With its elegant arch-shape decanter, Martell XO has a distinctly architectural quality, and reflects the House's invitation to elevate. The contrasting slender shape of the silver top gives the decanter a delicate aesthetic balance. This sensational blend includes eaux-de-vie from Martell's four main terroirs, but is marked by a subtle balance between the elegance and roundness of the old Borderies eaux-de-vie, and the intensity typical of those from Grande Champagne. Martell XO begins with a nose of ground black pepper and coriander, then moves along to a rounded and fruity palate reminiscent of figs and walnuts. Its long and silky finish bears the hallmark of the Martell style.