Golden amber in colour. Light grape, some wood, a touch of vanilla on the nose. Smooth and mellow, some complexity, notes of dry fruit. Full with a hint of sweetness and good length. Martell V.S.O.P Medallion (Very Superior Old Pale) is a welcome guest at any gathering from a large dinner party to an intimate 'tete-a-tete'. Smooth and mellow, its fullness holds up well to ice or mixing. The label bears a gold medallion engraved with the portrait of Louis XIV, in the last year of whose reign (1715) Martell was founded.