THE 80 YEAR OLD

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Just two cognacs here. Both from the Grande Champagne, the base is a 1928 with the addition of a little 1920 to further enhance the aromatic range.

Both are now held in glass to prevent further evaporation (the blend is at just 40.8%) but were only recently removed from wood.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Shiny golden brown with coppery-gold highlights.

NOSE

Full of finesse, with dried fruit notes and a powerful ‘rancio’ dominated by walnut, bitter almond, mint and nutmeg all adding to the astonishing liveliness.

PALATE

Full, round and elegant, with all the power of the Grande Champagne. Extraordinary length with pleasingly soft tannins and a powerful ‘rancio’ notes of walnut and liquorice.

OVERALL

All the hallmarks of the premier cru of cognac, flattering both nose and palate with its lively old age.

2016 RELEASE

An extremely Limited Edition, only 28 bottles of 80 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 80 Year Old cognac label

  • THE PHOTOGRAPH



    The House has been home to many occupants over more than five centuries as a private house, seat of government, hostelry and craftsman’s workshop.

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    The rope handrail winding up the spiral stone staircase

    Nowhere is this long and busy history more apparent than in the staircase, with its deeply worn stone steps and shiny stair rope, featured in this photograph by Julia Hasse:

    Sunlight flooding the staircase revealed the charming union of stone, iron and rope. By playing with perspective, I wanted to capture the simple beauty of their subtle colours and the harmony of the contrasting textures.
    - Julia Hasse

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