Martell Bottle Catalogue PART 2: Limited editions and specials

(368 bottles; but still not complete. Last updated: Jan 12, 2024)

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Contents:

1. VS Limited editions
2. Caractère, Distinction, Artys, NCF
3. VSOP Limited editions
4. Noblige and Black Tie
5. XO limited editions
6. Cordon Bleu limited editions
7. Réserve Borderies
8. Single Estate Collection
9. Jubilee editions
10. Other limited editions
11. Year 2000
12. Cohiba
13. Decanters and Extravaganza
14. Limoges
15. Hip flasks
16. Extravaganza page

1. VS Limited editions

70cl VS, crystallized with Swarovski, limited edition (around 2000) 1L Sélection exclusive 70cl La French Touch VS with three stars on shoulder blob in blue glass; 70cl

70cl Single Distillerie (2017) CONT NET 700ml indicated  750ml single distillery 1Le stated 1L stated

2. Caractère, Distinction, Artys, NCF

70cl Caractère (2013) 750ml 70cle Distinction (2014) 70cle with a duty seal on the cap Distinction with a blue cap Distinction with a blue cap and a duty seal 70cl Distinction, with 'vsop' stated below 'distinction' 35cl Artys, stated on capsule 35cl, but not stated Non chill filtered (2016) NCF: Non chill filtered (2016); Arak Mengandungi 40% Alkohol, Malaysian import

The Artys bottles are 35cl only.

3. VSOP Limited editions

3.1 VSOP:

700ml Liqueur brandy, special reserve in a cradle; imported by Harper Gilfillan (Singapore - Brunei - Malaysia)

1991 National Golf Tournament du Cognac; Big Spenders Club VSOP Edition Nuit VSOP Edition Nuit, with a paper duty seal on top (Malaysian)

VSOP Ritz (2006)  Near the bottom is 'cognac' with 'appellation cognac controlée and an address line even lower on the glass and '70cl e' stated on the back VSOP Chateau de Versailles  Near the bottom is 'cognac' with 'appellation cognac controlée and an address line even lower on the glass and '70cl e' stated on the back

3.2 VSOP, Jason Wu:

VSOP black tie edition by Jason Wu (2015)  Is this a colour-effect of the surroundings? Top of cap look a bit different too. (700ml)

3.3 VSOP, Paris Style:

VSOP Montmartell by Castelbajac, 70cl e on the front (2014)  Witha a paper duty seal on top (Malaysia) VSOP Montmartell by Castelbajac (white ribbon) 1L Castelbajac  70cl VSOP Rive Gauche, design by Claire Rollet (2014) With 70cle and 40%vol indicated with some text in between; notice that there are some little differences in the drawing on the lower side of the bottle

3.4 VSOP, La French Touch:
70cl La French Touch 1L La French Touch  With a paper duty seal on top (Malaysia)  Cassius VSOP by La French Touch (2016); 700ml stated on the back  With a Malaysian sticker and a paper duty seal on top 1L bottle (stated on the box)  
3.5 VSOP, other:

VSOP Réserve de crus  VSOP Réserve de Crus, VSOP written above 'réserve de crus'; 1L  1L Réserve des crus; the medaillon is higher on the label, above VSOP

VSOP Blue Swift, 70cl and 40%vol stated; text: cognac vsop finished in bourbon casks (not allowed to be called cognac)  VSOP Blue Swift, 70cl and 40%vol stated; text: made of cognac, then finished in bourbon casks (changed discription because it is not allowed to be called cognac) 700ml stated VSOP Blue Swift, 750ml and 40%alc/vol stated; text: made of cognac, then finished in bourbon casks (changed discription because it is not allowed to be called cognac) 750ml, content and abv in blue lettres Cotent (750ml) not stated; 40%alc./vol. 750ml VSOP Blue Swift, 2020 edition designed by Quavo; text: made of cognac, then finished in bourbon casks (it is not allowed to be called cognac) With a simplified label, night edition, 750ml

