Martell Bottle Catalog PART 3: miniatures, medium sized bottles and magnums

(324 miniatures, 103 medium sized bottles and 76 magnums; but still not complete. Last updated: Nov 30, 2019)

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Contents:

A. MINIATURES

1. Stars and dry pale
2. Stars-VS
3. VS
4. VSP, VVESOP, VO and VSOP
5. VSEP Médaillon and Médaillon
6. VSOP Médaillon
7. Cordon Rubis
8. Noblige
9. Napoléon Cordon Noir
10. Cordon Bleu
11. Cordon Argent
12. Extra
13. XO Cordon Supreme, XO Supreme and XO
14. Various
B. MEDIUM SIZED BOTTLES (20-50cl)

1. Dry Pale
2. Three stars and three stars-VS
3. VS
4. VSOP and VSOP-Médaillon
5. Cordon Rubis, Noblige, Cordon Noir and VO
6. Cordon Bleu
7. XO
8. Vintages
9. Other
C. MAGNUMS
1. Three stars and VS
2. VSOP and Médaillon
3. Noblige
4. Cordon Bleu
5. XO

 

A. MINIATURES

1. Stars

1 star bottles:

crescent-shaped neck label crescent-shaped neck label, screw top Round neck label Round neck label; with importer name Aguilar underneath  round neck label, screw top with 40% stated

3 star bottles, slender bottles, 3cl:

with a cork; no Martell on top of main label; said to be 4,5cl (before 1930) with a cork; Martell printed on top of main label with a cork; label is longer no text on bottom of label like previous one, but bottleshape is a little different with a cap, two lines of text on bottom Blue cap, three lines of text on bottom cap a little different, three lines of text on bottom metalcoloured cap, with text: 40% metalcoloured cap, no percentage stated blue cap, on the bottom left: 42% Französisches Erzeugnis; probably 3cl cap a little different, on right bottom: 70% proof Blue cap, text: Browne Vintners Several lines of text Provision de Bord

3 stars, slender bottles, 4.5 en 5cl:

4.45cl ca 4.5cl; with 70 proof stated; screw cap 5 cl British European Airways 5 cl British European Airways with 70% Proof on bottom right 5cl Britisch European Airways, different cap, no neck label Sabena Mitropa

3 stars, wide model bottle with ‘J & F Martell’ in a blue space in the middle, 3cl:

Three stars in a hemisphere Three stars in a hemisphere and with 70% proof stated With 70 proof and 40%Vol stated (prob. 3cl) Three stars in a hemisphere, 28 ml Three stars in a hemisphere, 3cl and 40% stated 3cl stated; different colour glass; white edge arounnd label is thicker Three stars in a hemisphere, 3cl and 40%, different colour of glass Three stars in a hemisphere, decoration on label in red

3 stars, wide model bottle with ‘J & F Martell’ in a white space in the middle, 3cl:

Three stars in rectangle 3cl (stated on the back); three lines of text underneath Three stars in rectangle, three lines of text, but different Three stars in rectangle, 40% Three stars in rectangle, 40%, different colour blue; broader, lower bottle with lower shoulder Three stars in rectangle, no alcohol content; broader, lower bottle with lower shoulder 3 stars in rectangle with content and alcohol content.  Three stars in rectangle, 70% proof Three stars in rectangle, 70% proof; cognac and 70 proof are much smaller Less distance between 70 proof and the line above it Three stars in rectangle, now 'produce of France' is also smaller; different colour label and cap Three stars in rectangle, Auslandisches erzeugnis Three stars in rectangle, Französisches erzeugnis Three stars in rectangle, different text on bottom of label Three stars in rectangle, adornment on label in red; 0.03L stated Three stars in rectangle, semi-separate neck label 3 centiliters (no stars, but an emblem) 3,5 cl (1/16 pint), 80 proof (no stars, but an emblem)

3 stars, wide model bottle, 4-5cl:

Three stars in hemisphere Three stars in hemisphere, 40% stated on right side Three stars in hemisphere, 4cl 40% Three stars in hemisphere, Französisches erzeugnis, adornment on label in red Only 40% stated ca 5cl with 70 Proof stated ca 5cl with 70 Proof stated in smaller letters Three stars in rectangle (bad picture) Three stars in rectangle, with a big star above it Three stars in rectangle; text: British European Airways

