Tasted – Juin 2012
93 | COGNAC GROSPERRIN
AL – Medium to deep golden colour; on the nose there is roasted nuts, fine wood and damp tobacco; it shows an intense palate, very fine grip and persistent as well as complex flavours, deep and profound with a very long finish.
MdM – Dark amber colour. Nose with balmy character, dried apricots, vanilla and mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with good length.
91,5 | COGNAC GROSPERRIN
AL – Medium to deep golden colour: very elegant nose, fruity and vinous with honey, glazed fruit, vanilla and pralines. The taste is intense and rich with lingering flavours, nutty and almond like notes with splendid length.
MdM – Almost dark amber colour. Aromas rather restrained reminiscent of vanilla and “crème brûlée”, dried apricots and candied orange peel. On the palate sweet impression with rather restrained aromas and great length.
86 | COGNAC GROSPERRIN
AL – Medium deep golden colour: aromatic with notes of Muscat, almond, flower and honey. Quite alcoholic, seems rather young with some woody notes on the finish.
MdM – Dark golden yellow. Aromas reminiscent of hazelnuts and nougat, fresh grapes – rather discreet character. On the palate quite firm structure, alcohol still present, cask strength character.
86,5 | COGNAC GROSPERRIN
AL – Medium golden colour: the wine gives a youthful impression with hints of grapes, yellow fruit, almond and wood. Rich and warm palate, but not yet quite complex, medium to long finish.
MdM – Dark golden colour with amber hue. Elegant nose with aromas reminiscent of hazelnuts, tones of dried fruit and slightly mineral. On the palate medium density and length.
86 | LE ROCH LA GABARE
AL – Medium to deep golden colour – far lighter than most others; fruitier nose, candied orange, spices and cedar wood; quite elegant palate with less wood and drier finish.
MdM – Golden yellow. Clean nose with discreet fruit, pear and a touch of vanilla as well as fresh hazelnuts, On the palate well balanced with a slightly rustic finish, but appealing with some elegant aromas.