VINTAGE 1996 FINS BOIS

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From the Aulnay area of the Charente Maritime to the North West of Cognac, this cognac has been in old barrels since distillation, in a cellar with a beaten earth floor.

An excellent demonstration of the finesse and elegance of which the Fins Bois are capable, contrasting with the usual perception of them as earthier, less refined cognacs.

Bottled at 49.5% abv.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Brilliant, yellow gold tinged with brown highlights.

NOSE

Fresh and supple, such as one would expect of a cognac less alcoholic than this. Virginia tobacco notes, with a touch of leather, acacia flowers and hints of creamy toffee.

PALATE

The attack is pleasingly elegant and precisely structured. Honey, beeswax and toffee notes dominate into a long and satisfying finish.

OVERALL

A handsome and distinguished Fins Bois, with an elegance that reveals a soil unusually rich in chalk for its growing area.

2016 RELEASE

A Limited Edition, only 360 bottles of the Fins Bois 1996 will be put on the market in 2016.

ENJOYMENT

As with all old and above standard strength spirits, we recommend that the cognac be poured well before drinking and the glass swirled to increase aeration, allowing the full panoply of flavours to reveal themselves.

Prunier 1996 Fins Bois vintage cognac label

  • IT HAPPENED IN 1996


    SCOTLAND: Dolly the sheep is born, becoming the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell.

    USA

    IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer defeats Garry Kasparov in the first of a six match chess series in Philadelphia, the first time a computer had beaten the reigning world champion.

    AUSTRALIA

    Tropical cyclone Olivia unleashes winds reaching 408 km/h on Barrow Island, Western Australia, the fastest ever recorded win that was not a tornado.

    WORLDWIDE

    'Macarena' is ranked by Billboard magazine as the No. 1 song of 1996.

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Ex-president F. W. de Klerk officially apologises for crimes committed during the Aparthied era.

    FRANCE: President Jacques Chirac says France will no longer test nuclear weapons, following international protests over a test on Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia.

    NEPAL

    Göran Kropp makes a solo ascent of Mount Everest without oxygen, having cycled to Nepal from Sweden, then cycles home again.

    WORLDWIDE

    Independence Day becomes 1996's highest-grossing film with over $817 million.

    UK

    Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, are divorced at the High Court of Justice.

    USA

    Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 3, beginning the first 'Browser War' with Netscape Navigator.

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