A marvellous bottling of Moût Muté au Cognac from famed Cognac brokers, Grosperrin.
MMC is a Pineau-like liqueur that combines grape must with Cognac before aging. In each of these bottles, the must and the Cognac are from the same estate, ensuring an accurate sense of terroir in each bottling.
This batch was produced in 1979 from must from the 1979 grape vintage, and Cognac distilled the year before. The liqueur was aged in a small, dirt floor cellar in a single 4000 litre barrel that contained 200 litres of lees, imparting richness and body to the liqueur. The MMC was transferred to very old Cognac casks in Grosperrin’s Chermignac cellars in 2013.
The final result is a deeply flavoured and intense liqueur. This bottling serves up notes of fruity, rich pastry with cinnamon and nutmeg, alongside dried fruit, refreshing acidity, some flinty minerality, rancio and beeswax. A lower sugar content makes this MMC a sharper affair than the other two bottlings in this range.
A remarkable product, topped off with an artistic and striking label.