Delamain - Reserve de la FamilleCognac
Delamain Reserve de la Famille Grande Champagne Cognac is an exceedingly rare, unblended, single-cask Cognac distilled by one grower in the village of St.-Preuil.
First released in 1984, it is the epitome of the Delamain style.
The original feature of this Grande Champagne, until very recently strictly reserved for members of our family and their guests, is that it is not a blend, but an eau-de-vie from a single barrel and from a single estate. This cognac has benefitted from maximum barrel ageing, where by its alcoholic strength has dropped naturally, with only a simple adjustment to 43% vol. being required. The magnificent deep, old amber colour is typical of these extremely old cognacs. The bouquet is powerful and long, offering a harmony of fragrances, with floral touches, a rarity for such an old cognac. The mellow roundness on the palate reveals the maturity of the rich fruit.
The bottle is appropriately dressed with a handmade, pure hemp paper label produced at the Moulin du Verger near Angoulame.
Extraordinary delicacy in a rich, full flavoured cognac.