In a nutshell: A complex, silky and floral VSOP Cognac which is emblematic of the Frapin House style.
The lowdown: This classic pale VSOP Cognac is made from fruit coming exclusively from their superior Grande Champagne vineyards.
Its deep amber colour and silky vanilla aromas are a result of the lengthy period spent in Limousin oak barrels. It also has distinctive fruity orange and floral notes which follow on to the palate and lead up to the lengthy finish which is marked with hints of spicy cinnamon and black pepper. In its distinctive bottle it exudes an air of understated quality which a is a hallmark of this historic Cognac house.
Frapin are one of the older Cognac houses with a history that can be traced back as far as 1270 and with the house is still owned being owned by a descendant of the founder they're an amazingly long standing family concern. After starting out as winegrowers they soon settled on distilling which was to make their name. They're fortunate to own 240 hectares of vineyards surrounding their home at Château Fontpinot in the village of Segonzac. All their vines are in the zone classified as Grande Champagne which are considered the best sites of the entire region. All of their Cognacs, including their wonderful 'Trésors du Château' range of aged and vintage Cognacs are made entirely on the estate.