The story of Martell begins as early as 1700, Jean Martell traveled to Paris to produce a cognac from the best eau de vie. After his death in 1753, his wife took over the visions of her late husband and implemented them. Rachel Martell ran the company very successfully, quickly the cognac became known in America and England. Today, Martell Cognac is a symbol of luxurious taste. The Martell V.S.O.P. Médaillon Old Fine Cognac bottle bears a medallion with the portrait of Louis XIV, which is supposed to recall the year 1715, the birth of the House of Martell. The production of this cognac is made from eaux-de-vie, from the finest areas of the Cognac region. Tasting notes:Color: Golden amber. Nose: Soft, bittersweet, lime, licorice, quince, raisins, plums, notes of oak. Taste: Soft, mild, complex, caramelized fruit. Finish: Long lasting. Best enjoyed neat or with a little ice.