They acquired this cognac in 2002 from the heiress of one of the region’s wine-producing estates, owner of two properties, one in Grande Champagne and the other in Fins Bois near Baignes Sainte Radegonde, where this cognac comes from. Since this old lady is not a winegrower herself, under French legislation she is obliged to store her annual production in government-controlled cellars. This was duly done immediately after distillation, thereby entitling the cognac to its vintage.The palate is silky, dominated by crystallized fruits and prunes.
Grosperrin ‘Cognac De Collection’ No.72 (1972) Grand Champagne, cask strength 55.40% 700ml Cognac
- SKU : GROSno72GC700ml
- Brand/Distillery : Jean Grosperrin
- Country of Origin : France
- Vintage : 1972 Vintage
- ABV : 55.40%
- Volume : 700ml
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.