The House of Prunier specialises in the art of ageing and blending, carefully source grapes directly from winegrowers and distillers all over Cognac, enabling them to select the best vintages from any cru.
Jean Burnez, essentially the great grandfather of the current generation, is responsible for blending this new product line. Prunier Très Vielle Grande Champagne Cognac symbolises the pinnacle of the Prunier range. Though the vast majority of the liquid is very old Cognac from humid and cool cellars, each master blender adds their own personal touch. Jean’s son, Claude, developed a heavier style with greater emphasis on wood, while Claude’s son and current master blender, Stéphane, prefers a lighter, more modern style of Cognac with a greater focus on the Eaux de Vie.
Throughout these evolutions, the Très Vielle Grande Champagne will remain the signature blend of Maison Prunier and the master blender of that particular generation.
• Initially, the aromas are very closed and subtle.
• Giving your Cognac a slight swirl will reveal notes of leather, candied fruits, walnuts and dark chocolate.
• With further inspection and more time, the bouquet of fragrances open further releasing hints of vanilla and tobacco.
• Sipping will allow you to taste a delightful floral elegance, balanced against stronger flavours of hazelnuts, dark chocolate and toffee.
• This gradually fades away into a long and pleasant finish.
As you can see from the tasting notes, this product is best enjoyed neat. Sip slowly to reveal a taste sensation, bespoke to the master blender.