Delamain Vesper Grande Champagne Cognac is a culmination of the most celebrated characteristics in a high quality Cognac, with its rich history and heritage further reinforcing its superior standard and unique yet classic flavor profile. With roots dating back to the early 1600's, Delamain are famous for their high quality and their popularity amongst the British aristocracy since the Maison was founded in 1762.
The royal blue design of the Vesper Grande Champagne Cognac is not only synonymous with quality, but with opulence and rich flavors that are perfectly suited for those refined palates of High Society. Harnessing the intense aromas of the Limousin casks it is matured in for a minimum of 10 years, this XO is powerfully perfumed with woody notes, with scents of underwood, dry vine shoots and vanilla permeating through this fragrant forest.
These earthy tones are complemented and balanced by an intense fruitiness on the palate, with the mellow rancio acting as a catalyst to the marriage between the underwood aromas and fruity flavors, a sensory explosion with every sip. Those more refined palates may also detect a hint of salted caramel, clove and cinnamon sneaking onto the taste buds before an exceptionally long finish. The perfect expression of a Grande Champagne XO Cognac, what makes Vesper unique is the craftsmanship and traditional techniques used in its production.
In a trick process known as "marriage", each eau-de-vie is aged in a separate barrel. When they are eventually brought together in a large Limousin cask, the blend is brought to 40% ABV through the slow addition of very old, weak Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie of around 15%, known as "vieilles fables". A difficult process that requires skill and patience, lowering the alcohol content of the blend without compromising on flavor. The concept of Vesper was first launched in 1953, and today it is a popular choice amongst fans of the Fine Champagne region.