Pale & Dry XO 'Centenaire'

Origin France, Cognac
Sub-district Grande Champagne
Classification XO

In celebration of 100 years of Pale & Dry Delamain have released their new improved cuvée of this iconic Brandy - the 'Centenaire'. Beautifully presented this latest incarnation offers more bang for buck with a couple of degrees more alcohol - a gentle more intense perfume and a whisper more class. This is such an elegant cognac, a real perfumed delight. Still family owned the Pale & Dry exudes pedigree. Fine lines a lifted floral character and then the smoothest glide to an enormously long, subtle yet riotously complex finish. Wow. This will convert even the most doubtful of minds to the wondrous ways of 'proper' cognac, pure class. L&S (Nov 2020)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.


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

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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