Another lovely single lot Cognac, bottled by the highly regarded Grosperrin House.
Like many Grosperrin Cognacs, this spirit has been purchased from a small family holding in Cognac. The lot is thought to have been distilled sometime in the late 60s, and was passed on in an initial inheritance in 1982, before being handed down again in 2018, when Grosperrin were able to purchase it.
The spirit itself began with grapes grown in the Vars commune of the Charente department. The vines grew on a limestone plateau at high altitude, described by Grosperrin as “famous for Cognac”. After Grosperrin purchased the spirit, it completed ageing in its damp cellars in Barbezieux, bringing out the famed ‘rancio’ quality in the spirit.
The spirit itself offers notes of freshly roasted coffee beans, lemon rind, black pepper, flowers, liquorice, a little earthiness, old oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, leather and red wine.
A velvety, soft Cognac, and a perfect encapsulation of this terroir.