Prunier & Co J.

Cognac 1916 Prunier & Co J.

Vieux, Réserve

Provenance: Christies, 7/8/1999

Cognac 1916 Prunier & Co J. (4800)

70° proof. An extremely rare bottle of Prunier cognac. This cognac was produced during the Great War.

$ 1,799.00
Vintage 1916
Alcohol 40.0 %
Button No button
Classification Réserve
Fill level High shoulder
Maturation Vieux
Packaging No casing
Shape Normande
Size 70 cl


Renowned throughout the world, the production of Cognac has been regulated by its very own AOC since 1909. Only liqueurs from eaux-de-vie made from crus from the controlled appellation area of Cognac can be labelled as such. This liqueur must be distilled and aged on-site in compliance with authorised techniques: double distillation in a copper Charentais still, ageing in oak barrels for a set minimum ageing period.

A good Cognac is subjected to a complex manufacturing process. It is never made from the eau-de-vie of a single cru, but from a `marriage' of eaux-de-vie that vary in age and cru - some as old as a hundred. To establish the age of a Cognac, only the number of years spent in oak casks or barrels are taken into account. As soon as an eau-de-vie is decanted into a glass recipient, it ceases to age. The longer it is left to age, the more a Cognac gains in complexity, fragrance, aromas and taste (spiced, pepper and cinnamon flavours).

Please note that only Cognacs made exclusively from Petite and Grande Champagne (50% minimum) can use the "Fine Champagne" appellation.

Prunier & Co J.

Founded in 1701, Maison Prunier is one of the oldest cognac houses. Maison Prunier still belongs to the family. For ages the family has gained knowledge in terms of making blend. The motto of the house has always been the quality first and the respect of the "terroir".