This vintage Cognac comes from a fruit farm located in Saintonge. Having started in 1971 with 10 hectares of apple trees, this farm now has some 100 hectares of fruit trees and only a few hectares of vines. This rustic terroir, made up of clays and marls, is reputed not to be suitable for viticulture. However, good management of the vines, careful distillation and quality aging manage to give these Cognacs a distinctive, powerful and balanced character, more and more sought after by amateurs.
Golden colour. On the nose, sweet aromas of rum baba, currants and orange peels. You have to let the glass air out to perceive more airy and vegetal notes, such as grapes and cloves. Beautiful puffs of salty air that make you salivate.
In the mouth, a power contained in the attack. Thanks to a very slow reduction, the mouth became oily, the reduction does not feel.
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.