3 stars Paillarde model bottle, 3cl:

Flasks:

Said to be 10cl 10cl, with 70 Proof stated (est. 1930-40s)  Pocket size (ca. 8cl) smaller (10cl?) 5.5 FL OZS (16cl)

Dry pale:

Small dry pale bottle

2. Three stars-VS

3 stars-VS wide model bottle:

VS and 3 stars in a hemisphere; 30ml 70 proof (prob. 5cl)

3 stars-VS, Paillarde model bottle, 3cl and 4cl:

VS and 3 stars in a circleVS and 3 stars in a separate neck label; cap in one colour VS and 3 stars in a separate neck label; cap in two colours Bottom left: 3 cl; and bottom right 40% Bottom left: 3 cl; and bottom right 40%; different colour label just the 40% bottom right With an extra line of text (appellation Controle) at the bottom of the label The bottom part of the label in black Same but no seal over the cap Same but text to the left and right of 'Cognac' interchanged 70 Proof and 40% stated on the bottom With an addiotional symbol on the left of the label Same, but different colour glass and label 4cl

Three stars-VS, wide model

 

Three stars-VS 5cl-19cl flasks:

Pocket size (10cl) No content states, Pocket Size (10cl) 16cl Traveller size 16cl Traveller size, in red letters

3. VS

VS wide model:

4 cl

VS Paillarde model with separate neck label:
30 cc VS on neck label Bottom left: 3 cl; and bottom right 40% and underneath Franzosisches erzeugnis
3cl; different logo 3cl; with a cotisation symbol on the left side of the label 3cl; different colour glass and additional symbols to the left and right sides
5cl VS and logo on neck label, blue cap 5cl, gold cap 50ml; content and alcohol percentage in smaller typeface 50ml; different colour of label and cap; no appellation sentence underneath 'fine cognac'
VS Paillarde model without a neck label, 3cl:

3 cl 3 cl and 'fine cognac' completely within the outlines of the label 3 cl with appellation cognac controlee below 'fine cognac'

VS Paillarde model without a necklabel, 5cl:

5 cl 5 cl and 'fine cognac' completely within the outlines of the label 5 cl with extra text above 'fine cognac' content and percentage much smaller written 5 cl and content and alcohol percentage in smaller print 5 cl with extra symbol

VS 5-10cl flasks:

5cl 5cl, brown label 5 cl 10 cl 10 cl

4. VSP, VVESOP, VO and VSOP

VSP, VVESOP, VO:

With 40% in lower right

VSOP:

VSOP 20 years on neck label VSOP Iraqi Airways; click to see backside 3.5cl VSOP Brand Liquor Cognac

5. VSEP Médaillon and Médaillon

Médaillon:

40% in bigger print 70 Proof; and liqueur brandy instead of fine champagne. Note: medallion in stead of medaillon No signature and different type and colour letters

6. VSOP Médaillon

VSOP Médaillon, white label and a neck label with text: ‘Fine Champagne VSOP Cognac’:

3 cl, neck label attached to the main label With 40% written on bottom right Different emblem Reserve Avianca on bottom of label

VSOP Médaillon, white label and a neck label with text: ‘Martell VSOP Cognac’:

 3cl stated on back; with an additional marque on the cap With 40% written on bottom right slightly different emblem No 40% written on bottom neck label attached to main label Egypt Air

VSOP Médaillon, white label without a neck label:

3 cl, no neck label 5 cl

VSOP Médaillon Liqueur Brandy, white label:

Fine champagne liqueur brandy, with a cork With a metal cap with lots of text on the label Cap sealed and with lots of text on the label and liqueur brandy bigger than previous with a cork and a different text on the bottom part

VSOP Médaillon Liqueur, gold label:

With additional information left and right of the text on the bottom part and with a sealed cap 70 Proof Different text on bottom part Different text on bottom part Text 'special reserve' under 'liqueur cognac' 30ml (stated) liqueur brandy; two-coloured cap 'liqueur brandy'; content not stated Liqueur cognac Different shape of bottle; with 70 Proof and 40%Vol underneath

