Staff Pick: Brian Bock - Wine Scout
I am a bourbon enthusiast and carefully pick other bottles for my liquor cabinet. This Cognac has all the bold flavors I look for on a cold night while still being extremely easy drinking. I always have a bottle on hand and recommend you do as well.
Often it’s impossible to drill the history of a centuries-old estate down to just a few words. Early this year we had the opportunity to visit the legendary chateau in Segonzac called Fontpinot, which sits in a small dale among the Ugni Blanc planted throughout the lush hillside vineyards of Grande Champagne. The château is home to Cognac Frapin, which has been growing grapes for the purpose of Cognac distillation since 1270. Their cellars are covered in cobwebs (spiders are great for the environment), and house thousands of barrels of aging brandy. Here you will find some demijohns of aged spirit older than the state of California. It is a special place, and we were able to secure an exclusive bottling of one of the best brandies we’ve tasted from the estate just for you!