A Borderies Cognac dating back to 1928
One part of Jean Grosperrin’s historic Cognac de Collection is the Grosperrin Borderies No.28 Cognac. A very old Cognac, the story behind these casks is particularly fascinating. It was bought from a widow and winemaker in the Borderies region who had been in the village of Burie since 1930. At almost 100 years old, it is a very fine Cognac descending from a terroir with an exceptional reputation for fine Cognac. With only a few precious hectoliters left, the family heirs today take the greatest care to preserve this unique heritage in the depths of their Paradis cellars. This particular Cognac has a wonderful rancio and harnesses spicy notes of turmeric and candied ginger.
The Borderies No.28 Cognac has an interesting story behind it forming part of the Cognac de Collection at Grosperrin. An 80-year-old couple sold the barrels to Jean in 1992, while his father-in-law had been a distiller and winegrower. Each year, he would give his children one or two barrels of the Cognac from that year, and it was these very casks that were sold to Jean Grosperrin years later. The cask of this very Cognac had been stored in a tiny cellar with no electricity, and had never been topped up after a large amount had evaporated! After 40 years they were only left with around 120 liters of the original 350-400 liters. It is for this reason that the remaining spirit has been guarded carefully and maintained to the highest of standards by the grandson of the Grosperrin Maison who operates 30 hectares on two small properties.
Invite your senses on a journey through the history of this independent Cognac brand. Read more about the unique Borderies terroir here on our blog.
Bottled at 52.8% ABV, the decanter is slim with a look of hand-blown glass, with a wooden stopper. It also arrives in a light colored wooden box. Grosperrin never adds sugar or caramel coloring to their Cognacs.
Grosperrin Borderies No.28 Cognac Awards and Accreditations
Rated 90 points by WhiskeyFun, 2017.
How to serve
Enjoy this Cognac neat, and witness as history unfolds, tantalizing your senses.
About Grosperrin Cognac
This relatively new, independent cognac house was created in 1992 and the brand named after its founder. The actual name of the cognac house is La Gabare and it is one of the few independent houses left in the region of Cognac. A family run firm, La Gabare is all about creating and marketing the finest of old cognacs. They do this under two brand names – Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin and Le Roch.
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