Delamain Vesper XO
Grande Champagne Cognac
Growth: 100% Grande Champagne.
Origin: Selection from local growers-distillers.
Blend: Blend of various old Grande Champagne cognacs.
Ageing: Each cognacs are aged separately longer than for the Pale & Dry, 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: Roundness, body, length, maturity and mellowness.
Bouquet: Power of the perfumes, length of the fragrance. Suavity. Scents of underwood, dry vine shoots, vanilla (rancio).
Savour: Fullness, maturity, extreme mellowness. Intense fruitiness.
Colour: Amber hue with a bright glint of pure gold.
Strength: 40% vol.
Name: Vesper, from the sixth canonical hour celebrated each late-afternoon in song to reflect its richness and the worshipful sense it imparts.