Separate shoulder label with 70 proof and 40% Vol printed underneath Separate shoulder label Different colour glass and label 3 cl on right side of label 30ml stated, two-coloured cap; special reserve 30ml not stated, two-coloured cap; special reserve

VSOP Médaillon, gold label, neck label attached to the Martell-label:

DF written on bottom right 30ml (stated) liqueur brandy; two-coloured cap 'liqueur brandy'; content not stated Liqueur cognac With additional text on left and right top of label With 3 cl and 40% printed on the left and right bottom Franzosisches erzeugnis

30 cc on bottom left and acquavite di vino on bottom part paillarde type of bottle bottom right: 40%vol; Französisches erzeugnis With sealed cap

VSOP Médaillon, gold label, separate neck label:

Duty Free on right side Duty Free on right side; different neck emblem Extra symbol on left side (cotisation mark) Almost the same as previous, but colour of labels is different; also colour of glass is somewhat different 30 cc on left instead of 3 cl and black part of label on bottom Content and percentage in small print

VSOP Médaillon, red label, separate neck label, 3 and 5 cl:

Old fine cognac 3 cl old fine cognac very fine cognac 3 cl liqueur cognac 5 cl liqueur cognac 5 cl old fine cognac 5cl and alcohol percentage not stated old fine cognac; slender and higher model, 5cl

VSOP Médaillon, red label without neck label:

3 cl old fine cognac old fine cognac 5 cl old fine cognac old fine cognac old fine cognac Very fine cognac; probably 5cl old fine cognac, small medaillon and placed low 3 cl old fine cognac, small and low placed medaillon 3 cl old fine cognac, different medaillon and 'old fine cognac' not on a gold bar

VSOP Médaillon, 3cl, green and black labels:

30ml stated on the back of the capsule; for the Asian market No neck label, long white capsule; for the Asian market No neck label; shorter capsule with different text; for the Asian market Separate neck label attached neck label, Franzosisches erzeugnis Glass and cap in a different colour

VSOP-Médaillon flasks:

prob. 5cl prob. 5cl

7. Cordon Rubis

Rubis Rubis with content and percentage stated Cordon Rubie Rubis, modern emblem on neck and different layout of the label 5cl Cordon Rubie

8. Noblige

5 cl 5 cl, different colour label 5 cl with escutcheon With an additional text line between 'Noblige' and 'cognac' 5 cl with smear or feather? 5 cl without the blue band where 'Martell' is written

9. Napoléon Cordon Noir

5 cl

10. Cordon Bleu

Cordon bleu with white label:

high shoulder low shoulder Different typeface and somewhat different capsule 40% on bottom part 40% slightly more to the left and different typeface 40% much smaller With 405 stated and 3cl stated on the back side. Cap is different: blue part is higher. 42% With additional label underneath

without the little round shoulder label35 years en fut

Cordon bleu with wreath of laurel:

'Cordon Bleu' in a blue banddifferent cap colour 3cl with 70 (or 80?) proof stated (next to 'cognac'); different colour of cap With 3cl and 40% on it With 70 proof and 40% Vol on it (prob. 3cl) The little round attached part of the label is smaller. Not sure about authenticity of the cap

Cordon Bleu, white label and blue band:

Neck label has the emblem with the three malletsFor the Asian market Emblem in blue Embleem with the swallow above three mallets With 50 ml and 40% on it. 50 ml and percentage in much smaller print With 5cl and 40% on it. 5cl stated; with a 'C' in the upper right corner and something else in the top left. Additional symbol on the left Additional symbols on the left and right 280 year anniversary 5cl stated, extra old; upper edge of label is straight.

