Grosperrin ‘Cognac De Collection’ 1944 aged 60yrs+, Bons Bois 42.7% 700ml

  • SKU : GROS44BB700ml
  • Brand/Distillery : Jean Grosperrin
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage : 1944 Vintage, Aged 60 years
  • ABV : 42.70%
  • Volume : 700ml

This cognac comes from the family property of the cognac merchant who sold it to us. It remained in the same family for 60 years, stored at its original location, a huge paved cellar, until we transferred it to government-controlled cellars in 1999. The owner’s chateau was occupied by the German Wehrmacht and the archives dispersed at the end of the war, making it impossible to prove it dates back to before 1944. The end of the war brought with it widespread pillaging, both by occupying forces and local inhabitants This cognac’s lightness and delicate aromas make it atypical for its cru. It, therefore, most certainly comes from a limestone soil. Surprising vitality yet softness and roundness, and an unforgettable prune palate. This is proof that even smaller crus can produce wonders!

Deep amber colour. The nose of very old Cognac, the finesse of rancio. On the palate, atypical in its vintage for its lightness and density. An astonishing vitality, all smooth and round as well as a prune mouthfeel that will stay in your memory for a long time. The “small wines” also have their wonders!

94/100, Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).

“ I have never tasted such an old Bons Bois before; there is a perfect resemblance to certain ports, but while still being able to deliver an almost unfathomable fruity freshness  ”. Drink Spirits (USA), 2011.

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.

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