Another terrific single vintage Cognac from Grosperrin.
This spirit was produced by a winemaker located in Bonneville, a village found between Rouillac and Aigre. A tiny family estate that farms grapes, grains and animals, the set-up is typical of the independent, small scale agriculture found through Cognac. Indeed, the farm only produces enough Cognac to fill one barrel each year, making this an extremely small batch production.
This 1990 cask was stored at the Organisation Economique Cognac, under the watchful eye of the state, until June 2012. At this point, Grosperrin purchased the cask and moved it to their own cellars, prior to bottling in 2018.
The final result is a rich, complex Cognac with musky notes of rich wine and old oak, vanilla, nutmeg, oily nuts, dried fruits, caramel, pressed flowers, apricot, liquorice, black pepper and sweet grapes.
A fantastic, superb-terroir specific Cognac, bottled at 45.7% ABV for extra body and depth.