Review: 1973 Grosperrin - Petite Champagne



1973 Grosperrin - Petite Champagne Cognac - 48.5%


These new Grosperrin releases have been hit after hit for me. Diving in here to a couple 1970s vintages. Here are the details on the 73.


"This vintage Cognac comes from a family of notaries who have lived in Cognac for

generations. This Petite Champagne 1973 was part of the inheritance of the father, who

left all his stocks to his wife and to his son, notary himself as well. The father had bought

this batch in January 1974 from one of his clients, who was then the chairman of one

of the biggest Cognac houses. This batch comes from the distillery and cellars of this

Cognac house which is still famous today. Unfortunately, when he passed away, his son

and wife weren’t getting on with each other and the inheritance got stuck for several

decades, until we offered a solution. It is a hugely 'sentimental' Cognac which was

placed under State control on 25th January 1974 in an ancient cellar, very humid, located

on the bank of the river Charente, now home to the museum of Cognac."


Samples provided by Cognac Grosperrin.

Notes: Lots of orchard fruits - peach, pear, apple. Light florals and oak. Some vanilla, blueberry, cherry. Standout nose. More linear and prickly on the palate. Orchard fruits up front again. Mentholated cherry. Lots of top notes.


Score: 7 (Highly Recommend) Complex. Drinks overproof, couple drops of water help dial it in.


Archived Scores

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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