Aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for at least 30 years. Burnished amber with gold highlights. Like all very old cognacs the first nose is a little closed, but swirling the glass will reveal notes of menthol, leather, candied fruits, walnuts, dark chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Creamy tannins melt into the voluptuous, clean nose. ‘Rancio’ dominated by vanilla and tobacco as the cognac warms up. Satisfyingly complete. The well-rounded power of the Grande Champagne characterizes the opening notes, with a delightful elegance and floral finesse. Further notes of archetypal ‘rancio’, fresh hazelnuts, dark chocolate and toffee follow into an exceptionally long finish.
e Extra quality cognac, made from very old Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, is one of the key signatures of Maison Prunier. The base of this cognac, made of 60-year-old eaux-de-vie and aged in a wet cellar, has remained unchanged for three generations. The successive winemakers, all members of the family, knew how to bring a personal touch while respecting the natural, round and complex nature of this great cognac. Composed only of Grande Champagne, it hosts eaux-de-vie whose average age is around 45 years. On old cognacs, the Grande Champagne expresses a dimension that is difficult to find in our other regions of production: this cognac expresses our concept of quality carried by time, power in finesse.