A marvellous vintage Cognac from the esteemed bottlers Grosperrin.
This Petite Champagne cru spirit was originally purchased by a longstanding family of Cognac, who had lived in the region for many generations. This spirit was bought in 1974 from the chairman of one of the largest Cognac houses, who was a client of the father of the family (a notary by trade) This particular parcel of eaux-de-vie was included in the inheritance that the family patriarch left to his wife and son.
Unfortunately, the son and the wife did not see eye to eye, and the inheritance remained in contention for several decades. The state took control of this spirit on the 25th of January 1974, and it remained in an ancient, extremely humid cellar located on the bank of the river Charente. This cellar is now home to the museum of Cognac!
The spirit itself serves up beautiful notes of Mirabelle plums, prunes, cinnamon spiced chocolate, nutmeg, tobacco, cardamom, turmeric, black pepper, cedar and sandalwood, rancio, ripe black plums, red cherries and soft, sweet oak.
Bottled at 48.5% ABV and without colouration or boisé, this is a vintage Cognac of a supreme quality.
The bottling picked up a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition of 2020.