Delamain Très Vénérable Grande Champagne Cognac is blended from 100% Premier Cru Cognacs averaging 45 to 50 years of age, which have been reduced by natural evaporation to approximately 45% alcohol by volume. When reducing this Cognac to bottle strength, Delamain utilized the faibles - older, lower-strength Cognacs - rather than water, ensuring that nothing would dilute the flavor which time has created. Introduced in 1976, this rare Cognac is one to inspire respect and reverence.
Before bottling, all of Delamain’s eaux-de-vie lay waiting in their humid cellars on the banks of the River Charente. Each cask is exclusively crafted from aged French oak, allowing the closely-packed fibres of the wood to limit the influx of tannins. In turn, this helps to preserve the fruity flavours and more subtle nuances of the Cognac, but it also requires a longer maturing process. The different eaux-de-vie of the blend are first aged separately, but then married together in a cask for a minimum of two years to allow all the flavors to integrate and develop in harmony.
The bottle design for Delamain Très Vénérable is elegant, with a gently curved profile, dark glass embossed with the Delamain logo and a slim neck covered with gold foil. The unusual label design is taken from a French Revolutionary banknote. A dark presentation box, decorated with gold lettering, completes the package.
To enjoy this finely crafted Cognac at its best, serve as a digestif in tulip glasses at room temperature. It’s also the perfect accompaniment to desserts or a cigar.
Delamain is recognised as the finest cognac house in the world. Very noble cognac, subtle, combining finesse and elegance, lightness and intensity. Perfectly balanced but still crisp and fresh, very round with an extraordinary long finish.