A cracking 1992 single vintage Cognac from the superb Grosperrin bottling company.
The spirit comes from a fruit farming estate in Saintonge, the western part of Cognac. The estate originally began with just 10 hectares of apple trees, but now boast ten times that number. The domain only maintains a handful of hectares of vines, producing only a very small amount of rare Cognac.
Bons Bois is a large cru with very variable terrain, from sandy coastal areas, to clay heavy soil further inland. This Cognac has been produced using grapes that have grown in clay-rich soil, which is often not considered the best terroir, but if carefully grown, produced and matured, can create a rich and rustic style of Cognac that is quite different from other Cru Cognacs.
The spirit delivers notes of rich rum and raisin ice cream, toasted orange skins, some slight sea-breeze salinity, sweet grapes, musky oak, cloves, nutmeg, fresh grass and oily nuts.
Bottled at a generous 51.5% ABV, this is a luxurious, filling vintage Cognac with a fascinating profile.