Hot on the heels of the celebrated JLP73, this bottling stood out to the Aficionados panel against many competing options. Digging deeper yet into the annals of history, the selection is designated Lot 72. It demonstrated the complexity of impressive age with the opulence of grand champagne, laced perfectly together.
Few cognacs shine so brightly as this Lot from Grosperrin. Pear, cinnamon roll, cedar, hay and decadent fig are tied together by a demanding, though not overbearing, tannin presence. The dessert forward complexity of this bottling is perfectly preserved. Candied date fruit lives on the finish for days. Fans of tannins and fig will be right at home with this bottling, though devoid of aggressive bitterness. While it is a shame the legacy and paper trail for this lot is lost to time, the flavors and body it demonstrates are treat enough.
This batch is from the father of the winemaker who produces Folle Blanche for us in the St-Fort-Sur-Le-Né region. Having been distilled many years ago (he retired in 1986!), it cannot be given a vintage because the records have been lost and it is no longer traceable. This batch was distilled in a 7-hectolitre still, over wood and charcoal. No water, no e150a, no boisé.Guilhem Grosperrin