This Cognac, essentially a very old Pale & Dry, is the oldest in Delamain’s standard range. Très Vénérable Cognac is considerably paler than Vesper. Its color is a brilliant amber-topaz, with a wonderful soft golden clarity. Its fragrance is so assertive yet so tender as to be irresistible. The bewitching and indescribable complex of aromas blossoms into an unexpectedly refreshing sensation, subtly evocative of liquorice, that lingers interminably in the mouth. This Cognac’s distinction is inimitable but even more so is its perfect balance. Every characteristic is matched by its exact opposite, in order to avoid all excess : the deep, inexhaustible maturity of its bouquet concealed behind an apparent lightness ; the intense liveliness of its “bite” that leaves only a lingering, velvety caress. It is a Cognac for the connoisseur.