A glossy red-purple colour with an expressive nose of dense macerated red fruits and that toasty spicy oak and chocolate. Full and round and packed full of fruit, crisp acidity and ripe tannins.
Blandy's Duke of Clarence is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinkingand will keep for several months after opening.
Encapsulating the spirit of Martell and the deep, refined brilliant of a good XO, Martell XO is a leader in its cognac category. Fresh fruity notes of the eaux de vie of the Borderies work in subtle harmony with the bold, matured flavour of eaux de vie from the Grand Champagne to create the distinct flavour of Martell XO. A hint of gingerbread smoothly leads the rest of the flavours on, with further highlights of walnut, cedar and orange blossom.