Power Sipping

For the first edition of the new $1 million Les Remarquables Cognac, Martell Cellar Master Christophe Valtaud selected a pair of the oldest and rarest eaux-de-vie from the precious Réserve du Fondateur.

Distilled over 70 years ago, both come from Grande Champagne, the most prestigious terroir in the Cognac region. To further enhance its rarity, the House commissioned French artist Laurentine Perilhou, who has elevated the ancestral craft of macramé into an art form. The result is an elaborate masterpiece from the roots, embellished with tiny gold nuggets, through the swirling tendrils that grace the body of the dame-jeanne, to the explosion of vine leaves at the top. It’s further adorned with a trio of synthetic sapphires and a single diamond, set in 22-carat gold, as well as 40 cabochons of 300-year-old oak;