Martell Bottle Catalogue PART 2: Limited editions and specials

(262 bottles; but still not complete. Last updated: Sep 11, 2021)

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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)  750ml single distillery 1L stated

2. Caractère, Distinction, Artys, NCF

70cl Caractère 750ml 70cl Distinction (2014) Distinction with a blue cap 70cl Distinction, with 'vsop' stated below 'distinction' 35cl, 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:

1991 National Golf Tournament du Cognac; Big Spenders Club VSOP Edition Nuit VSOP Edition Nuit, with a paper duty seal on top (Malaysian) Reserve de Crus, 1L 1L VSOP medaillon, réserve de crus  2000 lim edition (strong resemblance with the 1L bottle); on this bottle is no content stated  VSOP Ritz Near the bottom is 'cognac' with 'appellation cognac controlée and an address line even lower on the glass and '70cl e' stated on the backVSOP 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, Paris Style:

VSOP Montmartell by Castelbajac, 70cl e on the front  Witha a paper duty seal on top (Malaysia)  VSOP Montmartell by Castelbajac (white ribbon)    VSOP Rive Gauche

3.3 VSOP, La French Touch:
VSOP French Touch, different label 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
3.4 VSOP, other:

VSOP Réserve de crus  VSOP Réserve de Crus, VSOP written above 'réserve de crus'; 1L

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) 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) 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)

70cl VSOP, aged in red barrels (2018) 700ml (stated) VSOP, Aged in Red Barrels 700ml stated and 40%alc/vol 750ml e VSOP, Aged in Red Barrels 750ml VSOP, Matured in Red Barrels (matured, not aged!) 1L VSOP, aged in red barrels (2018)

4. Noblige and black Tie:

4.1 Noblige:

Noblige Limited edition 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

4.2 Jason Wu Black Tie limited editions:

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)  Noblige Black Tie Edition by James Wu; 70cl stated on the box.

5. XO limited editions

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  Cordon Bleu Limited Edition Cordon Bleu Extra (2016) Cordon Bleu Extra (Malaysian import) prob. 70cl, with HKDNP stated below the signature 750ml stated Cordon Bleu Extra, 1Le  Intense heat cask finish (2017) 70cl, Malaysian import 750ML Intense heat, grand classic 1L Intense heat  CB chinese new year 70cl (2018) CB chinese new year 70cl (2018); Malaysian import  CB chinese new year 1L  Cordon Bleu limited edition 2019; for Chinese new year; in collaboration with French artist Mathilde de l'Ecotais (70cl) 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 1L Duty Free Epic Voyage, design by Pierre Marie (2020) The Vine and the Oak, design by Pierre Marie (2020)

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

the label says: reserve borderies   The label says: Réserve cognac borderies  The labels says: Réserve de Martell borderies Borderies printed in large letters  70cl Réserve de Martell Chateau de Chanteloupe, borderies (2018; available as a gift to visitors of Chateau de Chanteloup)

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

All three Borderies (2017)

9. Jubilee editions and other special editions

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) Réserve du Fondateur, 70cl stated (1982) 70cl, with a Yersey stamp on the back (1982) 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 Réserve du Fondateur; no content stated  Réserve du Fondateur; no content stated; with an Asian sticker on the neck 3Star, bottled 1965 to celebrate 250th anniversary of Martell 250Y anniversary; 730cl Italian import (Carlo Salengo)  250 Y Anniversary  Reserve Familiale (250 Y anniversary)  260 Y Anniversary  Extra; 30Y Trade Celebration Singapore  Singapore 1965; 50 years of independance  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) Expedition 1858 (first sailing to China); 2015  Métaphore; only one bottle was made (2018)  Savoir Faire, borderies (2018) Fine cognac (neat or on the rocks); 70cle German import (2021?)

11. Year 2000

Fine Cognac 2000  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:

13.1 Three stars, Classique and vsop:

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

13.2 Cordon Bleu:

First edition, without blue cord; 1959; not less than 24 FL. OZS. First edition, without blue cord; 40° stated  Cordon Bleu with additional label  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    Cordon Bleu, no stickers; 26 fl oz (74cl)  75cl  75cl with Duty Free Only stated 750ML Australian import by Baker & Co., Sydney 750ML and 80 proof stated; with a paper duty seal  0.76L stated  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)

Cordon Bleu liqueur brandy, golden ribbon; with the content stated on the card  Cordon Bleu liqueur brandy, golden ribbon; content stated on the back; Asian import  Cordon Bleu, golden ribbon; without the content stated on the card (est 1970-80s)  Cordon Bleu, golden ribbon; HKDNP stated on the top of the capsule

13.3 Reserve and Extra:

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)  With a yellow ribbon around the neck

13.4 Other:

Extra baccarat decanter (Michelangelo), 24 fl ozs (est 1950s)  Cordon Argent Baccarat (Michelangelo), imported by Park & Tilford (pre-1955) 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

Odys, 70cl For Duty Free Sale Only  Chanteloup Perspective, 70cl   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 Chanteloup XXO (2019)

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

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)

L´Or, 70cl, not stated (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 paper tax seal  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  With 700ml stated below on the left foot  With 750ml stated below on the right foot (bottle stands with the front backwards)  l'Art (1997)  Premier Voyage (1985)  Queen's decanter, 1929 grande champagne; made for the 2014 Part des Anges

1921 Centenary Collection (2021)

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.

Click on this link to see the Martell Extravaganza page in Dutch.

 

14. Limoges

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

15. Hip flasks

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

 


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