Delamain Le Voyage Cognac (2008)
Delamain Le Voyage Cognac, was honored with the “Best of the Best” 2008 Spirit award by Anthony Dias Blue for Robb Report. Le Voyage is an amalgam of Grande Champagne cognacs from Delamain crypts. It has a tinge of aromas leather, tobacco, coffee and spice with an affluent tang of the ages old grapes from the hillsides of the Grande Champagne district. The cognac comes fitted in a Baccarat crystal carafe inside a joined together leather traveling box.
The house of Delamain announces the arrival of ‘Le Voyage’, a rare and precious Cognac destined for collectors of the greatest eaux-de-vie. This exceptional Cognac is presented in a limited edition Baccarat decanter of which only five hundred have been produced worldwide.
What makes this Cognac extraordinary is the blend of extremely old eaux-de-vie that has been nurtured in the famous demi-johns in the Delamain cellars. These glass vessels protect the ancient spirit that has matured into a veritable treasure. Such an elixir traces the history of Delamain and represents a living archive of the house.
Whilst the labels indicating the grand age of the Cognacs have faded, the perfect seal of each demi-john has prevented any evaporation. These treasures from the last century, inestimable and ultra rare should only be seen on exceptional occasions. ‘Le Voyage de Delamain’ invites you to discover the craft of another epoque.
This Cognac remains in homage to the founder James Delamain, who as a young man returned to France over a century after his family had fled to Ireland. The descendants of James Delamain are still in attendance today, eager to discover the grand eaux-de-vie preserved by their ancestors.
The blend of cognacs reveals a host of subtle sensations: all the perfumes of Russian leather, the musky aroma of the tropics, the heady scent of tobacco from the Americas, of coffee from Africa heralding the spicy hints of the Far East and finally the bouquet of grapes from the hillsides of the Grande Champagne.
‘Le Voyage de Delamain’ is the heart of the jewel, housed in a magnificent Baccarat decanter with the purest curves and lines and surrounded by an exquisite leather casket evoking the traditional bellows used for luggage in times gone by.