VSOP by Jacky Tsai (2021) VSOP distinction, 70cl Year of the rabbit 2023 (Nov 2022) Part of gift set 2024 (Oct 2023)

4. Noblige:

Noblige Limited edition (2013) Noblige Black Tie Edition by James Wu; 70cl stated on the box. (2014) Different backside: without the green point symbol Noblige French Touch Cassius Noblige by La French Touch (2016) Noblige by Andre (2019) Noblige, design by Angel Chen, 70cl (2020) Noblige, design by Angel Chen, 700ml (2020), Asian import With a Malaysian duty seal Mid-Autumn, by Angel Chen (2021) 70cl by Jacky Tsai (2022) 70cl by Jacky Tsai, variation (2022) With Malaysian duty seal 70cl by Jacky Tsai, cap is decorated 70cl by Jacky Tsai, variation Hong Kong city edition, 70cl (indicated on the box); 2022 Shenzhen city edition, 2022 Which city? Singapore city edition, 70cl (indicated on the box); 2022 Macau city edition, 70cl (indicated on the box); 2022 Macau with a different capsule; click to see the the back and the two sides. City edition City edition; colours of the houses are a bit different and the backside is different Limited edition published with the Martell l'Atelier event (2022); capsule is different from normal bottle Year of the Rabbit, 2023 (Nov 2022)  70cl with paper duty seal Noblige Flame Year of the dragon, 2024, design by Vincent Darré (B 2023) Year of the dragon, 2024, design by Vincent Darré; with Malaysian duty seal

5. XO limited editions

70cl XO Cordon Supreme in a swing  70cl XO Supreme in a wooden swing

Paul Andreu (2009)  Christian de Portzamparc (2012) 

6. Cordon Bleu limited editions

Cordon Bleu: Sainsbury's Copham steeple chase 2003 (click to see text on back-side)

Tribute to Cellar Masters, 2014  With 'extra old cognac' written Tribute to Cellar Masters, 2014; 700ml Asian import 1L bottle

Cordon Bleu Limited Edition, Collector bottle (ca 2016) Collector bottle; on the back side: specially bottled for DFS

Cordon Bleu Extra, Extra Old Cognac, 70cle (2016) Cordon Bleu Extra (Malaysian import)  750ml stated Cordon Bleu Extra, 1Le 1Le with HKDNP stated below the signature

Cordon Bleu Extra, Grand Classic Cognac, 750ml (US bottle)

Intense heat cask finish (2017) With a paper duty seal (Philippines) 70cl, Malaysian import with text 'Arak Mengandungi 40% Alkohol' 750ML Intense heat, grand classic 1L Intense heat 1 Litre stated

CB chinese new year 70cl, designed by Sabrina Transiskus (Feb. 2018) 70cl, with a duty seal on top; on the back: arak boleh membahayakan kesihatan (drinking alcohol can harm health); Indonesian CB chinese new year 70cl (2018); Malaysian import CB chinese new year 1L

70cle Cordon Bleu limited edition 2019; for Chinese new year; in collaboration with French artist Mathilde de l'Ecotais (Dec 2018) Malaysian import bottle  1L bottle (stated)

Cordon Bleu limited edition 2019; for Chinese new year 2020; in collaboration with French artist Mathias Kiss With a paper duty seal; Malaysian import 1Le Duty Free

Epic Voyage, design by Pierre Marie, 1Le (2020) The Vine and the Oak, design by Pierre Marie, 70cle (2020) The Vine and the Oak with a paper duty seal (Philippines) The Legendary Union (?), design by Pierre Marie, 70cle (2020)

Cordon Blue Extra a Paris (2021)

