Grosperrin ‘Cognac De Collection’ aged 33yrs (distilled 1973, traceable from 1980) 41.9% 700ml

  • SKU : GROS33yrsBR700ml
  • Brand/Distillery : Jean Grosperrin
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage : 1973 Vintage, Aged 33 years
  • ABV : 41.90%
  • Volume : 700ml

This rare “Borderies 33 years” is actually much older than its guaranteed minimum age. This cognac comes from a smallholding in the Borderies, which was sold by its owner in 1980. This holding therefore no longer exists, and this was the last testimony. This cognac comes from a difficult, clayey and siliceous terroir, lands that the winegrowers here qualify as “  friendship  ”. The harvest was done by hand, and this cognac was distilled in a small 3 hectoliters still, heated with wood and charcoal. Aged on clay, in a cellar located below the road, only 188 litres remained in the small 350-litre barrel.

Amber colour. On the nose, a lovely expression of candied fruit, ginger and pastries, like a morning in a bakery. Some notes of undergrowth, refreshed by scents of white flowers, iris, daffodils, but also violet. On the palate, the attack is soft, very greedy, with a buttery side. The violet emerges, quickly complemented by spices, Sichuan pepper, candied ginger, then light notes of mushroom. Beautiful elegance, extended by an exceptional length for a cognac grading only 41 ° 2.

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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