Cognac Prunier is releasing eight guaranteed age statements from 10 to 80 years old - a first in the world of cognac - reserved exclusively for the travelling connoisseur.
A fine example of a distinctly ‘masculine’ cognac, aged in old oak casks. Carefully reduced to 40% to be 'accessible' for the enjoyment of a wider audience.
Pleasing harmony of nose and palate. Delicate flavours in a cognac marrying complexity with finesse. Like the 10 year old, this has been gradually reduced to standard drinking strength.
This is a rare opportunity to discover an alternative approach to cognac, compared to the traditional commercial
appellations such as VS (legal minimum two years), VSOP legal minimum four years) or XO and Extra (legal minimum six years).
In keeping with our commitment to present the most natural cognacs possible, all eight are guaranteed to be free of colouring, sugar and le boisé (added wood extract), although these are permitted, so the spirit can be enjoyed exactly as it left the barrel.
A wonderfully natural cognac with minimal wood, left to its own devices for 30 years in perfect ageing conditions. As a result, it has an unusually pale golden hue for its age. Bottled at cask strength.
A seamless harmony of nose and palate, with perfect balance between alcohol, tannin and body. Bottled at natural cask strength.
This is a fine specimen of its age and provenance. Deliciously long. A handsome cognac. Bottled at cask strength for an authentic cognac experience.
French law requires that flawless documentation tracing the origin and subsequent ageing of a cognac be available in order to claim a specific age on the label. With stocks of old eaux-de-vie laid down over many generations of the Prunier family, the authenticity of these cognacs can be verified in the registers at our offices in Cognac. In each case, the statement of age refers to the youngest cognac in the blend.
A classic, grand old cognac, bottled at cask strength and extremely lively for its age.
A huge, muscular cognac. Undoubtedly the most powerful of the range both on nose and palate. Completely natural, as it left the barrel.
All the hallmarks of the premier cru of cognac, flattering both nose and palate with its lively old age. After 80 years it has still not quite reached 40%.
"We are a very small company and perhaps make our cognac in old-fashioned ways," says President and Master Blender Stéphane Burnez. "But we have a lot of experience in age statements and vintages and believe in being different.
"We like to let the origin and age of our products shine through, rather than reducing everything to VS, VSOP, XO and so on. We hope therefore that lovers of high quality aged spirits will enjoy discovering this collection, showcasing the full potential of some of the finest eaux-de-vie from the Cognac region."
Further age expressions are planned
Our initial range of eight Age Statement cognacs from 10 to 80 years old in 10 year increments was conceived to show the evolution of cognac aromas and flavours over time, using eaux-de-vie we consider outstanding examples of their particular age.
But within Prunier's extensive stocks of aged cognac are many fine eaux-de-vie which offer the chance to sample other ages, such as 12 year old, 15, 17, 18, 21, 25 and so forth, right up to 75 year old and potentially even beyond.
Should you wish to enquire about the availability of other age statements generally, or about specific ages, please contact us either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or using the contact form here.