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Delamain Pale & Dry 2009
Delamain Pale & Dry is blended from cognacs of an average age of 25 years. Transparent, pale gold in color, it is marked by a superb delicacy and refinement.<br/> "...it's more than a comfort to know that Delamain Pale & Dry remains the benchmark XO that I first perceived it to be. The fact that it's priced at less than $100 is remarkable." Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal.<br/><br/>Available for shipment or delivery in NY state only.<br/><br/>
Of the several dozen cognacs I have tried, this is clearly the best, and I say that even alongside the belief that art is not something that can be ranked. I can sing the praises of several other truly amazing cognacs and this one still stands out. The only reason I won't give it five stars is because I know that there is a class of cognacs ranging from several hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars which are too dear but which I have to assume are even better than this. It's hard for me to imagine anything more artful than this, more balanced, more sophisticated, but that's what I thought about lesser cognacs before I started drinking XOs. This cognac is unique on the tongue. When they say dry, they mean it, but that word is too simplistic to describe the interplay of this cognac with your palate. It is truly ethereal, and evaporates off of the tongue with an elegance that can only be called art. Delamain are masters of their craft and their product will humble you before them. Even those with still-developing palates will recognize this as something special, something superior. You can pay twice as much for another cognac and get something that lacks the art of Delamain Pale & Dry. Bravo. It will make you say bravo. If you love cognac, you owe it to yourself to buy this bottle. At under $100 it's an absolute steal. Any reservations you have about the price will evaporate alongside the first sip. It WILL become one of your favorites if not your favorite and you WILL keep a bottle on hand permanently for special occasions. Hosanna!
External Reviews for Delamain Pale & Dry
Aged to amber perfection in Limousin oak casks, this cognac has a resonating aroma succeeded by a wonderful vanilla taste complemented by its intense fruitiness. Pale in color with a strong nose and rounded, complex taste.
Pale gold in color, and blended from a range of Cognacs averaging 25 years of age, invites with floral, vanilla, and hazelnut aromas, with licorice and fruit on the palate, that when sipped at the end