This vintage Cognac comes from a small fruit farm situated in the area of Saintes, a few kilometers from the eponym city. Starting in 1971 with 10 hectares of apple tree, this farm owns now about 100 hectares of fruit trees, and only a few of hectares of vine. This hardy terroir, made of clay and loam, is not claiming to be the best for vine growing. However, a good culture of the vine, a fine distillation, and quality aging, make this cognac powerful and balanced, more and more sought after by the amateurs.
Young gold robe. In the nose, aromas of rumbaba, currants, and orange peel. Powerful, we can feel kind of a heaviness (Clay). One has to let the glass at the air, to experience more light and green notes like grape stalk, clove. Breath of salty air.In the mouth we find the nose, with a certain power at the beginning. The wood is well balanced. Very light dryness on final, because of recent water reduction (goes very quickly) . A beautiful delicacy, cognac easily accessible.
Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin â 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.