1974 Grosperrin - Petite Champagne - 47.5%
"This vintage Cognac comes from a family of winegrowers in the region of Gémozac,
Charente-Maritime, owners of an estate in Petite Champagne. The family produce cereals and also owns vineyards, which are nowadays organically farmed. Their vines grow on chalky soils. I bought this batch from one of the sons, that his father had produced 40 years before. It was originally a batch of several 559 litre barrels, which were stocked in the dry cellars of the ORECO until they were transferred to our cellars."
Sample and provenence provided by Cognac Grosperrin.
Notes: Layered and bright. Tropical fruit - pineapple. Cedar. Roasted chestnut. Wood spice. Full and roasty on the palate with tropical fruit and spice filling out the top notes. Tons of balance and length in the gentle but expressive finish.
Score: 8 (Stash One) Haven't met a 70's Grosperrin I didn't like.
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