Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A Vintage Grande Champagne Cognac from 1973
The single cask Delamain Vintage 1973 Grande Champagne Cognac is, as the name suggests, created from eaux-de-vie from the Premier Cru harvest of 1973. The harvest of this year produced some pleasant, lighter wines with marked acidity, perfect for making eaux-de-vie that could stand the test of time. Matured for around four decades in their humid cellars on the banks of the River Charente, this cask lost quite some volume to the ‘angels’, yielding only 396 bottles in total. To reduce the 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.
The House of Delamain’s unrivalled passion for creating vintage Cognac has been passed down from generation to generation since 1759, the year when James Delamain left Ireland to settle in Jarnac as a Cognac merchant. His grandson Henri founded Maison Delamain in 1824, and today the 9th generation of the Delamain family still runs the company - with a total of fifteen employees. Known for keeping to extremely old-fashioned production methods, they are also the only Cognac producer which exclusively releases Cognac aged XO or older. While they pride themselves on their Grande Champagne AOC, Maison Delamain prefer to not be tied to any specific winegrower or purchasing contract, instead of selecting individually the finest wines available every year.
For anyone who wants the opportunity to own a truly elegant vintage Premier Cru Cognac - and an opportunity to taste a little bit of history - this is your chance.
Presentation of the Bottle
As with all Delamain releases, this expression comes in a sleek, tall bottle featuring a deep punt. A sleek silver finish on the label and seal gives a premium feel. This Vintage arrives in a matching high-quality Delamain navy and silver presentation sleeve, making it the perfect gift.
How to Enjoy Delamain 1973 Millésime Grande Champagne Cognac
This is a wonderful Cognac to bring out on a special occasion, served as a digestif at room temperature, or perhaps alongside a fine cigar. Or, if you want to see the face of a Cognac connoisseur light up in delight, then consider purchasing this for them as a gift.
About Delamain Cognac
With an incredibly old family tradition, Delamain Cognac (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 exclusive Grande Champagne products. With the British aristocracy having influenced the Delamains for generations, their Cognacs such as Delamain Le Voyage, Tres Venerable, and the Grande Champagne Vesper - are authentically catered for blue blood!
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