Lunar New Year 2022 Limited edtion "Audacious Voyage", 70cle (end 2021) 75cle indicated, NY 2022 (end 2021) 2022 Limited edition Lunar New Year, 1L (end 2021) CNY 2022, 70cle CNY 2022, 1Le  Different capsule, extra old cognac is printed in the banner around the cask; 70cl; (2022)

Limited edition published with the Martell l'Atelier event (2022); capsule is different from normal bottle 1le indicated; limited edition for the World City limited edition series (2022)

New Year 2023, no content indicated (Nov 2022) 70cle indicated 70cl e, with Malaysian paper duty seal 1Le indicated
Hainan, 70cle (May 2023) Singapore, 70cle (May 2023) 2024 edition, design by Vincent Darré (b 2023)

Martell celebrates 130 year of presence in Malaysia (1894-2024), bottled in 2023; available at pop-ups in Malaysia only

7. Réserve Borderies

Reserve de Chanteloup Borderies, 70cl.  Whit a silver coloured cap Reserve de Chanteloup Borderies, silvery capsule, 70cl. Engraved with the buyers name.  Reserve de Chanteloup Borderies, 70cl. Engraved with the buyers name. Blue cap. Reserve de Chanteloup Borderies, different emblem, 70cl Reserve de Chanteloup Borderies, longer capsule, signature in gold colour, 70cl 70cl Réserve de Martell Chateau de Chanteloupe, borderies (2018; available as a gift to visitors of Chateau de Chanteloup)

the label says: reserve borderies   The label says: Réserve cognac borderies  The labels says: Réserve de Martell borderies Borderies printed in large letters  Reserve borderies (2023)

8. Single Estate Collection

 Domaine de Charbonnière, borderies (2016)   Vignoble A. Couillaud, petite champagne 1978 vintage (2016) Vignoble C. Mongillon, GC 1989 vintage (2016)  Domaine Pierre de Béchillon Boraud, GC; 2016  Domaine Pierre de Béchillon Boraud, GC; 2017

9. Jubilee editions and other special editions

3Star, bottled 1965 to celebrate 250th anniversary of Martell Médaillon foor the 250th anniversary of Martell (1965) 250 Y Anniversary  Reserve Familiale (250 Y anniversary)  260 Y Anniversary  Extra; 30Y Trade Celebration Singapore  Singapore 1965; 50 years of independance

75 year jubilee Ditta Salengo; stated in silver letters just below Jubilee (also stated on the wooden crate); 700cc   75 year jubilee Koopmans & Bruinier; 70cl stated The Silver Jubilee of the Queen (1815, 1906, 1914 and 1918 vintages); 24 FLOZ (1977) The Silver Jubilee of the Queen (1815, 1906, 1914 and 1918 vintages); 24 FLOZ (1977); on the back side: 70cl and 40%vol; Swiss import

Réserve du Fondateur, 70cl stated (1982) 70cl, with a Yersey stamp on the back (1982) Réserve du Fondateur; no content stated No content or ABV stated; Ausländisches Erzeugnis stated on the botton of the label (1982) 700cc Reserve de la Fondateur; Italian import, Spirits S.P.A., Genova Contents 700ML and 44% indicated  Réserve du Fondateur; no content stated; with an Asian sticker on the neck

Paris-Peking-Paris with The Spirit of France (1987) With 'produce of France' stated between content and ABV (1980s) Same, but with a paper duty seal (Italian import)  Cep Cup, 1980s

10th Anniversary of the Grand National, Weights Luncheon (2001)

100 Year Cordon Bleu (2012):

100 years Cordon Bleu (2012)  100 years Cordon Bleu, limited édition (2012)  100 year anniversary Cordon Bleu, Jewel Édition (more info on the extravaganza page)

300th Anniversary (2015):

