Grosperrin Cognac No. 61 (1961) Fins Bois 43.8% 700ml
This very old cognac comes from the commune of Réparsac, a commune located in the heart of Fins Bois. It was produced by a winegrower who was also a nurseryman, and who had developed activities complementary to his profession as a producer. Very old when I met him, this lot was the last he had. He had kept it as long as possible, in memory of his first harvest.
The nose of fresh mushrooms, dried flowers, blackcurrant bud. We immediately guess that this cognac has aged in a wet cellar, due to the mushy notes that emerge from it. But despite this cellar side, the aromas are noble, this cognac is astonishing, we never tire of the nose. On the palate, the attack is soft, rich and creamy. The aromas on the nose are confirmed on the palate, blackcurrant, wet dog, complex finish, both vegetal and smoky at the same time. A very old Fins Bois, rare.
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.