Prunier Bottle Catalog (last updated: Dec 14, 2019)

274 bottles, but still not complete (only half bottles and up)

Introduction

Prunier is a very old and respected cognac firm. They started their busines in La Rochelle around 1700 as wholesalers, but only since 1769 they began selling cognacs using their own name. In 1850 they moved to Cognac.
As their emblem they have ‘La Vieille Maison’ or ‘La Maison de la Lieutenance’, the oldest existing house in the city of Cognac. This house is in their possession since 1971, but they knew the owners and were allowed to use the house as an emblem on their bottles long before they actually bought the house.
Another trademark that is often used is shown here.
Most of their production consists of blends, but they also have made quite a few vintage cognacs.

Contents:

1. No age qualification
2. Stars
3. De Luxe
4. Special Selection
5. VS
6. Hostellerie
7. VSOP
8. Special Reserve
9. Napoléon
10. XO
11. Réserve of the Prunier Family
12. Extra
13. Tres Vieile Grande Champagne
14. Patriarche
15. Vintage
16. Luxe decanters
17. Limited
— 17a. X years old
— 17b. Axel Gay
— 17c. Other
— 17d. Porcelain and figurines
18. Magnums

1. No Age Qualification

70cl Fine Cognac

2. Stars

With a recycling symbol on the capsule

3. De Luxe

35cl flask

4. Special Selection

750ml 700ml Asian import 75cl 75cl, different colour label

5. VS

70cl 75cl stated below 750ml 40%ALC/VOL stated With a number on the glass below the capsule No number, different colour of label

6. Hostellerie

est. 1940-50s Same as previous but with a paper duty seal and a metal head seal (end 1940s) With Produce of France stated in the lower left; colour of glass is less green Icelandic import (40-50s)

75cl, Hostellerie printed on a dark band; est 1950-60s, Italian import 75cl, Hostellerie printed on a dark band; est 1950-60s, Italian import; with a stamp on the label and no duty seal on top Different colour cap and Produce of France stated

The 'maison' is printed in colour (1970s); cognac in white letters on a black band and hostellerie in red 40GL stated on the lower left 70cl stated on the upper right; Mexican import

 

7. VSOP

VSOP, Réserve de la Maison 700ml Asian import 700ml Asian import, with golden bands on the capsule 70cl 700ml Asian import; content stated on the back 70cl carafe

ABV and content stated high on the label 70cl Sélection de la Famille; 40%vol stated INH 0.70L Sélection de la Famille. ALC.GEH 40% stated 0.70L Sélection de la famille, fine cognac; imported by Colruyt, Belgium (1980s) 0.70L Sélection de la famille, fine cognac; imported by Colruyt, Belgium; different capsule 75cl Cognac fine champagne 70CL Sélection de la famille, fine cognac 70cl fine cognac

70cl 70cl with a paper duty seal on top 750ml stated 70cl grande champagne cognac

No content or abv stated and no cru mentioned two lines of text below VSOP: cognac grande champagne one line of text below VSOP: cognac grande champagne two lines of text below VSOP: cognac grande champagne; 40%ALC/VOL stated One line of text below VSOP: cognac grande champagne; different colour of label and box

70cl VSOP cognac 70cl VSOP grande champagne cognac 70cl VSOP grande champagne cognac; number on the bottle at the heel

VSOP Descanso  Organic VSOP, fins bois

8. Special Reserve

30 YO special reserve Special Reserve Borderies

9. Napoléon

0.70L stated (est 1980s) Produce of France stated on the label (upper left); content not stated. Has a neck label with the old house on it; capsule a little different Produce of France stated; Asian import, content not stated Produce of France stated; Asian import, 700ml stated With 'La Vieille Maison' depicted; Fine Champagne stated below the label; Asian import, 700ml

No text on gray area of label Asian text on gray area 700ml, imported by Le Classique, Singapore No gray area at lower side of the label Bands on the capsule are not gold coloured, but greyish

700ml stated; clear glass Asia text underneath 40%vol and 70cl stated, Asian import 70cl, Asian text underneath

Higher and less wide bottle

With an Asian sticker on the neck Asian import, 700ml stated on the back 40% and 70cl stated on the front; Asian import

