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Delamain Cognac Extra

Delamain Cognac Extra 750ML      
Sku: 19762

Extra is an category of Cognac that is far superior to XO. Delamainís offering is rarer still in that its component eaux-de-vie are sourced exclusively from the Grande Champagne designated growing region. It is bottled in an original decanter whose shield comes from an original plate made in 1762 by Henry Delamain at his delftware factory in Dublin. Like most Cognac houses, Delamain does not grow grapes but instead purchases eaux-de-vie from trusted grower/distillers who offer their finest spirits for evaluation after each harvest. The selected spirits are aged separately in old, 350-liter oak barrels called roux rather than new oak, which would lend too much tannin. After 35 to 40 years of aging, the Cognac is blended, then aged an additional 2 years to marry the flavors and textures of its components.

Tasting notes
This Cognac offers an intense and complex fruitiness and an assertive fragrance. Floral and spice aromas give way to herbs, raisins and other dried fruits, vanilla and honey.

Rating
 Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points (Apr 2014)
Pleasant aromas of green grapes and raw honey. The palate is warm with tastes of cinnamon and nutmeg, and notes of buttered pastry. Texturally it is fine grained and elegant, with long lasting flavors on the finish.

Technical notes
40% abv

Food pairing
The highest-quality Cognac is usually enjoyed after dinner as a contemplative drink. It should be served at cool room temperature or slightly chilled and allowed to warm in the glass, slowly releasing waves of aroma. Pour about 1 inch of Cognac into a thin tulip-shaped glass. Pause to smell the aromas, then take small sips to appreciate the Cognacís smooth texture, its expressive layers of flavor and its lengthy finish. Cognac connoisseurs enjoy its aromas long after the glass is empty.

Country: France
Region: Cognac
Type: Cognacs
 
Reg. $349.99
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