With a history spanning three centuries, Delamain is among the oldest names in Cognac. The house was built on a warm, delicate style created by aging Grande Champagne eau-de-vie for long periods in old oak. These well-used casks allow the spirit to attain great maturity while retaining a characteristic freshness and elegance.
Though the appellation requires only two years aging to earn the name Cognac, the youngest Delamain on the market spends at least 25 years in oak prior to blending.
In 1920, Jacques and Robert Delamain created what would become their signature Cognac, Pale & Dry XO. This landmark blend defined Delamain’s character going forward, making the name synonymous with poise, refinement and complexity.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pale & Dry, cellar master Dominique Trouteau presents the XO Centenaire. The blend comprises some of the finest eau-de-vie in Delamain’s cellars, blended slightly stronger than the original for a vivid expression of the signature style.
Intensely fruity with mango, lychee, nectarine, apricot, pine nuts, wildflowers and herbal honey. Over time things get richer, showing tangerine and pannetone-like notes of sultana and candied peel.
Dry and delicate with peaches, yellow wine gums, orange bitters, Thai basil, hazelnuts, chestnuts, vanilla and Mirabelle plums.
Long and elegant with lingering stone fruit, honey and almond.
Delamain Pale & Dry XO Centenaire
(£173.90 per litre)
Delamain 1988 Cognac30 Year Old Grande Champagne
(£657.14 per litre)
Delamain Ancestral Grande Champagne Cognac
(£678.57 per litre)
Delamain Pale & Dry XO CentenaireSmall Bottle
(£18.38 per 10cl)
Delamain Le Très Vénéré Cognac de Grande Champagne
(£514.29 per litre)