The place for cognac: Martell Connoisseur’s Corner

Cognac lovers, rejoice — luxury cognac house Martell now has a permanent home in the heart of Central. As one of the world’s oldest cognac houses (they’ve almost reached the 300 year mark), Martell has long made a name for itself as producer of the highest quality eaux-de-vie.

The recently launched Connoisseur’s Corner invites guests to see Martell’s world in a new light. Whether you you’re a seasoned cognac drinker or venturing into a new territory, the Martell Discovery Table and Chanteloup Perspective Tasting Trunk will give you a complete sensory experience.

Martell Discovery Table

The Martell Discovery Table is one of the Connoisseur’s Corner’s showpieces — the 46-inch touch-screen is capable of detecting four Martell bottles including the legendary X.O. and Cordon Bleu. Thanks to touch points and bar codes at the bottom of each bottle, the table unlocks information not only about Martell’s history, but about the tasting notes to be found in each collection too.

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The Martell Discovery Table is your gateway to the intricate world of cognac.

If you’re having trouble placing the complex notes, both in the nose and on the tongue, the innovative contraption is also home to little flasks that contain the many flavours found in Martell’s cognacs. Even if you’re not well versed in cognac lingo, this sensory experience will ensure that you can impress all the connoisseurs in the room.

Martell Chanteloup Perspective Tasting Trunk

Another feature guaranteed to catch your eye is the Martell Chanteloup Perspective Tasting Trunk (HK$168,000). Crafted-to-order by the renowned French trunk maker Pinel & Pinel, this treasure chest houses everything you need for a magical moment, wherever it may take place.

Hidden away in the many leather drawers, there are two crystal glasses by Cristal de Sèvres, a cigar cutter by Ercuis, a lighter by S.T. Dupont as well as a cocktail kit — all the necessary tools for a decadent picnic.

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The luxurious tasting trunk pays tribute to Martell’s heritage with its supple blue leather.

Neatly tucked into the tasting trunk is a bottle of Martell Chanteloup Perspective. Classed in the Extra category, this amber creation is a perfect balance of aromas and sensation with a lovely lingering finish. The nose is complex and the aromas are fruity, courtesy of the cognac region’s four main crus (Grande and Petite Champagne, Fins Bois and Borderies). But it’s not only what’s on the inside that counts — the bottle’s design represents the wrought iron gates at the Château de Chanteloup, Martell’s residence.

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