AMBLEVILLE CASK 252

1995 Pleiade Collection Revelation Delamain

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Origin France, Cognac
Sub-district Grande Champagne

This vintage 1995 originates from the small hamlet of Ambleville, in the southern part of Cognac’s finest terroir, La Grande Champagne. Situated over a geological fault line, the vines of Ambleville benefit from optimal soil conditions, the roots reaching deep into the chalky sub soil. For the first part of its ageing journey, this cognac was aged in a well-seasoned, 350L Limousin oak cask. The use of old, seasoned oak reduces the influence of tannins, and allows the flavour of the vines and the terroir to pass into the cognac, resulting in a cognac of remarkable authenticity and elegance. It was later transferred to a seasoned cask made with finer-grained Tronçais oak cask for the final stage in its evolution. Length For its first 20 years, this wax-sealed cask matured in a vintage cellar in Ambleville, where the damp conditions assisted with an optimal natural reduction. It was then moved to Delamain’s riverside vintage cellar in Jarnac, where near perfect levels of moisture and humidity provided ideal ageing conditions for it to continue its quiet evolution. Delamain self-imposes the most stringent controls and procedures on the ageing of its vintage cognacs by placing its cellar under strict monitoring and lock-and-key control by the BNIC ( Bureau National & Interprofessionnel de Cognac) the official cognac industry body. AROMAS: a hint of pepper, spices and buttery chocolate aromas. TASTE: coffee and spices, leather, aniseed and stewed cherries. STYLE: fantastically rounded and full. Rancio Fruitiness Floralness Spiciness Elegance Winemaker's notes (Nov 2021)

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Delamain

The House of Delamain is one of the oldest names in the cognac business, with roots dating back to the early 1600s when Nicholas Delamain left France for Ireland. However, it wasn't until 1725 that descendant James Delamain moved back to France and joined forces with cognac trader Issac Ranson to create Ranson & Delamain. After James' death in 1800, the company fell apart due to inheritance laws, and it wasn't until 1924 that his grandsons restablished the firm in the family name and it became Delamain & Co. Today, Delamain is one of the last family-run cognac houses, and has a very strict selection process when it comes to choosing their supplies. They do not have any contracts and only purchase after tasting, to ensure the very best quality. The company doesn't have any VS or VSOP cognacs, its entry level is a 25 year old XO - The Pale & Dry

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