Eye: Clear, light amber with golden flecks.
Nose: Orange spiced tea, fresh cut apples, and cherries first. The nose does not overpower.
Palate: Delicate floral flavors, with sleek notes of vanilla, the wood tied powerfully well, a fine interplay of fruit and acidity laced with a touch of licorice. A finesse to the Cognac for its age, with a lengthy finish.
Although it might be the youngest of the entire Delamain range, the Delamain Pale and Dry XO has been matured for a quarter of a century to produce a very fine and elegant Cognac. With a distillate from Ugni Blanc and Colombard grapes, it comes from the Grande Champagne - also known as the Premier Cru.
Aged on average for 25 years, the Pale & Dry XO Cognac is known for its pale color that is much lighter than you'd expect of a Cognac of this age. This is due to the natural phenomenon of the eaux-de-vie being matured in very old casks. The word 'dry' is somewhat of a paradox, because it's actually referring to the natural sweetness of the liquid.