THE 60 YEAR OLD

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Another 100% Petite Champagne. From the mid-50’s and showing all the signs of ideal ageing conditions in a cool, damp cellar.

Down to 45.4% entirely naturally, still in wood.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Brilliant, pale gold.

NOSE

Fleshy and creamy, promising a supple, round palate. Good acidity bringing out spicy, white pepper notes, nutmeg and hazelnut, combined with beeswax and old leather. A secondary nose hints at citrus fruit with walnut undertones.

PALATE

Fleshy, creamy attack and voluptuous body coming from distillation on the lees. Powerful secondary palate, with great length and suppleness. The nose aromas are all here, with the added signature of walnut husk, typical of the finest ‘rancios’.

OVERALL

A classic, grand old cognac.

2016 RELEASE

A necessarily Limited Edition, only 88 bottles of 60 Year Old will be put on the market in 2016.

ENJOYMENT

For maximum enjoyment, drink this cognac neat and allow the cognac to breathe for several minutes and open up fully by gently swirling the glass.

Prunier 60 Year Old cognac label

  • THE PHOTOGRAPH



    The upper floors and cellar of the House are reached by the original 15th century spiral stone staircase. Each of the 68 steps is carved from a single block, a work of enormous precision by the mediaeval stonemasons.

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    A section of the spiral stone staircase seen from below

    Winding clockwise – thereby ensuring that invading attackers, most likely right-handed, are disadvantaged when wielding a sword – the mesmerising swirl of the staircase seen from below inspired this photograph by Julia Hasse :

    I found an exquisite beauty in this fan-shaped carving, with its subtle gradient of colours and the way the stone captures the light to reveal all its nuances. It is sheer perfection in craftsmanship.
    - Julia Hasse

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