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A Masterfully Distilled XO Cognac from the Fins Bois and Petite Champagne
One of the finest Cognacs to emerge from the fiery pot stills of the Distillerie Vinet Delpech, this is the Les Bruleries Modernes Delpech-Fougerat XO Cognac.
Named after the ‘burning’ Charentais stills as the grapes transform into eaux-de-vie over lees, this has been blended using grapes grown in their hundred-hectare vineyard in the Petite Champagne and Fins Bois growth areas.
Offering exceedingly good value for money for a Cognac of this quality, the Delpech Fougerat XO Cognac is a worthy winner of many industry awards. Deep in color, as one would expect of a Cognac of this quality, it makes a wonderful digestif enjoyed neat.
The blend of eaux-de-vie is presented in traditional style bottle with a contemporary label - and is a great choice if you're looking to try a Cognac from this as yet relatively unknown Cognac house. One could argue that these are truly masters distillers.
In fact, their distillation heritage extends all the way back to the fifteenth century, when the first producers would use a Charentais pot still to craft the earliest versions of eaux-de-vie.
Aged for a minimum of 10 years in oak barrels, but the magic also happens in the swans neck pipe of the Charentais pot still. This is where the true aromatic quality of a Cognac develops.
So sit back, and properly enjoy the aromas of candied orange, prune, grape and hazelnut on the nose before taking your first sip.
It's been awarded the following accolades from the best industry experts:
- 2015 Spirits Selection - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles : Gold Medal
- 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition : Silver Medal
Presentation of the bottle
A simple 70cl decanter, proofed at 40% ABV. The detailing is simple, refined and silver with an illustration of the Vinet Delpech estate.
This is a Cognac for the connoisseur, and is best enjoyed neat, without ice as a digestif.
About Delpech Fougerat Cognac
Cognac Delpech Fougerat has two separate domains in the heart of the Petite Champagne. With a history that can be traced back to 1777, the cognac house produces blends of all ages, and have cognacs in their cellars that date back to the beginning of the 1800s. Using the Folle Blanche, Colombard and Ugni Blanc grapes, Delpech Fougerat, although relatively small in size, is enjoyed by consumers on all continents.
Led by the son of the Vinet-Delpech distillery, Jean-Baptiste, 'Les Brûleries Modernes' is a new collection of liquors to emerge almost 250 years after the family’s origins in the Cognac region.
So why “brûlerie”? The word in French means the “act of burning,” and in fact dates all the way back to the fifteenth century of Cognac production. It was at this time that the distillation process was referred to as “burning” the eaux-de-vie at the heart of Les Brûleries Modernes in traditional Charentais pot stills.
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