Delamain - French Matured Vintage 1977Cognac
Delamain's vintage Cognacs originate from the Grande Champagne district, the central part and the first growth of the Cognac appellation. These spirits mature more slowly and achieve greater longevity than Cognacs from the surrounding districts, and develop greater finesse and delicacy.
The Grande Champagne 1960 was the first vintage to be secured in Delamain's old vintages cellar; the first bottling was drawn from it at the end of 1992.
The Grande Champagne Cognacs from prior vintages are from casks which have been kept in Delamain's cellars since shortly after their distillation, and the oldest of these have been transferred from cask to glass demijohn to arrest their maturation. This cellar is strictly controlled by the BNIC. Situated in Jarnac, on the banks of the Charente river, it benefits from an ideal degree of hygrometry for the ageing of Cognacs.
These Cognacs are acquired almost without exception from bouilleurs de cru, small growers who vinify the wines from their vineyards and themselves distil the wine into Cognac.
Delamain & Co. is pleased to offer these Cognacs of extraordinary rarity, quality and absolute genuineness.
The bouquet is characterised by undergrowth and chocolate notes, enhanced by apricot and orange aromas.
On the palate, its aromatic complexity and its power are developing into a lingering liquorice and fruity finish.