An incredibly mature Cognac, bottled by the highly regarded House of Grosperrin.
This single lot, single vintage Cognac was distilled all the way back in 1970. The wines used to make the spirit originate from the picturesque Chateauneuf-sur-Charente commune in the Petite Champagne cru. The spirit was distilled in a small local distillery, first founded in 1958, and still in existence today.
In total, Grosperrin states that this Cognac is over 50 years old, having spent 40 years of its maturation in the ORECO (Organisation économique du Cognac) cellars. The final 11 years were spent in Grosperrin’s own cellars.
The spirit itself offers flavours of roasted nuts, vanilla, toffee, flowers, chestnuts, dried garden herbs, very old tannic oak, sweet red wine, dark chocolate, cloves, nutmeg, creamy custard, sandalwood and rosewater.
This Cognac sits at 50.8% ABV, and has kept its strength remarkably well despite, as Grosperrin says, being “slightly reduced many years ago”.