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1991 Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin 500ml 51.7% 26 years Bois Ordinaires (Oléron Island)

  • SKU : GROS91BO500ml26YO
  • Brand/Distillery : Jean Grosperrin
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage : 26 yrs
  • ABV : 51.70%
  • Volume : 500ml

$252.70

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Deep, bright gold ochre colour. First nosings are shy but promising. Ten minutes in the glass reveals toasty, raisin bread notes, a hint of fresh stone fruits and a touch of anise, though the aromatics remain subdued. At this high strength the palate is exceptionally concentrated; Medium dry stone fruit, pepper and cigar box flavours are accompanied by a big, spicy flourish delivering outstanding length. The spirit is warm but well balanced. Aftertaste is firm and drying with a persistent though subtle afterglow of dried fig and spice. Overall, an unquestionably masculine styled spirit that’s more brandy like than classically Cognac, though not without real curio value at this unusual ABV.

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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