Frederic Mestreau Cognac XO No. 08 Borderies (Grosperrin Selection) 8-25 years 40% 700ml$235.00
Citrus, orange and chocolate vie for position on the nose. All repeats in the mouth with further layers of flavour coming from chocolate, cooked fruit and caramel. Smooth flow and fine texture. There are orange and vanilla notes in the finish.
Grosperrin ÔCognac De CollectionÕ 2001 ORGANIC aged 10 years, Fins Bois 47% 700ml$260.00
This vintage Cognac comes from a farm of around twenty hectares of vines called "La Petite Chapelle", located in the town of Champmillon. The two plots that produced this Cognac have been cultivated in organic farming since 1990 by a single woman, having taken over her father's activity when he died. It is, therefore, one of the oldest organic productions in the Cognac region. 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 spices. A beautiful cognac.
Frederic Mestreau Cognac V.S (Grosperrin Selection) 2-4 years 40% 700ml$113.00
This cognac V.S has been created from grapes selected from the best regions of Cognac, it has been bottled in our cellars located in the city of Saintes. Beautifully presented, this VS is aged for at least two years).
Grosperrin Cognac VSOP Grande Champagne 42% 700ml$164.00
?C?pages? translates from French as ?grape varieties?, and refers to the three different grape strains used in this Cognac bottling. These grapes are: Colombard, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc. Each grape provides something different: Colombard provides power and depth, Ugni Blanc gives structure and balance, and Folle Blanche lends high tones and finesse. Grosperrin are better known for bottling ultra specific, single varietal Cognacs, so this is an interesting step from the producer. Each of the grapes used to make this Cognac come from the premier cru of Grande Champagne. This Cognac contains a blend of several vintages, from 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. After distillation, the spirit was aged for a minimum of 4 years in French oak casks. The final product delivers notes of fresh bright grapes, apples, some acacia honey, dried flowers, peppery spice, vanilla, creamy butter, spiced oak, and toffee. Once again, Grosperrin have produced a VSOP that is a cut above other Cognacs in this age grade.
Grosperrin No.90 Grande Champagne Cognac 54.8% 700ml$469.00
Grosperrin Lot No.90 Grande Champagne is a rare Cognac that comes from a small property located in Verrières, on one of the most famous terroirs of Grande Champagne. A delightfully well-aged Cognac like this one merits your utmost attention during the tasting. To be enjoyed neat at room temperature to appreciate the Cognac in its entirety. To allow the aromas to develop even further, try adding a drop of mineral water or a couple of ice cubes to the glass. Tasting Notes:Nose: Powerful aromas typical of the Grande Champagne cru prevail with a clean and firm volume. It is a Cognac that expresses its terroir without pretence revealing notes of mirabelle plums, wet oak and undergrowth just after the rain. Palate: Notes of candied fruit proceed into a long finish with hints of cassis and black cherry
Grosperrin 18 years Bois Ordinaries Cognac 51.5% 700ml$254.00
18 years Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin Bois Ordinaires (Fragrant Oléron Island mild maritime climate) N: roasted pineapple, salted butter toffee, toasted oak , saffron - P: grapes macerated in rum, ripe fruit 51.5% 700ml
Grosperrin Cognac 1990 Fin Bois 45.7% 700ml$364.00
This vintage Cognac comes from a winegrower in the commune of Bonneville, located between Rouillac and Aigre. This small property in the locality of Patreville is typical of family farms in the region. The 1990 harvest was stored at ORECO, under State control, from its distillation until June 2012, when we became owners. It has since been stored in one of our cellars, which is closed by a grid and placed under bailiff's seal. Amber colour. On the nose, musky and vinous aromas (old Semillon), with a waxed sidelined with acetic notes. On the palate, greedy attack, the first notes confirm this characteristic nose, with a predominance of nutmeg and liquorice. It is a Cognac that is both supple and rustic, but increasingly greedy with aging.
Grosperrin 1982 Petite Champagne Cognac 46.3% 700ml$530.00
Tasting Notes: Refined nose once opened after a few minutes in the glass: hawthorn, honey, toffee. The mouth is frank and precise, quiet classical: fresh grapes, pear almond tart, prunes. The finish is harmonious.
Grosperrom Cognac No. 67 Grande Champagne 47.5% 700ml$831.00
Grosperrom No. 67 Grande Champagne 47.5% 700ml This Cognac comes from a winegrower in the Salles d-Angles region, whose father had large stocks built up by himself and previous generations. Stored for many years in small ten hectolitres casks placed in a small cellar on clay before entering Grosperrin cellars, where it remained in 350 litre barrels. Very amber colour. Dense and complete nose, spices, rancio, prunes, dried flowers. Delicate and oily palate, light notes of undergrowth, bitter chocolate. Beautiful development, with a lot of elegance. The finish is generous and rich, well balanced, typical of a beautiful Grande Champagne. A very beautiful Cognac, as demanding as it is accessible.
