A well matured Cognac, curated by the Grosperrin company and released to revive the historic Frédéric Mestreau brand.
Frédéric Mestreau was first founded in 1808, and their Cognac gained popularity across America, England and Russia during the 19th century, before the post war downturn brought the business to a sudden halt in 1919.
That would have been that for Mestreau, had Guilhem Grosperrin not sniffed out the opportunity to purchase a small collection of Cognac bottles that had belonged to Abel Mestreau himself (Abel having inherited the family business sometime in the 1800s). This allowed Grosperrin to recreate the flavour of this long lost brand with modern spirits that matched the identity of Mestreau.
This particular bottling has been distilled from Ugni Blanc grapes from the Petite and Grande Champagne crus, and aged for over a decade in French Limousin oak casks.
The final result is a Cognac that serves up notes of dried fruit, flowers, liquorice, rich figs and plums, mango, vanilla, dark oak, leather, cinnamon, nutmeg, rancio, cedarwood and a little black cherry.
Bottled at 42.5% ABV for a little more body, this is a satisfying, high quality Cognac.
The spirit is beautifully presented in a decanter style bottle with a handsome black presentation box.