Grande Napoleon

10. XO

XO , Reserve of the Prunier Family, very old cognac petite fine champagne; content not stated. No text on the back. 700ml XO , Reserve of the Prunier Family; Asian import XO, Reserve of the Prunier Family, without the filigrane; Asian import, 0.70L 700ml XO Cuvée Royale, fine cognac XO, Cuvée Royale, Fine Cognac; 70cl stated XO, Cuvée Royale, Grande Fine Cognac; look how the the filigrane gets lost; 0.7L stated on the back XO, Cuvée Royale, Grande Fine Cognac; no filigrane and less adorned neck; 0.7L stated on the back Sticker on the front, Asian import with a different back label XO, Cuvée Royale, Grande Fine Cognac; no filigrane and even less adorned neck XO Cuvée Royale grande fine cognac with an Asian sticker on te neck; 700ml stated on the back 70cl 750ml

70cl XO 70cl XO Tres Vieille Grande Champagne 750ml, US import 40%alc/vol stated and 75cl; top lines in different order and no XO on the shoulder 40%alc/vol stated and 750ml; different capsule with the old house in red 40%vol stated and 750ml With a duty seal on top

35cl XO, Asian import 35cl XO Extra, Asian import

  70cl Carafe 70cl Asian import (click to see back side) XO grande champagne 70cl XO grande champagne 75cl XO grande champagne 750ml

70cl XO

70cl, Appellation Cognac Controlée 70cl Grande Champagne

11. Réserve of the Prunier Family

In the blob is the family crest; Old Pale Fine Champagne; 68cl 24 fl ozs and 70 proof stated Very Superior Old Pale; shoulder blob with 'grande fine champagne'; 25 fl ozs and 70 proof stated Old Pale Grande Fine Champagne; shoulder blob with 'grande fine champagne'; 68cl 40%vol stated

Family Reserve, Fine Cognac shoulder blob with XO; 68cl 40%vol stated Family Reserve, Appellation Grande Champagne Controlée; shoulder blob with 'grande champagne' and with the house; 68cl 40%vol stated Family Reserve, Fine Cognac; shoulder blob with the house on it; 70cl 40%vol stated Family Reserve, Fine Cognac; shoulder blob with the house on it; 70cl 40%vol stated in smaller letters and a bit lower Family Reserve, Grande Champagne Appellation Controlée; shoulder blob with the house on it; 750ml and alc40%vol stated; US import Family Reserve, Grande Champagne Appellation Controlée; shoulder blob with the house on it; 750ml and alc40%vol stated, but a bit higher; US import Half bottle

Family Reserve, Fine Cognac; 70cl and 40%vol stated Same as previous bottle (the darker emblem is probably a light effect; this bottle has a number on the glass below the capsule Family Reserve, Grande Champagne Appellation Controlée; 750cl and alc40%vol stated Family Reserve, Fine Cognac; 70cl and 40%vol stated; capsule with an autograph on it 700ml Asian import

On top it says 'Prunier's'; Reserve of the Prunier Family, Fine Cognac; 70cl stated on the lower left On top it says 'Prunier's'; Reserve of the Prunier Family, Fine Cognac; Asian import 350ml Asian import

12. Extra

13. Très Vieille Grande Champagne

1970-80s, 70cl 1980s, 70cl Belgian import 

14. Patriarche

 1960s Reserve de la Vieille Maison, 50 years old; 4/5 quart and 84 proof stated

15. Vintage

1820-1941:

1829 Fine Champagne 1865 Réserve 1893 1914, Fine Chagnaud 1929 grande champagne 1929 grande champagne, with a wax cap 1941 grande champagne

Series: ‘Réserve de la Vieille Maison’, 1900-1931:

1900 Réserve de la Vieille Maison 1914 Réserve de la Vieille Maison  1916 Réserve de la Vieille Maison 1916 Réserve de la Vieille Maison, without ABV or content stated 1928 Réserve de la Vieille Maison 1928 Réserve de la Vieille Maison, white and bronze capsule 1930 Réserve de la Vieille Maison 1931 Réserve de la Vieille Maison

Series ‘Vintage’ 1967-1996:

