This Réserve de la Famille Cognac from Delamain is a limited edition with 180 bottles. The cognac is very old (très vieille eau-de-vie) and was aged in a very old cask, called N° 340 - 50, it is not a blend. The ABV of this old cognac is at 43%. The eaux-de-vie originate from a bouilleur de cru in the heart of the Grande Champagne, then was aged in the cellars in Jarnac, finally bottled in 2010. This cognac is as its peak in terms of ageing.
This Cognac’s powerful perfume and lengthy fragrance showcases floral touches rare for its age, in addition to dry grapes, and the rich and concentrated, slightly cheesy and overripe fruit aromas known as rancio.
Strong and persistant, fresh and light at the same time. Rich notes of fruit. Complex, balanced and delicate.
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 Cognac’s smooth texture, its expressive layers of flavor and its lengthy finish. Cognac connoisseurs enjoy its aromas long after the glass is empty.