Martell VSOP is now aged exclusively in fine grained oak barrels, in a quest to enhance the delicate fruity aromas. When a barrel is called 'Red', this is in reference to the reddish colour of aged wood. For this VSOP blend, aged in Red Barrels, the cellar master chose only the rare 'red fine grained oak barrels' for ageing this cognac. The cognac has a warm copper colour in the glass, with glints of gold, giving it a luminous-like appearance. On the nose, the bouquet is round and fresh, run through by intense fruity notes. The aromas of fresh yellow stone fruits is gently covered by subtle mellow, woody notes. The power of its aromas grows, with notes of apricot and vine peach muscling in. To taste, it has intense fruity tones - plums, peaches and apricots. The fruity flavours are enhanced by the delicate notes of sweet spices from the wood of the russet barrels. Martell VSOP is a harmony of luscious fruit aromas with refined wood overtones.