A much more delicate and dry style than our Frapin, this is a traditional blending firm. A merchant with unparalleled access to the barns and even houses of their artisanal farmer/distillers whether they`re in or out, they mostly buy the `wedding` barrels to put into their aged Cognacs. Almost a luncheon Cognac, this lighter style is fresh and stimulating. (CW 20/06/16)
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- 96 points, Jason Wilson, vinous.com, September 2019
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Delamain’s youngest offering, at 20 to 25 years old, is also one of the standard-bearers of Grande Champagne (the blend was created in the 1920s and hasn’t changed). Light amber, with a delightful nose full of pear, marmalade, quince and orange blossom. The pear and quince carry onto the palate, where a distinctive membrillo-like flavor emerges — a unique note I find in a number of Delamain expressions. There’s gentle spice and warm citrus on the palate, gliding to a long, delicate finish. The definition of elegance. (40% abv). 96 points