Grosperrin No.25 1925 Cognac 42.1% 700ml$2,778.00
Number 25 "(1925)" Grande Champagne Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin - very dark - N: old Madeira, old Balsamic, blackcurrant buds, exotic fruits - P: Pronounced rancio - Very rare - 700ml 42.1%
Grosperrin No.24 1924 Cognac 42.8% 700ml$2,945.00
Number 24 "(1924)" Grande Champagne Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin - very dark - N: dried fruits, prunes, sweetchocolate pralines - P: sweetness, leather and nutty - 700ml 42.8%
Grosperrin Cognac No.45 Fins Bois 52.1% 700ml$1,203.00
This exceptional batch is one of the very few in our collection to come from a distiller and wholesaler. The large well-known House, once owned by the Suntory group, for some unknown reason, relieved itself of a few casks of old Cognac in a top-secret transaction that took place through a certified broker in 2019. This extremely rare lot of two casks is of undeniable interest, even though we cannot guarantee it has never been blended. Tasting Notes: Old gold hue. There is no mistaking the natural characteristics of Fin Bois on the nose: exotic fruit and lime blossom honey beautifully rounded off by very distinctive chalky notes. The montant is powerful; with the ethyl acetate contained the balsamic qualities of the rancio begin to come to the fore. The mushroom, old-cellar maturation notes testify to the great age of this Cognac, which has not however lost its vivacity and freshness. On the palate, the attack is bold, oily and very well-balanced. The alcoholic strength is barely perceptible. Then the rancio releases its full potential, contributing a certain purity to this Fins Bois. The finish is extremely long and rather dense. A superb Cognac that will delight enthusiasts of this cru.
Grosperrin Cognac No.28 Borderies 53.8% 700ml$1,226.00
This very old Cognac was bought from the widow, almost a hundred years old, of a man who died several years ago. Since then, the Eaux-de-vie have belonged to the family, made up of his widow and several children. This family of winegrowers has been based in the village of Burie since 1930, in the very heart of the Borderies. It was on this date that the father of the deceased bought the property with his stocks. The property is now managed by his grandson, who operates around thirty hectares on two small properties, renowned for the high quality of their Eaux-de-vie. It is an extremely rare lot, which could have belonged to the range of Treasures, if it had not aged in such a dry cellar, which gave it great distinction and a lot of charm but maintained the degree at a still high level, reserving it for lovers of powerful spirits. It is presented with cask strength. Tasting Notes: Amber colour, old gold reflections. On the nose, a lot of elegance with spicy notes (turmeric, candied ginger), and an impressive freshness for such an old Cognac. The upright is straight and clean, yet rich and dense. The rancios are discreet and delicate. On the palate, the attack is oily, powerful without stinging or burning, and very straightforward. Candied fruit comes first, followed by candied ginger, all carried away by an elegant and remarkable rancio. The final never ends.
Grosperrin Cognac No. 61 (1961) Fins Bois 43.8% 700ml$855.00
This very old cognac comes from the commune of Réparsac, a commune located in the heart of Fins Bois. It was produced by a winegrower who was also a nurseryman, and who had developed activities complementary to his profession as a producer. Very old when I met him, this lot was the last he had. He had kept it as long as possible, in memory of his first harvest. Tasting Notes: The nose of fresh mushrooms, dried flowers, blackcurrant bud. We immediately guess that this cognac has aged in a wet cellar, due to the mushy notes that emerge from it. But despite this cellar side, the aromas are noble, this cognac is astonishing, we never tire of the nose. On the palate, the attack is soft, rich and creamy. The aromas on the nose are confirmed on the palate, blackcurrant, wet dog, complex finish, both vegetal and smoky at the same time. A very old Fins Bois, rare.
Grosperrin Cognac No.52-22 (Blend 1952 & 1922) Fins Bois 46.5% 700ml$1,561.00
This rare Cognac comes from the commune of Brousse, near Matha, from a small farm. The current producer, born in 1952, still has cognacs distilled by his father and grandfather. It was only in 1950 that the property was equipped with a traditional 16 hectoliters still (Maresté), which then worked on wood (during the day, for the scrambles) and on charcoal (at night, for the good toast). ). Previously, as in most Charente estates, only a small boiler of 500 or 600 litres was used to distil the production of wines. This cognac is the result of the assembly of two batches, made on the advice of a great Cognac house, by the winegrower himself. The cognac was bottled in 2000. Tasting Notes: Straight and clean amount, the nose of old Fins Bois, with a delicate rancio, but what is striking is the intensity of the notes of red fruits, blackcurrant bud, redcurrant, cherry. The nose is of rare quality, with a complexity that cannot be forgotten. On the palate, the attack is straightforward, almost easy, unsurprisingly giving the spicy notes (sandalwood, cedar, pepper) one would expect from a cognac of this age. The surprise arrives immediately after, the first reassuring notes suddenly giving way to blackcurrant, to chiselled and captivating aromas, which suddenly burst, giving this cognac a whole new dimension. The finish is long and complex. Superb.
Grosperrin Cognac 1969 Petite Champagne 46.4% 700ml$1,042.00
This vintage Cognac comes from a family of notaries established in Cognac for several generations. This 1969 Petite Champagne was part of the estate of the father, who had bequeathed his stocks to his wife and his son, a notary like him. The father had bought this lot in April 1970, thinking of reselling it at a better price a few years later, as was practiced at that time by a few well-informed individuals. Unfortunately, the oil crisis coupled with the end of the Vietnam War caused Cognac prices to collapse soon after. When he died, his wife and son did not get along, and the estate stalled for decades until we came up with a solution. Tasting notes: Amber color. A complex, rather classic Cognac. A late summer nose with notes of very ripe fruit, taped pears and prunes. Smoky touches, burnt notes and a Christmas Pudding side (candied grapes, orange peel, nutmeg). On the palate, power and freshness (lime blossom, hawthorn), which allows you to calmly approach all its complexity. A superb Cognac, for lovers of fine, natural classics. Gold medal , Cognac Master, London, 2015.