Other Cordon Bleu bottles:

No additional text (abv or content)  Additional text on top right of label 5cl

Cordon Bleu flasks (10cl):

11. Cordon Argent

Without CA on the neck label (emblem) With CA on the neck label 40% in big lettercorps 40% in small lettercorps Different typeface

12. Extra

Old model Without 40% printed With 40% printed big With 40% printed small and no neck label Without the 40% on it

13. XO Cordon Supreme XO Supreme and XO

XO Cordon Supreme:

Cordon Supreme With 40% and 5 cl printed with 40% and 50ml

XO Supreme

XO Supreme, 5cl, letters in red XO Supreme, 5cl, letters in yellow-gold XO Supreme, 5cl, letters in silver Letters in red; much better quality of the stopper; the text line underneath starts more to the right (under 'cl' in stead of under '5')

XO Supreme, 5cl small, letters in red XO Supreme, 50ml, letters in red XO Supreme, 50ml, letters in silver

XO:

XO Extra OldXO Extra Old, 40% and 5 clXO Extra Old, 40% and 5cl, different typeface XO Extra Fine  35cl, stated  35cl, not stated (stated by shop)

14. Various:

Cohiba 50ml 20 years old No age or quality stated 3cl fine cognac note different neck label; click to see asian backside

No age or quality stated No age or quality stated, with wax on top No age or quality stated, sealed cap No age or quality stated, different text and colour No age or quality stated'different colour Tricentenaire (10cl)

Médaillon VSOP sample; not been for sale tasting tube

Plastic barel, probably 5cl 5cl barrel

ministands:

5cl Cordon Bleu in a stand

 

B. Medium sized bottles (20 – 50cl):

1. Dry Pale (20cl flasks):

with 40% big; metal cap With 40 small; bicoloured cap 40% somewhat heavier; blue cap

2. Three stars and three stars-VS:

35cl; no age qualification 35cl, no text underneath 35cl, standard text underneath 35cl, standard text underneath and some text in a rectangular box in the lower right corner 1948 bottle; 0.375L 35cl three stars; bicoloured cap; text underneath in French 35cl three stars; bicoloured cap; text underneath in English 37.5cl (stated at auction) three stars, blue spring cap (1950s); Produce of France and 70 Proof underneath 50cl stated (1960s) 35cl three stars; paper shoulder label. 35cl three stars; 50cl, three stars; shoulder label has fallen off (1960-70s)

Three star flasks 200-250ml:

250ml stated 250ml, not stated on the bottle, but stated at auction 250ml stated 20cl (said so on auction)

Three star flasks 33cl and up, old labels and spring cap:

content?; three stars in a relatively bog round neck label ca. 35cl (est. 1940s)  with 'Exportation interdite' written in bottom right corner with 40% on bottom right 4/5 pint (ca 38cl)  1929-1940s

Three star flasks 33cl and up, old labels and screw cap:

33cl 35cl (stated at auction) 35cl (not less than 11 1/2 FL.OZS.); 1960-70s 35cl (not less than 11 1/2 FL.OZS., partly in red); 1960-70s 35cl (stated at auction): British European Airways

Three stars, 33cl and up, bat labels:

12 FL OZS, blue cap 12 FL OZS, bi-coloured cap (1970s) Half bottle With 40° stated (said to be 375ml) Half bottle, with DF stated

Three stars-VS:

34cl 12 FL. OZS. 34cl with a bat label; 'very special' is printed above the 3 stars 50cl 50cl, Dark coloured glass. The cap is a screw-cap, not the nozzle on the photograph. (or is it the same as the previous bottle?) 12 Fl oz.

12 fl oz and 34 cl stated, 70 proof 35cl

3. VS:

35cl, old label 20 cl 35 cl 35 cl, 'fine cognac' in blue fully within the contours of the label50 cl 50 cl, 'fine cognac' in blue fully within the contours of the label

35cl VS

4. VSOP and VSOP-Médaillon:

With 42% stated; probably 20cl 20cl VSOP-Médiallon (1960s) 12 fl.ozs (34cl) 20 cl 20cl  50cl stated  50cl

35cl VSOP Medaillon 35cl médaillon; Dutch import by Koopmans & Bruinier, Amsterdam (1970s) '35cl e' médaillon; (1980s) 50cl Liqueur cognac 35cl liqueur cognac 35cl Medaillon, old fine cognac 375ml, old fine cognac; with produce of France printed number of standard drinks (Australian; click to see detail) 375ml Médaillon 50cl VSOP Distinction 50cl VSOP Red Barrels

5. Cordon Rubis, Noblige, Cordon Noir and VO:

Cordon Rubis, 350cc stated, 40% 350ml stated 35cl Noblige; Japanese import (click to see back) 35cl Noblige, Japanese import, different neck 12 fl.oz Cordon Noir (ca 34 cl; 1980s) 20cl (1940s)

