THE 40 YEAR OLD

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Composed of Grande Champagne cognacs from the period 1968-70, so somewhat older than 40 years of barrel age, but ideal to drink now.

The cask strength has naturally reduced to 48.4%.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Brownish gold with orange highlights. Intensely bright and clear.

NOSE

Dense and complex, opening with notes of candied orange peel, marzipan, vanilla cream, brioche and toast, leading into heady ‘rancio’.

PALATE

Powerful, deep and complex. Superb silky tannins, with hints of fresh hazelnut, beeswax and honey, melting into a long, clean and satisfying ‘rancio’.

OVERALL

A seamless harmony of nose and palate, with perfect balance between alcohol, tannin and body.

2016 RELEASE

A Limited Edition, only 188 bottles of 40 Year Old will be released in 2016.

ENJOYMENT

Definitely a cognac to savour neat, small sip by sip.

Prunier 40 Year Old cognac label

  • THE PHOTOGRAPH



    The House has withstood everything that Man and Nature have inflicted on it for over 500 years, but this long battle has left its mark on the building and nowhere more than on the extensive timberwork.

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    A window ledge on the façade at the top of the House

    The window ledge captured in this photograph by Julia Hasse is a silent witness to the sufferings of the Old House over time

    As I was opening a window, a ray of morning sunshine lit up the ledge, revealing its hidden beauty. I was fascinated by the textures carved into the wood by centuries of weathering and by the richness of the colours.
    - Julia Hasse

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