Grosperrin Cognac No. 52-22 (Blend 1952 & 1922) Fins Bois 46.5% 700ml
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.
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.
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.