First founded in 1759 in Jarnac by an Irishman, James Delamain, the company enjoys an enviable reputation in the world of Cognac. Since the brand’s revival in 1924, they have produced some of the best spirit in the region.
Astonishingly, this is their entry level bottling, as the brand has such a strong commitment to quality that they do not produce any VS or VSOP grade Cognac. This bottling is a fine blend of old XO Grande Champagne Cognacs, first matured separately, then married together for two years in oak casks to ensure full integration of flavour and perfect balance. The cognac boasts a formidable age of 25 years, before bottling in beautiful packaging featuring images of Old Jarnac. Quite simply a staggering spirit, the nose reveals delicate floral and light fruit aromas, with honeysuckle, vanilla and succulent sultana dominating. The palate possesses a wonderful thick mouthfeel, with rich dried fruit notes, and dense, crumbling toffee flavours, with a touch of liquorice and nutmeg. On the finish, the cask takes hold, with a tremendous woodspice note that lingers. A perfect accompaniment to rich desserts, chocolates and cigars, this is the ideal after dinner drink. Top stuff from one of our flavour houses in Cognac.