Delamain Très Vénérable
This Cognac, essentially a very old Pale & Dry, is the oldest in Delamain’s standard range.
Très Vénérable Cognac is considerably paler than Vesper. Its color is a brilliant amber-topaz, with a wonderful soft golden clarity.
Its fragrance is so assertive yet so tender as to be irresistible. The bewitching and indescribable complex of aromas blossoms into an unexpectedly refreshing sensation, subtly evocative of liquorice, that lingers interminably in the mouth.
This Cognac’s distinction is inimitable but even more so is its perfect balance. Every characteristic is matched by its exact opposite, in order to avoid all excess : the deep, inexhaustible maturity of its bouquet concealed behind an apparent lightness ; the intense liveliness of its “bite” that leaves only a lingering, velvety caress. It is a Cognac for the connoisseur.
Growth : 100% Grande Champagne.
Origin : Selection from local growers-distillers.
Blend : Blend of various old Grande Champagne Cognacs.
Ageing : This blend of extremely old Grande Champagne Cognacs has benefited from maximum barrel ageing, 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 (around 50% vol.) is very slowly broken down at 40% with weak old Grande Champagne at 15% which enrich the blend.
Style : Extraordinary delicacy in a rich flavorful Cognac. Length, full maturity and mellowness.
Bouquet : Power of the perfumes, length of the fragrance. Perfect balance between maturity of the bouquet and apparent lightness. Floral and spice aromas give way to complex scents of underwood, raisins, vanilla, liquorice, honey (rancio).
Savor : Fullness, deep maturity, extreme mellowness. Intense and complex fruitiness. Assertive yet tender fragrance.
Color : Brilliant amber-topaz with a wonderful soft golden clarity.
Strength : 40% vol.
Name : “Très Vénérable” was named for its venerable status, the maximum age to which Cognac can improve.