VINTAGE 1967 GRANDE CHAMPAGNE

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From the commune of Verrières to the south-west of Segonzac, on the right bank of the River Né, this cognac was aged at the property in a cool, damp cellar with a beaten earth floor.

It was placed in old barrels from the moment of its distillation.

Bottled at 52.8% abv.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Brilliant, shining amber.

NOSE

A rich ‘rancio’, showing in particular delicate aromas of dried fruit, walnut and hazelnut, on a background of licorice and mild tobacco. Pleasingly complex and finely balanced.

PALATE

Powerful, abundant and complex, in which notes of blackcurrant, cedarwood, almond, walnut and vanilla dominate. Excellent length in the finish.

OVERALL

The 1967 harvest is generally considered to have been average at best, but this cognac - now approaching 50 years old - stands out as one of the rare true successes of that vintage.

2016 RELEASE

A Limited Edition, only 72 bottles of the Grande Champagne 1967 will be put on the market in 2016.

ENJOYMENT

As with all old and above standard strength spirits, we recommend that the cognac be poured well before drinking and the glass swirled to increase aeration, allowing the full panoply of flavours to reveal themselves.

Prunier 1967 Grande Champagne vintage cognac label

  • IT HAPPENED IN 1967


    UK: The Beatles release 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', their eighth album, described by TIME magazine as "a historic departure in the progress of music".

    USA

    Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the US Army to fight in Vietnam, saying "I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong". He is immediately stripped of his World Heavyweight Boxing title.

    UK

    Francis Chichester arrives in Plymouth after sailing Gypsy Moth IV for 226 days in the first true single-handed circumnavigation of the globe.

    BOLIVIA

    Che Guevara, the Cuban/international Marxist revolutionary, is captured and executed. The photograph of him by Alberto Korda became a worldwide symbol of rebellion.

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Christiaan Barnard performs the first heart transplant on Louis Washkansky using the heart of Denise Darvall, a young woman who had died of brain damage. Washkansky survived for 18 days.

    FRANCE: The first prototype supersonic Concorde is ceremonially rolled out in December in Toulouse in front of 1,100 guests, but it will not fly for another 15 months.

    NIGERIA

    The Nigerian Civil War, pitting Nigeria against the secessionis state of Biafra, breaks out. It would last 2 and half years, causing up to 3 millions deaths, mostly from famine in Biafra.

    USA

    The US Supreme Court invalidates state laws prohibiting interracial marriage in the Loving v. Virginia case.

    CHINA

    China detonates its first hydrogen bomb in Xinjiang province, becoming the world's fourth thermonucler power after after United States, Soviet Union and the United Kingdom.

    WORLDWIDE

    'The Jungle Book', the final film in which Walt Disney was involved before his death, is the highest grossing film of the year with almost $200 million.

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