This vintage Cognac comes from a small exploitation of 12 hectares of vines located on one of the most beautiful terroirs of Petite Champagne, in Salles-de-Barbezieux. This small traditional farm cultivates both vines and cereals while having a few animals. Coming mainly from Ugni Blanc, this Cognac was then distilled in a small still on the property by the distiller.
Old gold dress. On the nose, aromas of raisins, apricots and sun-ripened peaches, candied orange peels fill the glass. On the palate, the attack is frank and the power of its aromas is confirmed. The finish is quite woody, on fruits.
The last reduction, about five years ago, opened up the aromas while preserving its balance. The aging in our humid cellars gave it a nice texture.
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.