Frapin, Cuvée Rabelais, Grande Champagne, Cognac (40%)

Frapin, Cuvée Rabelais, Grande Champagne, Cognac (40%)

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Frapin, Cuvée Rabelais, Grande Champagne, Cognac (40%)

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An exceptional bottle for the truly discerning, Frapin’s new Cuvée Rabelais is yet another example of the masterful Cognac-making that has happened here for generations. This is assembled from Cognacs distilled over many decades, resulting in a truly symphonic achievement by their unwaveringly brilliant cellar master Patrice Piveteau. 
The nose is headily rich with musk-laden floral notes and exquisite oak. The fruit flavours here are a beguiling combination of the succulent, over-ripe, plumply macerated and sensitively dried. Supporting this luscious cornucopia is whisper-soft tannin and a goose-bump-inducing finish befitting such venerable liquid. Drink this surrounded by the things you treasure most. 
Rob Whitehead, Spirits Buyer, BBR Spirits (Feb 2022)

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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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