Blend of two 1988 vintage Fins Bois Cognacs. One comes from a retired winegrower, located in the village of Ecoyeux, a few kilometres from the town of Saintes in Charente Maritime. He decided to allow part of his 1988 harvest to age by storing it under State control from March 6, 1989. The other Cognac, for about 1/3 of the cut, comes from a family of winegrowers still inactivity. from the Matha region.
Straw yellow colour. The quality of the wines distilled in 1988 was “historic”. Very fine, fresh and quite nervous cognac. Lots of finesse and elegance. The palate is frank, with a lot of freshness and distinction. Rich, very fruity finish.
Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin – Artisanal Vintages - Jean Grosperrin worked as a cognac broker in the Cognac region. A broker in eaux-de-vie plays a very discreet yet strategic role between the producer and the buyer. His job is to evaluate the quality of the eaux-de-vie and to introduce interested parties to each other. His profession takes him to many cellars to estimate the value of different batches, among which there are sometimes some very old cognacs. Practically all vine growers distil their own harvest and they usually conserve, as former generations have done before them, some barrels of cognac in their cellars. These family treasures are very rarely up for sale and the transactions are very confidential. It is these cognacs, sometimes very atypical with strong personalities that Jean and his son Guilhem (since 2004) seek to obtain in all the appellations of Cognac. And digging into documents, family histories allows for description and anecdotes on each cognac which makes great reading. Tasting Notes are precise, to the point, short, not at all the excessive praise and lies. And their selections and vintages are astonishing. Success means, that supplies run out often.