A famous 1980 vintage cognac from the Grosperrin broking house.
Aged 29 years, this limited vintage is a remarkable cognac with a delicate smokiness.
From Jean Grosperrin. “We bought this batch, made up of several barrels of the same origin, from a Parisian widow whose husband, who had a very successful career as a magistrate, invested in cognac for tax reasons. It was upon his death that the widow learned that she was the owner of several barrels of cognac which had been stored under state control since they were filled. The year 1980 was one of the smallest harvests of the decade with an average content of 7.17° in Grande Champagne. A temperature of -10° C had been recorded at the time of the grape harvest.
“Young yellow colour. Powerful and expressive nose (Folle Blanche?), light tobacco notes. This cognac needs to breathe in order to fully express its complexity. Almond and white flower nose. Clean, vanilla and smooth on the palate. First rancios.”
Jean Grosperrin’s Cognac de Collection series features some of the finest cognacs imported into Australia. Small batch and bottled at high proofs, Grosperrin usually release in vintages which results in unique, rare expressions.
Grosperrin – and now his son Guilhern – work with producers around cognac to source barrels of cognac for bottling. Often these can take the form of barrels laid down for private consumption which they have been able to access.
- Grande Champagne