VINTAGE 1989 GRANDE CHAMPAGNE

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From a vineyard close to Segonzac on the Western side, towards Angeac-Champagne. It was aged at the property in old barrels from the outset, in a relatively cool and damp cellar.

Bottled at 46.9% abv.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Brownish gold with orange highlights – superb brilliance.

NOSE

Powerful and ‘masculine’, with dominant notes of tobacco, leather and cedarwood. A voluptuous nose, but not lacking in finesse.

PALATE

The opening is pleasingly round, developing the rich and powerful flavours found on the nose, as well as licorice, orange peel and almond notes.

OVERALL

A very distinctive cognac with the unmistakeable hallmark of the Segonzac vineyards.

2016 RELEASE

A Limited Edition, only 240 bottles of the Grande Champagne 1989 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 1989 Grande Champagne vintage cognac label

  • IT HAPPENED IN 1989


    FRANCE: On July 14 France celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution.

    JAPAN

    Nintendo release the Game Boy handheld video gaming device in April. When launched three months later in the US, the first milliion units sell out in just a few weeks.

    UK

    During the FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium, 96 fans are killed and 766 injured in a human crush, the worst stadium disaster in English sport.

    RUSSIA

    McDonald's begin construction of their first restaurant in the Soviet Union in Moscow.

    GERMANY

    Following massive protests the Berlin Wall is attacked and finally demolished, marking the beginning of the reunification of East and West Germany.

    USA: Intel release the 486 microprocessor, the first to use more than a million transistors, paving the way for a new generation of more powerful PCs.

    SWITZERLAND

    While working at the CERN physics laboratory, Tim Berners-Lee writes a paper entitled "Information Management: A Proposal", which would become the blueprint for the World Wide Web.

    SPACE

    NASA's Voyager 2 becomes the first spacecraft to observe the planet Neptune after a 12 year journey from Earth.

    WORLDWIDE

    'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' starring Harrison Ford is the biggest grossing film of the year with over $474 million.

    POLAND

    The 'Solidarity' labour union which became a political party wins power in the Polish legislative election, marking the beginning of anti-communist revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe.

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