Normandin-Mercier Cognac 'Rare' 50 years Petite Champagne 44% 700ml CARAFE$630.00
This top-quality delight is presented in a beautiful decanter, with classic lines and good looks, making it a wonderful Cognac to display on a cabinet. But don't be fooled into thinking this bottle just looks pretty, because the precious nectar contained within is something rather special too. Made solely from eaux-de-vie grown in the region of Petite Champagne, it represents all that is great about this cru. It's a deliciously well-rounded Cognac, one that's been created with passion and knowledge that's been handed down over the generations of Normandin Mercier. One of the most natural tan of the range, with an outstanding long finish and concentration. A cask strength Cognac that will seduce connoisseurs, non reduced. Intense empyreumatic notes with a blond coffee and cedarwood taste.
Grosperrin 'Cognac De Collection' 1973 Petite Champagne 48.5% 700ml$679.00
This vintage Cognac comes from a family of public notaries who has been located close to the city of Cognac for many generations. This Petite Champagne was part of the inheritance of the father, who had bequeathed his stocks of Cognac to his wife and his son, who was public notary like him. The father has bought this batch on January 1974 to one of his clients, who was at the time the President of one of the most important Cognac Houses. Unfortunately, when the father passed away, his wife and his son were in disagreement and the succession was blocked until we propose a solution. This is a very “sentimental” cognac, stored under State control since the 25th of January 1974, in a very humid cellar located on the bank of the Charente river in the city center of Cognac. This cellar is today the Cognac Museum. The harvest 1973 was abundant ( 62% compared to the harvest 1972 in Petite Champagne!) and was qualified of “harvest of the century” at the time. Warm gold colour, with amber lights. The nose is rich and unctuous; ripe fruits, dark-red plums, Mirabelle plums, spices (curcuma, cardamom, pepper) and sandalwood, cedar scents. Surrounding the fruits, the lovely old rancio nose that well-matured Cognac develops. The taste increase the fruity delicacies (plums again, dark chocolate with cinnamon) and the spicy side (tobacco, nutmeg). At the end, slightly bitter as coffee beans, complexity and elegancy of a controlled rancio.
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.
Normandin Mercier 2012 Petite Champagne Millesime 45.3% 500ml$188.00
Eye: straw yellow with pale gold highlights Slow and fine tearsOn the nose: a complex and gourmet nose with aromas of fruits such as pear, prune, corner, orange zest but also nuts such as almond as well as aromas already developed of ageing such as vanilla and cinnamonOn the palate: A sharp and frank attack accompanied by beautiful aromas of pear giving way to a sweet mid-palate and encompassing fruity and floral flavours to finish on a sweet warmth bringing spicy notes, liquorice, vanilla, of chocolate and a final of passion runs away.
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.
Grosperrin Cognac 1992 Petite Champagne 46.6% 700ml$345.00
This vintage Cognac comes from a small exploitation of 12 hectares of vines located on one of the most beautiful terroirs of Petite Champagne, in Salles-de-Barbezieux. This small traditional farm cultivates both vines and cereals while having a few animals. Coming mainly from Ugni Blanc, this Cognac was then distilled in a small still on the property by the distiller. Old gold dress. On the nose, aromas of raisins, apricots and sun-ripened peaches, candied orange peels fill the glass. On the palate, the attack is frank and the power of its aromas is confirmed. The finish is quite woody, on fruits. The last reduction, about five years ago, opened up the aromas while preserving its balance. The aging in our humid cellars gave it a nice texture.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac VSOP 7 years Petite Champagne 40% 700ml$143.00
The Normandin Mercier VSOP Cognac is a great introduction to the talent and passion of this ancient cognac house. Offering exceptional value for money, this is a very versatile VSOP quality blend to have in your cabinet. It can be enjoyed in many ways - the house suggests as an aperitif, or with a mixer to create a long drink, or even as a base in your favourite cocktail. This is a blend created solely from the Petite Champagne growing region of Cognac - and it imparts so many of the qualities that make the grapes grown here worthy of the title of 'fine champagne'. Young, fruity, subtle floral notes - sometimes honeysuckle, sometimes violet. Slightly spicy with hints of liquorice. Lively, but without a reason or sweetening on the finish.
Grosperrin No.14 Petit Champagne Cognac 40.8% 1000ml$3,471.00
We acquired this cognac from a merchant in 1999. The archives mention it under the name “Petite Champagne Paror” and we were able to follow its history for a few years from 1918, when World War I ended. Then the cognac disappears completely during the years of the German occupation. In 1946 however, it re-emerges and we can follow its history again. But, it disappears soon afterwards in the archives until the 1970s when it reappears again… The cognac is mentioned in the archive from this date on under its original denomination. We bought all the stock, 285 litres. It is one of our most precious treasures and for this reason, only available in very small quantities.