Delamain Cognac


With an incredibly old family tradition, Delamain (et Cie) makes for an exciting cognac house with roots dating back to the early 1600s! The family tree couldn't be more complicated, and yet the Delamain brand has managed to survive since its creation in 1762. This is a cognac house that is unapologetic when it comes to quality, selecting only the very best from its suppliers in order to create its own products. With the British aristocracy having influenced the Delamains for generations, this cognac is authentically catered for blue blood!

Visit Delamain: 7, rue Jacques et Robert Delamain, 16200 Jarnac, +33 (0)545810824, Contact Delamain to arrange appointments to visit the estate and the cellars. www.delamain-cognac.fr

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  • 0 1 2 3 4 1 Review(s) 
    3x 200 ml / 40%
    $377

    Three Cognacs of exceptional quality, each the epitome of all that makes the Grande Champagne terroir the premier cru of Cognac. All three Cognacs, while unique in themselves, share the same delights that a good Cognac posesses.  They are full bodied, round, mature, with wonderful rancio that only comes with the years of aging it takes to allow an...

    Three Cognacs of exceptional quality, each the epitome of all that makes the Grande Champagne terroir the premier cru of Cognac. All three Cognacs, while...

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    700ml / 40%
    $401

    The colour is golden, the nose has a solid note. The taste is round and smooth, strong and full fruit notes. The finish is persistent.

    The colour is golden, the nose has a solid note. The taste is round and smooth, strong and full fruit notes. The finish is persistent.

  • 0 1 2 3 4 1 Review(s) 
    3x 200 ml
    $209

    The tasting set consists of three cognacs that you can also buy as 70cl bottles.

    The tasting set consists of three cognacs that you can also buy as 70cl bottles.

  • 0 1 2 3 4 1 Review(s) 
    5x 200 ml
    $371

    Contains 5 x 20cl bottles of Delamain Cognac - all from the Grande Champagne terroir, well-aged and of superb quality.  Each expresses rancio, and is exceptionally mellow, fruity, and aromatic.

    Contains 5 x 20cl bottles of Delamain Cognac - all from the Grande Champagne terroir, well-aged and of superb quality.  Each expresses rancio, and is...

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    1 Review(s)
    700ml / 43%
    $731

    Strong and persistant, fresh and light at the same time. Rich notes of fruit. Complex, balanced and delicate.

    Strong and persistant, fresh and light at the same time. Rich notes of fruit. Complex, balanced and delicate.

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $503

    The colour is soft golden, the nose rather balanced and full of flower notes, rather light but still spicy. Some hints of wood and sweet rancio. The taste is presented in quite a full, smooth way, intense fruits. The finish is pretty solid.

    The colour is soft golden, the nose rather balanced and full of flower notes, rather light but still spicy. Some hints of wood and sweet rancio. The taste is...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 2 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $209

    The colour: Amber and golden. The nose is strong, good woody notes and dry & sweet hints of rancio. The taste is full and round, very soft combined with a great deal of fruits.

    The colour: Amber and golden. The nose is strong, good woody notes and dry & sweet hints of rancio. The taste is full and round, very soft combined with a...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $990

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    700ml / 40%
    $899

    Tasting review: Nose: Strong, crystalized orange, spices, rancio Palate: Toasted flavors, rancio, beautiful spices.  Wonderfully long, truly satisfying finish

    Tasting review: Nose: Strong, crystalized orange, spices, rancio Palate: Toasted flavors, rancio, beautiful spices.  Wonderfully long, truly satisfying finish

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $755

    Tasting review by Delamain: Eye: Each cask imparts its own color - generally paler and more brilliant than other old Cognacs Nose: Powerful perfumes, dry grapes, grilled almonds Palate: Fruity & elegant, wonderful rancio, long & fruity finish Underwood aromas, dry grapes, grilled almonds, rancio 

    Tasting review by Delamain: Eye: Each cask imparts its own color - generally paler and more brilliant than other old Cognacs Nose: Powerful perfumes, dry...

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    700ml / 40%
    $689

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    No tasting review available.

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    700ml / 40%
    $689

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    No tasting review available.

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    2 Review(s)
    700ml / 40%
    $111 $131

    Tasting review: Eye: Clear, bright, brilliant gold Nose: Intense, floral scents, hints of vanilla and rancio Palate: Round, fruity, mellow, and intensely fruity. Satisfying aftertaste and length of finish

    Tasting review: Eye: Clear, bright, brilliant gold Nose: Intense, floral scents, hints of vanilla and rancio Palate: Round, fruity, mellow, and intensely...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 42%
    $8,279

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2 reviews for Delamain Cognac

Delamain Napoleon

Murphy de la Sucre 2018-02-01

I know Delamain produces XO and above nowadays, but, I saw old Delamain Napoleon in two types of labels at least, in miniature and standard 700ml bottles.

My question is, is it worthy to buy one of those old Delamain Napoleon at Pale&Dry XO price? There is one available as I know.

