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Delamain Cognac Pale & Dry X.O
December 31, 2017 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

From the only house were the Cognacs start at XO, this blend of 20- to 25-year-old brandies is mellow and honeyed. The white flower, honey and pear fragrance leads the nose. A flurry of spice—cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger—enlivens the palate, leading to toasty brioche and vanilla, plus hints of pear and walnut. The finish is long, palate-coating and silky.

— Kara Newman

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Delamain Cognac Pale & Dry X.O
March 29, 2017 95 Points - Finalist, Tried & True Award Ultimate Spirits Challenge
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Larressingle XO Armagnac
March 29, 2017 94 Points - Finalist Ultimate Spirits Challenge
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March 29, 2017 94 Points - Tried & True Award Ultimate Spirits Challenge
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November 10, 2016 Gold Medal New York International Spirits Competition
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Delamain Cognac Pale & Dry X.O
April 01, 2016 94 Points - Finalist - Tried & True Award Ultimate Spirits Challenge
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April 01, 2016 93 Points - Tried & True Award Ultimate Spirits Challenge
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February 01, 2016 96 Points Wine Enthusiast

This Cognac-based liqueur incorporates 20 pounds of pears in each 750-ml bottle, yielding a rich golden hue and bold fresh-pear scent. As a digestif-worthy sipper, look for a balanced honey and vanilla flavor profile, with a suggestion of pear on the finish. Ideal for cocktails, baking or sipping straight.

— Kara Newman

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Delamain Cognac Vesper
December 01, 2015 95 Points - Remarkably soft Wine Enthusiast

Made with a blend of brandies aged 30–35 years, this shows dark amber in the glass yet is remarkably soft, balanced and easy to enjoy. The bouquet entices, with scents of caramel, vanilla and orange peel that are mirrored on the palate along with a slight saline twang that reads as salted caramel, braced by clove and cinnamon.

— Kara Newman

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Delamain Cognac Réserve de la Famille
October 01, 2015 98 Points - Premium Cognac of the Year The Cognac Maniac

Heavenly!

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March 23, 2015 93 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Excellent, Highly Recommended.

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Delamain Cognac Extra
March 23, 2015 96 Points - Finalist Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.

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Delamain Cognac Pale & Dry X.O
March 23, 2015 95 Points - Finalist Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.

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Larressingle XO Armagnac
March 23, 2015 90 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Excellent,Highly Recommended.

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Larressingle XO Armagnac
October 10, 2014 Armagnac: the vital spirit of Gascony examiner.com

Chateau de Larressingle, located in the Ténarèze AOC of Armagnac, is a fine place to begin your explanation of this brandy category. It is a relatively small producer, but has good distribution throughout the U.S., as it is marketed by the import house of Kobrand Wine & Spirits. It’s good, solid, earthy Armagnac, a blend of choice brandies from both Bas-Armagnac and Ténarèze, great for sipping, enjoying with coffee after a good meal, or to inspire a great cocktail.

— Hoke Harden

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Delamain Cognac Vesper
October 01, 2014 Cognac on the rise Mass. Beverage Business

Classic French brandies make stride vis mixology and innovation... Other changes and introductions: Delamain, a family-owned house which only produces Grande Champagne Cognacs at XO range and above, repackaged its Delamain Vesper (a blend of 30-35 years Cognacs) and continued to introduce rare vintage bottlings, only recently allowed.

— Jack Robertiello

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