand manager for Martell at Pernod Ricard Asia Duty Free, comments: ‘We are dedicated to providing cognac connoisseurs passing through Asia Duty Free with unique gifting opportunities, and as such, are thrilled to extend this purchase opportunity to a wider audience. Martell Millésime 1968 is an innovative product exclusive to travel retail and we have every reason to believe this will be a welcomed offering for travellers.’
Martell Millésime 1968 will be available in: Hong Kong International Airport, Taiwan Taoyuan Airport, Singapore Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Millésime 1968 tasting notes
Aged in fine-grain oak barrels for over 40 years, this single-vintage eau-de-vie from the Grande Champagne growth area subtly combines freshness with maturity. It has an elegant aroma of pear and white peach mixed with gingerbread and sweet spices. On the palate it hints of blackcurrant, almond and walnut, topped with the sweetness of vanilla and warm spiciness of cinnamon.
Chais de la Coquille
Founded in 1715 by Jean Martell, Martell is the oldest of the great cognac houses. For the Millésimes Collection, Martell’s Cellar Master, Benoît Fil, has meticulously selected rare eaux-de-vie from the depths of Martell’s oldest cellars in Cognac, the Chais de la Coquille. Built in 1833, the Chais de la Coquille are Martell’s oldest cellars. Benoît Fil, Martell’s Cellar Master, had to search deep within these historic cellars to bring Millésime 1968 from darkness into daylight.