A fascinating Grande Champagne Cognac bottled by Grosperrin.
The origins of this spirit remain something of a mystery, having lain in the Grosperrin cellars for many, many years. The Cognac aged in a 400-liter barrel, and was possibly not intended to be bottled in its current format. In all likelihood, this spirit has probably been blended with others of its age, so isn’t a single estate offering, but is a rather unique dram.
It wasn’t until 2015, when Grosperrin were doing an inventory of their stocks, that they realised the spirit’s incredible quality and potential. This cask was then carefully monitored, until, in 2019, with the spirit threatening to dip below 40% ABV, they decided to bottle it.
The Cognac is extraordinarily dark, with the richness of colour suggesting its great age (Grosperrin never use colouring or Boisé). The palate serves up notes of rich old Madeira wine, balsamic and dried strawberry, blackcurrants, passion fruit, thick vanilla, rancio, tannin red wine, dark chocolate, dried fruits, cinnamon spice, creamy oak and flowers.
A rare quality of Cognac, beautifully presented with a wooden gift box.