6. Cordon Bleu:

12 FL.OZS, fine liqueur cognac brandy 35cl Crdon Bleu; rectangular labels 35cl Cordon Bleu (1970s), rounded labels; text below 40%: réimportation interdite 375ml (stated on box, click to see)

35cl Extra Old Cognac 35cl Old Classic Cognac 375ml Cordon Bleu, grand classic 375ML CB, grand classic; label has straight upper edge

7. XO:

35cl XO Cordon Supreme 35cl XO Supreme 35cl XO Supreme with HKDNP stated XO 35cl

8. Vintages:

1913 Vintae, bottled 1941; 20 under proof (45.68% alc/vol); (ca 35cl )

9. Other:

35cl VSOP-médaillon Anniversary edition 1715-1965 35cl Extra 20cl Borderies The essence of Cordon Bleu, Fine Borderies 1875, part of Hidden Gems (2015), see Martell's extravaganza page 1898, part of Hidden Gems (2015), see Martell's extravaganza page 20cl Tribute to celler masters (2014) VSOP Blue Swift 37.5cl 20cl L'Or de Jean (stated on the box); Malaysian import

C. Magnums

1. Three Stars and VS:

Three stars:

Content not stated; estimated 4.5L, maybe 6L even (click to see next to a 70cl bottle)  Gallon (ca 3.7L)  Same, but different importer  3L 3 stars (said to be 1940s)  1.5L (est. 1940s)  3L 2L (end 1950s)

2.5L 2L, Französisches Erzeugnis; Klaebisch & Co, Eltville/Rhein (1970s)  40 FL OZS (1.137L)  1,5L (not stated)  1.5L (not stated); cap is a litle different  1,5L; different text below and a paper sealed cap  1.4L not stated  1.4L stated 150cl stated

Three stars and VS:

3.78L (1970s)  1.13L (2 pints)  1.13L (2 pints); this time '1.13L e' is stated  2 Pints (1.13L)  3,78L  3 1/3 qt and 3.78L stated (ca. 1980)

VS:

1,5L   1,5L; different colour (note the shadow around the letters 'VS')  1,5L different colour and 'fine cognac' in blue fully within the contours of the label 1.5L; text between 1.5L and 40%Vol  4,5L  4,5L different colour and 'fine cognac' not within the contours of the label 4.5L straight up

1,5L magnum VS single distillery

2. VSOP and Médaillon:

1.5L VSOP (ca. 1960)  1.4L Médaillon; name médaillon not stated (1960s) 1.460 Liter Médaillon; VSOP is not stated; fine champagne; Italian import

1,4L Cognac, VSOP and Médaillon stated 1.460 Liter Médaillon; Italian import. Content is stated on two lines.  1,5L Cognac (1960s)

1.5L fine champagne cognac 1.460 Liter Médaillon; Italian import 1,5L Fine Champagne  1.5L VSOP Médaillon; content not stated; underneath: 'reservé a l'exportation'

150cl stated 3.78L  140cl stated 150cl stated  1,5L Spécila Réserve Liqueur Cognac 

3L Old Fine Cognac (content stated on the box)  3L stated; in a cradle  3L  3L different cradle  3L, Old Fine Cognac  3L on a stand  3L different text (no VSOP) under the medaillon  3L with a thickening at the base of the cap; comes with a cradle; for 300 years Martell (click to see it) 1.5L e stated 1,5L

3. Noblige:

1.5L Noblige  3L Noblige

4. Cordon Bleu

6L Cordon Bleu (Methusalem), specially selected for Mr. G. Stonhill 1,75L   1.5L  1.5L Cordon Bleu, different capsule, Malaysian Duty Not Paid 1,5L, newer shield   3L  3L with a different cap 3L Centenary edition

cordon bleu with cradles:

1,5L  3L Cordon Bleu, Extra Old Cognac  3L  3L, comes with cradle (click to see it).  3L, different cradle  3L different cradle and cap  3L Old classic cognac  3L Cordon Bleu Centenairy on a stand

5. XO:

XO Supreme 3L  3L  3L

1.5L XO Extra Old, Malaysian Duty Not Paid

 

 

 


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