This cognac is typical from a beautiful Fins Bois of ten years old, with its fresh fruit and citrus fruits fawner notes. On the nose, distillation aromas have left and it still stays fresh grapefruit notes, which reminds some white wines. There is also warmer notes of white peach skin at the sun, and apricot. In the mouth, freshness and naturality of this cognac are striking. We find again these fruity notes, but they are extended with more complex aromas, like a bunch of dried flowers forgotten on a table by a summer day. On final, floral notes are amplified (jonquil, narcissus), quickly overlapped by grapefruits notes, zest of orange, and fresh spicies. A beautiful cognac.
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. One for the connoisseur, or for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life.