Delamain Malaville Fût N° 709-01 Collection Révélation Cognac: a Single Cask Treasure
Sourced from the Bellevigne vines in the village of Malaville, in the heart of the Grande Champagne, this is an outstanding example of a Premier Cru Cognac. The 20 hectares at Bellevigne are directly cultivated by Delamain, and every part of the cultivation and distillation process are controlled in-house. The Delamain Malaville Fût N° 709-01 Collection Révélation Cognac has been crafted in a particularly small copper still, allowing for a much slower flow of distillate. This approach has created a fabulously flavorful eau-de-vie, rich with grape and fruit note underlaid by spices and an unmistakable hint of rancio.
After distillation, this Cognac was aged in a seasoned 350L oak cask made with French oak from the Tronçais forest. Old, seasoned oak allows for a gentler interaction between the spirit and the wood, letting the character of the terroir to shine through. The particular cask used for this release rested in one of the smallest cellars at the House of Delamain, formerly part of the Priory House. This space possesses the perfect conditions for the maturation of Cognac: two narrow church windows face south, allowing thin rays of sunlight to filter through during the long summers. Meanwhile, the thick limestone walls provide shelter during the winter, making sure the moisture and temperature levels stay steady.
The House of Delamain’s unrivalled passion for creating vintage Cognac has been passed down from generation to generation since 1759, the year when James Delamain left Ireland to settle in Jarnac as a Cognac merchant. His grandson Henri founded Maison Delamain in 1824, and today the 9th generation of the Delamain family still runs the company - with a total of fifteen employees. Known for keeping to extremely old-fashioned production methods, they are also the only Cognac producer which exclusively releases Cognac aged XO or older. While they pride themselves on their Grande Champagne AOC, Maison Delamain prefer to not be tied to any specific winegrower or purchasing contract, instead of selecting individually the finest wines available every year.
Presentation of the Bottle
The bottle design for this release is elegant, with a gently curved profile, deep punt, gold Delamain logo and slim neck covered with deep blue foil. The label provides detailed information about the bottle, including an individual bottle number. A stunning blue presentation box, decorated with gold lettering, completes the package.
How to Enjoy
Created with extraordinary care, this aged Cognac deserves your full attention. Serve neat in tulip glasses at room temperature, letting it rest for 30 seconds before taking the first sip. Perfect as an after-dinner drink, or enjoyed with rich desserts.