Delamain Vesper Grand Champagne Cognac
Delamain // Grande Champagne, France
The second tier of their line of XO-grade cognacs, the Delamain Vesper consist of cognacs averaging about 35 years of age. Aged in 350-liter Limousin oak casks, the selected barrels are stored in their in humid cellars near the Charente river. Made entirely from 100% Grand Champagne and partially brought down in proof by the addition of very old low-proof eau de vie.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeLimousin oak
"The nose is ripe with dried fruit, ripe banana, baking spices and forest floor. On the palate it's rich almost to the point of being chewy and is fairly tannic. The flavors consist of maple, candy apple, lemon peel, fresh figs and burnt sugar. An intense but fairly approachable XO cognac with all of the density and depth you would expect."