Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne
Created by Jean Burnez, grandfather of the current President, in the early 1930s, the blend went by the name of ‘Patriarche’, befitting its character as a personal selection by the senior member of the family. While the base of very old cognacs aged in damp, cool cellars has remained unchanged over generations, each successive Master Blender has brought his personal touch to the final product with a small number of additional eaux-de-vie, while respecting the natural, rich and complex character of this great cognac. Jean’s son Claude developed a somewhat heavier style with a greater degree of wood, while Claude’s son and current master blender Stéphane prefers a slightly lighter, more modern style of cognac, with a little less oak, reflecting his wish to taste the eaux-de-vie rather than the barrels in which they have aged. Throughout these current and future evolutions, the Très Vieille Grande Champagne will remain one of the signature blends of Maison Prunier, a truly old and magnificent example of what the Cognac region’s premier cru is capable.