Grosperrin Grande Champagne N°90 54,8%
From Verrieres with Love
This “young” G.C comes from Verrieres, one of the most reputed terroirs of this cru (where you also find François Voyer, and you’re only 2 kilometers away from Juillac-Le-Coq (Jean Fillioux).
Colour: Amber, gold lights. Irregular (very) heavy tears
Nose: Very heady fruity scents at first. Quite camphory too. Spicy-tea-ish notes on verbena and nutmeg. Strong cooked vegetables notes (pumpkin, carrot, leek), enhanced by honeyed notes of candied cedar. A tad of young melon scents too underlined by reasonable tannins.
Mouth: Wow. Oily texture carrying an aromatic bomb. Still some delicious cooked vegetable notes seasoned with a strong herbs infusion on well-cooked rosemary and tarragon. Heavy licorice syrup aftertaste. Astringent oaky tones on burnt wood and roasted hazelnut. Maybe a little too much astringence, even if it remains very drinkable.
Last Notes: I added two tears of water for the end of this tasting session, thinking it could help a bit. Great flowery notes arise now on juniper and lavender. Nice spicy tones of ras-al-anouth and black pepper. Tannins strike back on linseed oil and rotten wood, but you also find some fruitiness on raisins and blackberry stew. Heavy plums liquor aromas on the palate. Atypical mouth length on tawny port wine notes and chestnut oil dryness. It ends on nutmeg and yuzu juice.
Well, not the kind of cognac for all palates. Quite « intellectual » (like the Oleron N°90, maybe more) as this Grosperrin Grande Champagne N°90 requires a lot of attention and probably some various point of comparison to understand it at its fullest. A young G.C, but it’s seems quite difficult to say if it reached its maturity yet. A little of dilution makes sense with this kind of cognac in my humble opinion.
My very subjective note: 88/100