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

$409.65

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This very rare cognac “Borderies 33 years” is in fact a lot older than its minimum guaranteed age. It originates from a small producer in the Borderies region who has since sold out in 1980. This cask is the last remnant and witness of the property. This cognac is from a difficult, siliceous and clayish terroir which local winemakers describe sneeringly as “friendly”. It was harvested by hand and distilled in a wood and coal heated, small pot still of 3 hectolitres. Aged on earth ground in a cellar , there were left only 188 litres in a small cask of 350 litres originally…It is at the cask strength left by all these years…Amber colour. On the nose, a beautiful impression of “confit” fruit, ginger, and pastries fresh from the baker early in the morning. Hints of forest floor freshened by white flower perfumes, iris, daffodils, but also violet (The rare signature aroma typical of Borderies).On the palate, at first there is softness and buttery lusciousness. Violet appears, followed quickly by spices, Sichuan pepper, “confit” ginger, then small notes of mushroom. Beautiful elegance stretched by an exceptional length for a cognac of 41.2 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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