    Darlene Mills 2012-03-14

    I have a 3″ tall 1 3/4″ round brass Delamain ink well with a 11 1/2 inch brass feather refillable pen and was wondering what it’s value is . I think the “well” is brass covered but don’t know what it is covering.

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    02-07-2018 / Apparently there’s a well-known Californian movement known as ‘Cars and Coffee’. (Apologies for not knowing that such a thing existed). It’s where motorheads get together to drool over uber-vehicles, such as the newest, the biggest, the oldest, the most expensive, the vintage… You get the drift. But when Rolls Royce does something, the luxury car Read full article...
    Introducing Delamain Cognac: A history dating back to 1759
    02-08-2017 / If you’ve not yet familiar with Delamain Cognac, then we have to say, you’re in for a treat.  With a history that can be traced back to the 1600s, Delamain could, quite legitimately, be considered Cognac royalty. Find all Delamain Cognacs in our online shop. This is a house that prides itself in producing Cognacs Read full article...
    6 Best Cognac Tasting Sets
    28-06-2017 / Once you discover the joy that is Cognac, it’s natural to want to learn more about the tasting process. And one of the best products to purchase if you want to do this is a Cognac tasting set. You can find all the available tasting sets in our online store. And even for the connoisseurs out there, Read full article...
    Best XO Cognacs for 2016: A Top 10 Family Tasting
    31-03-2016 / It might surprise you to know that some of our favorite Cognacs include those of some of the smaller, artisan houses. Of course, we also love the ‘big boys’, but when it comes to finding some of the best Cognac brands, it’s worth discovering the craft producers. And this left us with only one thing Read full article...

    History of Delamain



    1625 was the year that Nicolas Delamain escaped France's Protestant reign to England, where he would soon be knighted by Charles I to receive the coat of arms, which until this day adorns the trademark of the Delamain company, 3 bloody crosses. Nicholas was appointed to Ireland and for generations to follow, the Delamain lineage was continued: by Nicholas himself, Henry I, Henry II and Henry III. This is where things get a little complicated, but the last Henry brother, William, had a son called James. It was he who would return to France in 1759 at the age of 21. He traveled to Jarnac in Charente, where he joined the cognac trader Issac Ranson, whose trade can be traced back to the very early beginnings of cognac production. James was responsible to see to the Irish market via his family network and when he finally married Ranson's daughter Marie in 1762 he became a partner in the company, which was then named Ranson & Delamain. 



    Throughout the 18th century, Ranson & Delamain became one of the leading cognac houses, starting to strongly force export trade towards the end of the century - this was before the French Revolution hit the Cognac industry. Adding to this difficult economic time, brought about by the Napoleonic Wars and the Continental trade blockage, James also had a very difficult relationship with his son Jacques. When James dies in 1800, the French inheritance law resulted in a complete division of the company into seven parts, because he had seven children. It took 20 years and many failed attempts to reassemble the cognac house. James's grandson Anne-Philippe Delamain brought the company back together with two of his cousins from the Roullet family. Hence, the name of the cognac house changed again, this time to Roullet & Delamain.


    Again, the business was handed down through generations until in 1920 Jacques and Robert Delamain, the then owners of the cognac house bought out Roullet's shares and the firm finally became Delamain & Co. In that same year they baptized their cognac classics "Pale & Dry" and "Tres Belle Grande Champagne". In 1953, the following Delamain Cognac was introduced by Jacques's son Jean, namely "Grande Champagne Vesper". And in 1976, continuing the complex family network, Jean's niece's husband Noel Sauzey came up with the next cognac "Tres Venerable Grande Champagne". After this short intersection of a different family name (!) the company direction was taken over by Alain Braastad-Delamain, the grandson of Robert, and is the managing director of the house until this day. 



    Delamain Today



    Today, Delamain is one of the last family-run cognac houses that exist, especially one with such a old tradition. It is run by the two Delamain descendants and cousins Charles Braastad and Patrick Peyrelongue, who surveil production under the strictest regulations in order to create the most exquisite product. The selectivity when it comes to the growers and distillers that Delamain frequents to produce their cognac is extreme. Every purchase gets tested by several people, including of course the cellarmaster Dominique Touteau. Of around 400 samples received each year from various producers in the Charente, one 10% get selected. Delamain is perhaps the most traditional cognac house around these days, counting solely on exclusivity and a certain aristocratic savoir-vivre.



    News, Products, Anecdotes and Labels



    Detail lies at the heart of Delamain Cognac. Believe it or not, but before being boxed, every bottle is actually rinsed with cognac, then hand-fitted with labels, wax seals of the finest quality, and inspected for its clarity and colour.


    Robert Delamain, also an distinguished archaeologist and author, wrote the still definitive work on Cognac "Histoire du Cognac" published in 1935.


    Visit Delamain



    Delamain offer visits to the estate and the cellars, but only upon appointment. Please contact the cognac house to arrange your visit.