Grosperrin No.25 1925 Cognac 42.1% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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 | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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 | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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 | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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.
Domaine de Joy 1952 Armagnac 40.5% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Domaine de Joy 1952 Armagnac 40.5% 700ml
$1,544.00
Deep, intense amber, bright and clear. The elegant nose on white blossom. The tannins are rich and round
Michel Couvreur Whisky Alba Chapter 2 45.65% 500ml | Whiskey | Shop online at Spirits of France
Michel Couvreur Whisky Alba Chapter 2 45.65% 500ml
$650.00
Michel Couvreur Whisky Alba Chapter 2
Grosperrin Cognac No. 61 (1961) Fins Bois 43.8% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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 | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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 | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
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.
Michel Couvreur Whisky Alba Single Malt 22 years 46% 500ml | Whiskey | Shop online at Spirits of France
Michel Couvreur Whisky Alba Single Malt 22 years 46% 500ml
$762.00
Alba is the result of Couvreur's passion for whiskies and wines and the encounter with Angélique and Quentin Bourse (from the Sot de l'Ange estate located in Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley, France) who gave them one of their freshly emptied Chenin Blanc cask. Matured for 17 years in Fino and 5 additional years in Chenin, Alba is a very subtle, pure and delicate spirit that shows that whiskies' flavors can be long and complex without peat expression. Alba boasts a golden light color and offers aromas of white wine, honey and subtle oak nuances. It is round, mellow and deep in the mouth with beautiful energy. Chenin grape flavors on the finish with a touch of vanilla and white flower. A complex and long aftertaste. The label has a drop shape, just like the Sot de l'Ange label. Cask strength, no water, no filtration, 420 bottles produced.
Paul Giraud XO Sail 25 years 40% 600ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud XO Sail 25 years 40% 600ml
$704.00
Paul Giraud XO Sail 25 years - The Vieille Réserve or XO is often the favourite cognac of our Grande Champagne lovers, especially ladies. This cognac expresses all the fullness of the fruity aromas typical of a Grande Champagne, aged for a long time in oak barrels. To fully appreciate this cognac, take time, sit in a good chair and heat the glass with the palm of your hand. The trip to a stone fruit orchard can begin. At the beginning of the tasting, the aromas of fresh fruit at the beginning of summer - like peach or apricot - appear. As the glass warms, aromas of riper fruit, more oxidized by the sun, are revealed, such as plums, prunes and Agen prunes. These are the fruits of late summer: hot, matured, and stewed. At the end of the tasting, spices appear then the vanilla side of the oak barrel. Round and mellow, this cognac is easily savoured. Another remarkable point, the length in the mouth, so characteristic of the Grande Champagne. The combination with a chocolate dessert (such as a Black Forest or a fondant) is quite appropriate.
Paul Giraud XO Diamant 25 years 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Paul Giraud XO Diamant 25 years 40% 700ml
$704.00
Paul Giraud XO Diamant 25 years. The Vieille Réserve or XO is often the favourite cognac of our Grande Champagne lovers, especially ladies. This cognac expresses all the fullness of the fruity aromas typical of a Grande Champagne, aged for a long time in oak barrels. To fully appreciate this cognac, take time, sit in a good chair and heat the glass with the palm of your hand. The trip to a stone fruit orchard can begin. At the beginning of the tasting, the aromas of fresh fruit at the beginning of summer - like peach or apricot - appear. As the glass warms, aromas of riper fruit, more oxidized by the sun, are revealed, such as plums, prunes and Agen prunes. These are the fruits of late summer: hot, matured, and stewed. At the end of the tasting, spices appear then the vanilla side of the oak barrel. Round and mellow, this cognac is easily savoured. Another remarkable point, the length in the mouth, so characteristic of the Grande Champagne. The combination with a chocolate dessert (such as a Black Forest or a fondant) is quite appropriate.
Bielle Rum 2003 52.8% 700ml | Rum | Shop online at Spirits of France
Bielle Rum 2003 52.8% 700ml
$904.00
Powerful and complex, the wood is present, the vanilla discreet, balanced with finesse. Amplitude and roundness, the spices are found with toasted notes. Surprising and pleasant for a rum of such power.
Castarede 1960 Armagnac 40% 500ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Castarede 1960 Armagnac 40% 500ml
$804.00
Bottled in 2019, the 1960 Castarede is one of the most elegant Armagnacs we’ve tasted to date. Heading into dessert territory, it opens with sustained, high pitch aromas of sticky date and pecan pie unfolding with hints of salted-caramel chocolate and Grand Muscat. Showing no loss of vitality after six decades in oak, it's seductive and silky with a superb rush of fruit cake, baking spices, rancio and café crèmes framed by super fine tannins and a creamy finish that's briefly succulent and fabulously long. Reference point here is the Dartigalongue house style. It should equally please lovers of Hors d'age Cognac. 40% Alc./Vol.
Delord 1946 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Delord 1946 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml
$2,251.00
Tasting Notes: Colour: Mahogany, gold clear. Nose: Intense vanilla, pepper, candied fruits, old leather and rancio. Palate: Same aromas as on the nose: vanilla, candied fruit and rancio. A unique taste for an old eau-de-vie
Comte de Lamaestre Bas Armagnac 1967 40% 2.5l | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Comte de Lamaestre Bas Armagnac 1967 40% 2.5l
$1,433.00
Armagnac from the Bas region is considered to have the most finesse, also tending to yield spirits that are very supple in their youth. Plantings are mostly Bacco and Ugni Blanc. The Northwestern portion of the Bas-Armagnac (known casually as the Grand Bas Armagnac) has a concentration of quality producers, especially in the department of Les Landes.

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