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Grosperrin Cognac No.45 Fins Bois 52.1% 700ml

Jean Grosperrin

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.

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.

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