About this SPIRIT
The Frapin family can trace their roots in the Cognac region to 1210. They began as vine-growers, and then began distilling their own spirits. Frapin is now in the enviable position of being the largest single-estate in the Grande Champagne region of Cognac, with generations of experience and tradition on which to draw. In early 2007, Jean-Pierre Cointreau took over the running of the business.
The estate covers 300ha of vineyards, officially listed as Premier Grand Cru du Cognac. Two hundred hectares are planted to Ugni Blanc. The soil here is identical to that found in Reims - crumbly, chalky, hence the area's name 'Grande Champagne'.
Frapin is renowned for its intense, wonderfully balanced and flavoursome cognacs. These are rich, long-lived spirts that display extraordinary complexity of aroma and depth of flavour. Each individual spirit is left to mature to its own optimum condition. The fairly small scale of production also allows the family to hold generous stocks of mature spirits.
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Frapin Extra comes exclusively from a blend of very old Cognacs drawn from the family reserve. The colour is mahogany with coppery glints, the nose is extremely fine and complex, with a subtle scent of cedar and cigar box. These aromas are particular to very old Cognacs. Every mouthful exudes class, with a rich and intense delivery with echoes of cinnamon, orange peel, dry apricotand fruit cake. This is a must-have for Cognac collectors... or those who know how to appreciate a fine cognac!
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