It was Claude Burnez, the Grandfather of the current generation, who had the idea of selecting exceptional stocks of Cognac and ageing them in government supervised cellars. This allows Prunier to produce and prove specific age-statement Cognacs.
Quality control for the 20 years old is severely strict, only the most impeccable batches are chosen to one day become the 20 year old. Given that each 20 year old batch is unique the consumer will find distinctive differences between batches from different years.
Currently the 20 Years Old is a blend of two Cognacs from the Fins Bois area of production from the harvest years dating 1996 and 1992.
Brand & Family History
Since 1769 the House of Prunier has been part of the local and global history of Cognac.
The oldest traces of the family go back to 1701, when the family worked with local growers as wholesalers. After being inspired to create their own brand, the first “Prunier” bottles appear in 1769.
Jean Prunier built the first of many cellars in 1850 within the Cognac region, where they still stand to this day. Now Prunier has expanded to yet more facilities such as their cellars in the village of Gimeax, known for their ideal location for the ageing of Cognac.
Since the beginning, the original premises have been watching over each generation. One after the other, playing their part and leaving behind their own heritage in the form of the Vintages that Prunier exclusively reserves.
Opening aromas are very fine with orange peel, cedar, almond, linden flower.
The palate is full of beautiful, natural tannins of old oak combining with the aromas and a distinctive hazelnut flavour.
A long and gentle finish leaving you only wanting another sip.