70cl VS Tricentenaire (2015); (bottle is same as regular bottle, only the carton packing is different) VS tricentenaire; left: 40%VOL and right: 750ML stated; VSOP Médaillon Tricentaneaire (bottle is same as regular bottle, only the carton packing is different) Noblige Tricentenaire Cordon Blue Tricentenaire; only difference with regular cordon bleu extra old is possibly 700ml on the left bottom instead of 70 cl. Cordon Bleu Tricentenaire, 70cl stated content stated on the back (70cl); 2015 Difference in the capsule: emblem and text are somewhat higher placed; 70cl Singapore Duty Not Paid; 70cl stated on the back. Hommage a 300 ans d'histoire Tricentenaire assemblage de 3 millesimes, 70cl (2015)  Tricentenaire assemblage de 3 millesimes, 750ml  XO edition exclusive tricentenaire Same as previous, Singapore Duty Not Paid

10. Other limited editions

Not stating 'cognac', but believed to be cognac, bottled in the 1930s 1L 'inspection bottle'; to accompany a barrel in order to be inspected by the customs; early 1950s 1L 'inspection bottle'; to accompany a barrel in order to be inspected by the customs; early 1950s Quality not stated, but probably Extra (est. 1980s) Bottle for winner of 1983 Ralley International Aerien de Cognac M VOP, celebrating VOP that was first released in 1880s (1990s, well before 2015, the 300 year anniversary of Martell) Premier Assemblage, remake of 1879 blend (2015) Premier assemblage; 'assemblage sélectionné par le Restaurant Paul Bocuse'  3 stars (click to see box too)  Extra, Brand company oft he year 1991; issued in 1992; predominantly pre-war cognac 70cl single estate borderies by Poupelin & Fils Vieille Borderies, Seagram Duty Free 2001 Martell Troncais, mai 2004; probably not been for sale 70cl Extrait de Cordon Bleu; has not been for sale (2014) Refill bottle for the Premier Voyage (2015) Expedition 1858 (first sailing to China); 2015  Métaphore; only one bottle was made (2018)  Savoir Faire, borderies (2018) Huncho, 1991 vintage botttled in 2018 to honour Quavo, American artist 50 ans collaboration with La Sicca UVPC, millésime 1971 (b2000) Fine cognac (neat or on the rocks); 70cle German import (2021?) Exile, 70cl L'Atelier; Macau limited edition no. 1: Aromatic Oak (2022) L'Atelier; limited edition no. 2: Aromatic Oak, Hong Kong edition (2022)  L'Atelier; limited edition no. 4: Fresh Citrus, Singapore exclusive (2022) L'Atelier, Shenzhen exclusive edition, Cask no. 001, no. 6 Collection Atelier Martell, creation no. 1; borderies (2023) Martell x Davido, 700ml (2023)

Single cru 1999 borderies (2023); available in pop-ups in Asia  Single cru borderies XXO (2023) Single cru grande champagne XO (2023)Single cru petite champagne (2023); available in pop-ups in Asia Single cru fins bois (2023); available in pop-ups in Asia Single cru borderies (2023); available in pop-ups in Asia

11. Year 2000

2000 lim edition (strong resemblance with the 1L bottle); no content is stated on this bottle

Fine Cognac 2000, 70cle  Fine Cognac 2000, 70cle, Italian import (Italian duty seal)  VSOP old fine cognac to celebrate the new millennium; DFS mark in top right corner Without the little mark in the top right corner  VSOP 2000 with a paper seal  With Cont. Net 700ml written in bold lettertype

12. Cohiba

70cl stated on the back   Different back (click to see): duty seal on the back.    Different back (click to see); symbol to the right of the ABV is different  70cl, different back (click)  70cl, different back, from Lithuania   70cl e stated; Greek import  Martell is printed less bright and with an metalic sticker on the neck.  With a paper duty seal  With 700ml stated on the back

13. Decanters and Extravaganza:

Fine champagne (1950s)

13.1 Three stars (1950 till early 1960s):

three stars (ca 1960)  three stars, without 40% stated  Same as previous but with a paper duty seal on top

