Frédéric Mestreau is an historic Cognac brand that originally dates back to the early 19th century.
Despite have an excellent reputation for producing some of the finest Cognacs of the era, and enjoying popularity in Russia, England and the United States, the business was badly damaged by the economic shocks of World War One, and closed in 1919.
That would have been the end of the story, were it not for Guilhem Grosperrin. Aside from being the head of the Grosperrin Cognac company, Guilhem is also an avid collector of old and rare Cognacs, so when the opportunity arose to by a small collection of Mestreau spirit from the early 19th century, he took his chance.
This allowed Grosperrin to resurrect the long lost brand, and restore it to its former glory using high quality eaux-de-vie that matched the Mestreau identity.
As a VS, this Cognac has been aged for at least two years in French oak. In practice it likely contains spirit much older than that.
The final product serves up notes of fresh green grapes, flowers, vanilla, light oak, subtle spice, toffee, some caramelised apple, slight cream and cracked black pepper.
A fruity, flavoursome Cognac that would be ideal for mixing or sipping neat.