This cognac is from a negociant who had important stocks made up of the preceding generations. It was stored for a few years under state control before being returned to the very old warehouses of this negociant. The trace of this cognac in the stock isn’t perfect throughout the whole ageing process that is why it cannot be sold as a vintage cognac. However it was prepared in the same condition: natural and non-blended since we bought it. It was bottled at its natural degree, a truly “brut de fût” Cognac.
Nice mahogany color. Expressive, mushroom and mocha nose.Powerful and oily on the palate, notes of wood, liquorice.Generous and rich finish, slightly peppery.
Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin â 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.