13.2 VSOP:

VSOP, without a cord; Italian import by Ditta Carlo Salengo; with a star medal (1950s) Médaillon VSOP

13.3 Cordon Bleu (from 1956 until the 1990s):
Without a cord, 1950s-1960s:

First edition, without blue cord; 1959; not less than 24 FL. OZS. First edition, without blue cord; 40° stated  Cordon Bleu with additional label Frazösisches Erzeugnis, import by Klaebisch & Co; bottled 1961

With a blue cord:

75cl with an old type hanging card and a metal plaquette Cordon Bleu, blue ribbon, sticker low on bottle; 750ml Italian import (Spirit S.P.A.)  Cordon Bleu, blue ribbon, sticker low on bottle; 750ml USA import (Jos. Garneau & Co., New York) Cordon Bleu, blue ribbon, sticker low on bottle; 750ml USA import (Jos. Garneau & Co., Louisville, Ky) Cordon Bleu, two stickers (ca. 1969); Jos. Garneau import   Cordon Bleu, two stickers (ca. 1969); Jos. Garneau import; 4/5 quart and 80° proof stated 24 FL. OZS stated (1970s)  70cl stated; in red box 70cl stated; in blue box  Cordon Bleu, no stickers; 26 fl oz (74cl)  75cl  75cl with Duty Free Only stated 750ML and 40%alc/vol indicated; Australian import by Baker & Co., Sydney Contentes 750ML and 40% indicated 750ML and 80 proof stated; with a paper duty seal  0.76L stated  76 Cls (in plastic box, 1980s)  75cl; No content or alcoholpercentage stated  With a paper duty seal; 76cc stated on back; Italian import, Spirit SPA Genova With a paper duty seal; 76cc stated on back; Italian import, Spirit SPA Genova; different sticker on back-side  No content or alcoholpercentage stated; text underneath is different No content or alcoholpercentage stated; text underneath is different (Mexican import)  Cordon Bleu Grand National (1993) 1989: from Firino Martell till Albert Ferrasse (president of the French rugby league)

With yellow cord (mostly for the Asian market):

Cordon Bleu liqueur brandy, golden ribbon; content stated on the back; Asian import 700ml stated  Cordon Bleu, golden ribbon; without the content stated on the card; bottom line: produced and bottled in France  Cordon Bleu, golden ribbon; HKDNP stated on the top of the capsule 0.75 indicated; bleu box; Asian import

13.4 Reserve, Extra and Cordon Argent:

Martell Réserve with a metal seal (5 pointed star, 1950s)  Martell Réserve with a paper duty seal  

Martell Extra

Martell Extra, no ribbon (cordon); Hong Kong import  Martell Extra, red ribbon (cordon); bottle for Chinese market  With a yellow ribbon around the neck

Cordon Argent (end 1950s-1960s)

Extra baccarat decanter (Michelangelo), 24 fl ozs (est 1950s) Cordon Argent Baccarat (Michelangelo), no text on the foot (1950s)  Cordon Argent Baccarat (Michelangelo), no text on the foot; on the back: Französisches Erzeugnis  Cordon Argent Baccarat (Michelangelo), imported by Park & Tilford (pre-1955)

Comptoir National d'Escompte de Paris, Cordon Bleu (est. early 1960s)

13.5 Chanteloup:

Chanteloup Perspective, 70cl (released in 2012)   The metal plaquette looks more refined; 70cl is stated on the back. 70cle; different back side Chanteloup Perspective with a paper seal on top (Italian) Chanteloup Perspective with a paper seal on top; Singapore Duty Not Paid; 2012

XXO Chanteloup, 70cl (2021)  Chanteloup XXO, 1L (2019)

13.6 Creation:

Creation baccarat (1985) HKDNP sticker on the back and 75cl stated at the bottom 750ml stated at the back 750ml stated at the back differently (only 2 lines above the governmental warning line) 750ml, not stated With a UK sticker; said to be 750ml  With a signature; released in 1995. In commemorating Martell's 280th anniversary; 75cl (Hong Kong Admiralty)

