Delamain Extra Grande Champagne
Older than Pale & Dry XO and Vesper, the EXTRA de Grande Champagne shows deep maturity and a full-bodied bouquet. It is the perfect expression of an old Cognac from Grande Champagne.
The EXTRA de Grande Champagne is an original decanter, designed and blown for Delamain. The shield on the decanter, comes from an original plate made by Henry Delamain in 1762 at his delftware factory in Dublin for the wedding of his nephew James Delamain to Marie Ranson.
This shield carries the Ranson and the Delamain arms interlaced. James’ marriage, celebrated in Jarnac in France on the 24th of November 1762, marked the beginning of the Delamain’s involvement in the Cognac trade.
Growth : 100% Grande Champagne.
Origin : Selection from local growers-distillers.
Blend : Blend of selected old Grande Champagne Cognacs.
Ageing : Each Cognacs are aged separately (longer than for the Pale & Dry or Vesper), owing to their origin and then the blend itself, made at the end of the ageing period, is aged for two years more (marriage).
Cask : Matured in well seasoned Limousin oak casks (350L).
Cellar : Old cellars near the river, more humid than dry.
Faibles : The blend at natural strength is very slowly broken down at 40% with weak old Grande Champagne at 15% which enrich the blend.
Style : it shows deep maturity and a full-bodied bouquet. It is the perfect expression of an old Cognac from Grande Champagne.
Bouquet : Power of the perfumes, length of the fragrance.
Savor : Fullness, deep maturity, mellowness. Intense and complex fruitiness.
Color : Brilliant amber-topaz with a wonderful soft golden clarity.
Strength : 40% vol.
Name : EXTRA appellation is an existing Cognac category far superior to the X.O. Delamain’s EXTRA is the rare one issued exclusively from the Premier Cru area : the Grande Champagne.
Delamain Extra Grande Champagne - Cognac Details
Quality: Hors d'Age
Price of this cognac: unknown
Growth Area (Cru): Grande Champagne
Grape variety: Various grapes