Delamain Pale & Dry Grande Champagne XO Cognac $160
The colour is relatively light amber: this is not a Cognac for those impressed by dark hues or big oaky styles. It’s fine, aromatic and ethereal, wonderfully complex and smelling of new leather and dried citrus peels. Great intensity and finesse; endless length. 40 per cent alcohol. 95/100
Food: dark chocolate
Stockists: Five Way Cellars, Sydney; Armadale Cellars, Melbourne.