For over 200 years, this tiny family company have handcrafted Cognac from only the finest area in Cognac (Grande Champagne). Delamain is renowned for its unusual pale amber hue - a sign of premium quality - along with exquisite bouquet, complex elegant flavours, exceptional delicacy and lingering smooth finish.
Pale & Dry, "Pale" because it is much paler than other cognacs of this age due to the natural pale colour of the cognacs used in the blend which are all matured in old casks and "Dry" because it has only its natural sweetness.
Delicacy, length, fruitiness and mellowness.
Extremely clear and bright, brilliant and velvety gold.
Power of the perfumes, length of the fragrance. Floral scents, lingering aftertaste of vanilla (rancio).
Mellowness, roundness, age. Intense fruitiness.
Each cognacs are aged separately during many long years owing to their origin and then the blend itself, made at the end of the ageing period, is aged for two years more (marriage).
Awards & Accolades
- Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008
- Gold Medal - San Francisco Spirits Competition 2008
- Chairman's Trophy, 96 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014 "Soft aromas of white grape juice and chrysanthemum are very pleasing. Creamy and rich on the palate with tastes of light caramel and baking spices, butter and pastry cream. Toffee notes persist on the lingering finish."
- 95 Points - The colour is relatively light amber; this is not a cognac for those impressed by dark hues or big oaky styles. It's fine, aromatic and ethereal, wonderfully complex and smelling of new leather and dried citrus peels. Great intensity and finesse; endless length." Huon Hooke Sydney Morning Herald (AUG/2014)
- "One of the best value XO cognacs on the market, from one of the last family-owned producers. Pale in colour, it offers an astonishing depth of flavour - citrus fruits, quatre epices and a hint of liquorice - and has a gentle but long-lasting finish."Peter Bourne, The Sydney Magazine (JUN/2008)