THE 20 YEAR OLD

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The only one of the eight cognacs in the range which is neither Grande and /or Petite Champagne based, so a good opportunity to quell the myth than only Champagne cognacs age really well!

Composed of eaux-de-vie from the early to mid-90s with a majority of Fins Bois, still lying in barrel.

Carefully and slowly reduced to 40%.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Brilliant, brown-tinged gold.

NOSE

Developing the classic charentais ‘rancio’, with notes of walnut, fresh hazelnut, mushroom-covered forest-floor, leather, Virginia tobacco and nutmeg. Somewhat spicy.

PALATE

The opening is well-balanced, elegant and clean, leading into a long finish of subtle tannins with hints of ‘rancio’.

OVERALL

Pleasing harmony of nose and palate. Delicate flavours in a cognac marrying complexity with finesse.

 

 

ENJOYMENT

Most people will prefer to drink it neat, but a drop of spring water will help open up the nose and flavours.

Prunier 20 Year Old cognac label

  • THE PHOTOGRAPH



    Built long before the infamous ‘Window Tax’ was introduced in France in 1798, the House has a generous number of exquisite leaded windows, making it a bright and comfortable residence.

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    A leaded window pane from a first floor room

    With their subtly coloured glasses, they allow ample light to enter while providing complete privacy from outside. The fascinating geometry of these works of art is the subject of this photograph by Julia Hasse :

    In the House on a crisp, sunny winter morning, I caught the magnificent light shining through the stained glass windows. It brought the glass to life, revealing every subtle detail and nuance of colour.
    - Julia Hasse

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