Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin – 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.
Grosperrin ‘Cognac De Collection’ 1970 Grande Champagne 62% 700ml
Grosperrin 1970 Grande Champagne 62% 700ml This vintage Cognac comes from the stocks of a Parisian widow whose husband, who had brilliantly succeeded in the magistracy, was investing in Cognac for tax reasons. It was when the latter died that she learned that she was the owner of several Cognac barrels stored under State control. Very amber colour. Spicy nose, notes of cloves, peppers, liquorice, bourbon vanilla. The palate is creamy, with tenacious notes of cocoa and vanilla. The notes of tobacco and roasting become intense with the opening. The finish shows a "hidden and very sweet power", slight acidity (due to the wood) but no astringency.