Création Grand Extra 1st edition, 70cl (1995, created for the 280th anniversary of Martell, bottle design by Serge Mansau) Création Grand Extra 1st edition, 70cl, different back: with a pregnancy pictogram Création Grand Extra 1st edition, 70cl, different back: with a pregnancy and a recycling pictogram  With a Duty Free Sales Only sticker Asian import, 700ml stated 70cl with HKDNP stated on the back

Creation 2d edition, different neck and different stopper; 70cl (stated on the back); 2007 Malaysian import

13.7 L´Or:

L´Or, 70cl, not stated (early 1990s) L'Or, 70cl stated on the back  With a paper duty seal; 70cl stated at the bottom (click to see) CONT.NET. 700ml stated on the back; Mexican import Wit 0,75L stated on the Italian paper tax seal 750ML indicated on the back; US bottle.   Special bottle, click to see back: 1995 L'OR De Martell Cup at the Shatin Racecourse in Hong Kong; said to be75cl (probably a one off)   l'Or de jean (ca. 2009)  With 700ml stated below on the left foot  With 750ml stated below on the right foot (bottle stands with the front backwards) L'Or de Jean, Chateau de Chanteloup (Dec. 2023); mainly for Travel Retail and Asia

13.8 Other:

Odys, 70cl (2000s) For Duty Free Sale Only

 

Martell Classique, 75cl; Baccarat decanter (est. 1980s) (the decanter shape was designed in 1953 by Georges Chevalier, but this bottle is from the 1980s)   Edouard; Grande Champagne 1920 (2016)  Le Flacon de la Reine (grande champagne 1929)  Hidden Gem bottle, part of Hidden gem Trunc (2015), more info on the Martell extravaganza page Millésime 1949, Chinese New Year edition 2021 Millésime 1951, Chinese New Year edition 2021 Millésime 1958, Chinese New Year edition 2021 Millésime 1965, Chinese New Year edition 2021

l'Art (1997)  Premier Voyage (1985)  Queen's decanter, 1929 grande champagne; made for the 2014 Part des Anges

1921 Centenary Collection (2021) 70 Years old grande champagne (70 were produced, 2023) Centenary Collection, Emperor Night (2022)

11L Dame Jeanne, 1951 (2021, made to order) 1952 with grande champagne indicated on the hanging label 11L Dame Jeanne, 1958 (2021, made to order) 11L Dame Jeanne, 1968 (2021, made to order) 11L Dame Jeanne, 1971 (2021, made to order)

L'Or, Assemblage du Tigre (early 2022) L'Or, Assemblage du Lapin (early 2023)

Les Remarquables, a dame jeanne designed by Laurentine Perilhou in 2023. Estimated worth: 1 million euro. Comes in a cabinet with glasses, a pipet and white gloves.

L'Or, assemblage du dragon; for Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon (2024)

 

13.5 Martell Extravaganza

The very expensive and extravagant bottles of Hennessy have their own page, where there is room for a more extensive description of the bottles: Hidden Gems, the Pinel & Pinel Trunk, the Chanteloup Perspective Tasting Trunk, the Cordon Bleu Centenary Jewel Edition, the Premier Voyage, Création, L’Art de Martell,  L’Or de Jean and L’Or, the Cordon Argent Baccarat and the Cordon Bleu Centanary Limited Edition

Click on this link to see the Martell Extravaganza page.

 

14. Limoges

700ml Limoges Gobelet, Napoleon; De Haviland Limoges (1980s) Gobelet Napoleon Extra, Bernardaud limoges Chinese import (sticker), 700ml New emblem; Globelet Royal Globelet Royal, 50cl

15. Hip flasks

Probably 19th century (height is 6 inches)   2,5 oz. 6 oz; click to see bottom    

 


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