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The Age of Cognac

A Cognac may only be soldy when its youngest eau-de-vie reaches a minimum of two and a half years old, as of the first day of October following the harvest of the grapes.

Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age.

Once transferred into glass, the Cognac stops maturing . It stands still.
 
V.S        (for Very Special) , also called *** (or Three Stars) is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least two and a half years old.

V.S.O.P        ( for Very Superior Old Pale) , also called Reserve, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is between four and a half and six and a half years old.

XO  (for Extra Old ) , Napoléon, also called Hors d'âge, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least six and a half years old.

Most Cognac houses will use Cognacs much older than those required by law, allowing X.Os to reach a minimum of twenty years old, in order to reveal their very best.
 

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1974- Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Powerful honey and ripe fruit aroma. It is frank and smooth on the palate, dominated by ginger with a light touch of citrus fruit. Fruity and elegant.
    “The 1974 cought our attention (…), that kept much of the sunshine but added some intriguing caraway notes”, Wine & Spirits, USA, 2006. 

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    Excl. Tax: €154.17 Incl. Tax: €185.00

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1975- Fins Bois

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Mushroom, orange peel nose. Winy on the palate, lighter and tenser than that of 1978. Such tension makes it more elegant.
    "Mature nose with notes of nut, leather, nougat and something of an Amontillado... Very spicy on the palate with vanilla and cedar notes, long and rich finish," Andreas Larsson, 2008.

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    Excl. Tax: €149.17 Incl. Tax: €179.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1976- Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "Feminine" character, according to some.
    "A very typical and expressive cognac, de grande allure", Newzy, France, 2006.

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    Excl. Tax: €140.00 Incl. Tax: €168.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1980- Grande Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    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.

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    Excl. Tax: €120.83 Incl. Tax: €145.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1988- Fins Bois

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Pale yellow colour. Very fine cognac, fresher than that of 1989. The aroma of distillation is still perceptible. Full of smoothness and elegance. Lively and direct on the palate.

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    Excl. Tax: €90.83 Incl. Tax: €109.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1989- Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "I like the freshness and the structure of this cognac on the palate, long and fruity, still on the young side but with a good persistence," Andreas Larsson, 2008.

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    Excl. Tax: €82.50 Incl. Tax: €99.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1991- Bois Ordinaires

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    1991 Bois Ordinaires from the Island of Oléron
    This vintage cognac (aged under state control since its distillation) is a fabulous expression of this soil, with the flavours of the wild coast, sunny beach and soft spices (or suntan cream?).

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    Excl. Tax: €74.17 Incl. Tax: €89.00

  • Jean Grosperrin - N° 24 Grande Champagne

    Les Trésors de La Gabare

    “Dark colour, very sweet and mature nose, dried fruits, prunes, sweet chocolate pralines and some hints of dried flowers, very complex, the palate has good bite, very distinct, an aged sweetness, leather and nutty aromas, really long and rich aftertaste, complex”, Andreas Larsson, 2008.
    Awarded **** by La Revue des Vins de France (France, 2006).
    Awarded 92/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).

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    Excl. Tax: €407.50 Incl. Tax: €489.00

  • Jean Grosperrin - N° 22 Grande Champagne

    Les Trésors de La Gabare

    The quality of this cognac is divine and the only possibility to offer it to the market was to blend it with another cognac to rise the degree. We did this with our Grande Champagne N° 24 and the alcohol content is now 40%.

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    Excl. Tax: €604.17 Incl. Tax: €725.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1965- Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Do you remember the Petite Champagne 1962 at 62.8°? This batch from 1965 was produced by the same person, distilled in the same alambic and aged in the same cellar. Like those of 1961, 1962 and 1964, this cognac comes from a family who has been located close to the village of Châteauneuf for nearly 80 years. This remarkable cognac was distilled in an old still of 10 HL powered by coal briquette. The records were particularly well kept and they were confirmed by C14 dating.

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    Excl. Tax: €262.50 Incl. Tax: €315.00

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