Ancestral

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Delamain Cognac

Ancestral

ABV: 43%

Country: France

technical data

ABV: 43%
AGING: 60 years in a single french oak cask, from a single Grande Champagne estate

Ancestral represents the epitome of what can be achieved when the finest eau-de-vie is fully aged to maturity across several generations of Delamain stewardship. Its defining feature is that it is not a blend but a single-estate bottling from one barrel aged for 60 years, the maximum period over which a Cognac can improve in cask. This cognac is graceful, yet full bodied and flavorful with a saturation on the palate that reveals the maturity of lush fruit that flourishes within the Grande Champagne region.

tasting note

Ancestral's powerful perfume and lengthy fragrance showcases floral touches rare for its age, in addition to dry grapes, almonds and the rich and concentrated, slightly cheesy and overripe fruit aromas known as rancio.

food pairing

The highest-quality Cognac is usually enjoyed after dinner as a contemplative drink. It should be served at cool room temperature or slightly chilled and allowed to warm in the glass, slowly releasing waves of aroma. Pour about 1 inch of Cognac into a thin tulip-shaped glass. Pause to smell the aromas, then take small sips to appreciate the Cognac’s smooth texture, its expressive layers of flavor and its lengthy finish. Cognac connoisseurs enjoy its aromas long after the glass is empty.

technical data

ABV: 43%
AGING: 60 years in a single french oak cask, from a single Grande Champagne estate

points of distinction

  • 60 Year Old Single Estate from the Grande Champagne region
  • Single Cask
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Maturing takes place right off the Charente River for naturally perfect aging conditions.


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