A revival of a historic Cognac brand, produced by the highly esteemed Grosperrin bottler.
Abel Mestreau was a merchant based in Charentes town of Saintes, who was well known for his criticism of the then emperor, Napoleon III. He was also renown for being one of the finest Cognac brokers of his day, inheriting the family business set up by Frédéric in 1808. Unfortunately, and despite the excellent reputation Mestreau enjoyed, the estate closed its doors in 1919, following the blows to the French economy that came with the First World War.
Then, nearly a century later, Guilhem Grosperrin, the head of the Grosperrin Cognac House and a passionate collector of Cognac, was given the opportunity purchase some bottles from the 1800s. Having taken this rare chance, Grosperrin was determined to revive this historic brand, releasing high quality Cognacs befitting of its title.
This particular bottling is an extremely limited small batch production, that serves up notes of plums, prunes, liquorice, leather, tobacco, dried fruits, old oak, raisins, allspice, mahogany, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, dark chocolate, vanilla and pressed flowers.
Bottled at 43% ABV for a little more body, this well structured Cognac of a rare quality.