The L’Aigle Cognac is an XO, older than Delamain‘s famous Pale & Dry. The blend is a classic Delamain style – one that combines elegance and complexity with a hint of boldness. The original “Eagle Cognac” was created a century ago by Jacques and Robert Delamain. Delamain has revived its iconic eagle, a symbol of boldness and pride – the boldness of producing the only extra old (XO) Cognacs, and the pride of selecting them exclusively from the first growth.
A subtle blend of old Grande Champagne Cognacs that combines elegance and complexity with a hint of boldness. Floral notes, grilled almonds and orange zest followed by intense fruitiness confirming the nose (orange zest), some cocoa.
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.
points of distinction
- Eagle symbol comes from the Delamain coat of arms granted by Charles I of England in 1639
- 750ml decanter, designed by the fine French glass producer Saverglass is presented in a beautiful drawer box
The L’Aigle is the result of traditions passed down from generation to generation; it joins the other Cognacs from The House of Delamain, each with its own personality, bouquet and palate.