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Delamain Vesper XO Cognac

Delamain Vesper XO Cognac

Size: 0,75 l
(40.0% ABV)
$233.99
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  • BrandDelamain Cognac
  • CategoryCognac
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionCognac
  • DistilleryDelamain Cognac
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A masterpiece Champaign Grand Cru Cognac aged over thirty-five years.

In the world of Cognac there are a few names that rise above the rest. Delamain is one of those names.

James Delamain was born in Ireland in 1738 where his Huguenot family had fled during the French religious conflicts. James returned to France and apprenticed in Cognac production. In 1759 he partnered with his father-in-law to form Maison Delamain. When James died in 1800, the company fell apart. But his spirit carried on through his son-in-law, Thomas Hine, who famously founded Hine Cognac. Then, in 1924 his grandson Henri re-established the house, limiting production to exclusively the finest Hors d’Age Cognacs (old beyond age).

There is not even an average Cognac in the Delamain line-up. They’re like the first Boston album — every release is a hit. Delamain Cognac Vesper XO is a blend of 100% Grand Champaign Cru Spirits with an average age of between thirty-five years. Calling it an "XO" is an understatement. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. Those fine aged Cognacs are married and then re-casked for an additional two years. It is then brought to 40% ABV through a process of adding very old Cognac at a low ABV. This enhances the flavor profile without dilution and requires a significant level of expertise.


Smartass Corner:
Very old Cognac with a low ABV — usually around 15% to 20% ABV — is called "vieilles fables." This translates roughly as "old & weak."

Flavor Spiral TM
  • leather leather
  • pear pear
  • oak oak
  • tobacco tobacco
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • rancio rancio
  • herbs herbs
  • elderflower elderflower
Appearance / Color
Polished Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose this Cognac shines with aromatic notes of sweet herbs, elderflower, and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The first flavor you find is parchment in a leather valise over notes of old pear, warm oak spice, pipe tobacco, and vanilla cream.

Finish
The finish is warm with a hint of rancio.

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A masterpiece Champaign Grand Cru Cognac aged over thirty-five years.

In the world of Cognac there are a few names that rise above the rest. Delamain is one of those names.

James Delamain was born in Ireland in 1738 where his Huguenot family had fled during the French religious conflicts. James returned to France and apprenticed in Cognac production. In 1759 he partnered with his father-in-law to form Maison Delamain. When James died in 1800, the company fell apart. But his spirit carried on through his son-in-law, Thomas Hine, who famously founded Hine Cognac. Then, in 1924 his grandson Henri re-established the house, limiting production to exclusively the finest Hors d’Age Cognacs (old beyond age).

There is not even an average Cognac in the Delamain line-up. They’re like the first Boston album — every release is a hit. Delamain Cognac Vesper XO is a blend of 100% Grand Champaign Cru Spirits with an average age of between thirty-five years. Calling it an "XO" is an understatement. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. Those fine aged Cognacs are married and then re-casked for an additional two years. It is then brought to 40% ABV through a process of adding very old Cognac at a low ABV. This enhances the flavor profile without dilution and requires a significant level of expertise.


Smartass Corner:
Very old Cognac with a low ABV — usually around 15% to 20% ABV — is called "vieilles fables." This translates roughly as "old & weak."
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  • BrandDelamain Cognac
  • CategoryCognac
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionCognac
  • DistilleryDelamain Cognac
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • leather leather
  • pear pear
  • oak oak
  • tobacco tobacco
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • rancio rancio
  • herbs herbs
  • elderflower elderflower
Appearance / Color
Polished Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose this Cognac shines with aromatic notes of sweet herbs, elderflower, and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The first flavor you find is parchment in a leather valise over notes of old pear, warm oak spice, pipe tobacco, and vanilla cream.

Finish
The finish is warm with a hint of rancio.

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Dawn
Three of us sampled about 10 d...

Three of us sampled about 10 different high-end cognacs one evening and this came in second for everyone!

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