This lot comes from the father of the winegrower who produces the Folle Blanche, in the region of St-Fort-Sur-Le-Né. This batch was distilled with wood and charcoal, in a 7-hectoliters still. Its rare taste qualities require me to offer it to you brut-de-tût, that is to say without any alcohol reduction.
Very amber colour. The nose is marked by lively and frank notes of ripe plums, mirabelle plum, leather, and black pepper (Kappad). The whole is very harmonious, and from the nose, the invitation to taste is strong. On the palate, the attack is powerful and immediately complex. It’s an explosion of spicy and virile notes: nutmeg, cloves, black pepper. Quite a woody cognac, which gives it a dense and rich texture, with a chewiness worthy of red wine. Nice balance, alcohol does not burn, controlled astringency. The finish is marked by very long notes of blackcurrant.
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.