1967 Vintage grande champagne 1968 Vintage fins bois 1968 Vintage petite champagne 1968 Vintage petite champagne, different colour of capsule 1969 Vintage fins bois 1969 Vintage grande champagne 1970 Vintage petite champagne 1971 Vintage petite champagne 1973 Vintage grande champagne 1973 Vintage petite champagne 1974 Vintage fins bois 1975 Vintage borderies 1975 Vintage borderies, red capsule 1975 Vintage grande champagne 1976 Vintage grande champagne 1977 Vintage borderies 1977 Vintage fins bois 1977 Vintage petite champagne 1977 petite champagne, different colour of capsule 1978 Vintage borderies 1978 Vintage grande champagne 1979 Vintage petite champagne 1979 Vintage petite champagne 1980 Vintage petite champagne 1981 Vintage grande champagne 1981 grande champagne, different colour of capsule 1982 Vintage grande champagne 1985 Vintage fins bois 1986 Vintage fins bois 1986 Vintage petite champagne 1988 Vintage petite? champagne 1988 Vintage grande champagne 1989 grande champagne 1989 grande champagne, different colour of capsule 1989 petite champagne 1991 Vintage petite champagne 1994 Vintage fins bois 1996 Vintage fins bois

Series with emblem of the house on the glass, 1967-1996:

1967 Vintage grande champagne 1978 Vintage borderies 1989 Vintage grande champagne 1996 Vintage fins bois

Series with waxed cap and rope on top:

1900 grande champagne, bottled for VIP clients in Taiwan 1917 petite champagne 1946 grande champagne 1956 grande champagne 1958 grande champagne

Two solitaires:

1950 Réserve petite champagne 

16. Luxe decanters

Vintage 1920

50cl Napoléon Mélodie 50cl Napoleon Mélodie, Japanese import 50cl XO Mélodie

Très Vieille Grande Champagne, 'Fait main' Cristallerie Hartzviller; 700ml Très Vieille Grande Champagne, 'Fait main' Cristallerie Hartzviller, hanging card is a little different; 700ml Très Vieille Grande Champagne, 'Fait main' Cristallerie Hartzviller, hanging card with XO on it; 700ml Très Vieille Grande Champagne, Cristallerie Hartzviller; 75cl Italian import Très Vieille Grande Champagne, two stickers: 'Fait main' and Cristallerie Hartzviller; 700ml Très Vieille Grande Champagne, only one sticker: 'Fait main'; 0.70L stated on the hanging card

75cl Très Vieille Grande Champagne, Baccarat 75cl Très Vieille Grande Champagne, Baccarat (1959) 0.75L Très Vieille Grande Champagne Extra Old, Kaspar; different model of bottle  Vieille Grande Champagne Extra Old; different foot; 70cl XO 1993

Très Vieille Grande Champagne, Extra Old 84cl XO (est 1997) 70cl grande champagne, précieuse 50cl Prestige Alamibique Classique (1959) Claire (2016) Prunier Mandarin Ducks

1930 vintage, St. Louis cristal St. Louis cristal 1920 vintage, St. Louis cristal; different foot 1930 vintage, St. Louis cristal

17. Limited

17a. X years old

– 10 years:

– 20 years (from 1968 on Prunier has produced a 20 years old on a yearly basis):

20 years old fins bois, 70cl; with a autograph on the capsule 20 years old fins bois, 70cl 20 years old petite champagne, 70cl 20 years old petite champagne, 750ml  20 years old, no cru stated, no content stated on the front; 70cl; no text or house on the capsule 20 years old, no cru stated, an autograph on the capsule; 70cl stated on the right 20 years old, no cru stated, an autograph on the capsule; 70cl stated on the right; with a number on the glass just below the capsule 20 years old, no cru stated, a red house on the capsule; 70cl stated on the left; with a number on the glass just below the capsule 20 years old, fins bois

– series from 2019:

17b. Axel Gay

Cap has an autograph and shoulder of bottle has a different shape 

17c. Others

Grande champagne, cask strenght Said to be Très Vieille Grande Champagne; made for Danish market

17d. Porcelain and figurines

70cl XO, blue porcelain 70cl XO, red porcelain 70cl Galleon, Extra 70cl Extra XO 380ml Napoleon cognac

18. Magnums

1.5L, probably 3 stars 1.5L VSOP 1.5L VSOP 1.5L VSOP, Sélection de la Famille 1.5L 10 years old

 


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