Many of the commercial bottlings of Cognac on the market today are made from a blend of hundreds of different eaux de vies from numerous producers around the region. So, we were thrilled when we heard about this unique, single-estate Grande Champagne Cognac. We literally jumped at the opportunity to taste it and were not disappointed. Aromas of dried flowers, Black Mission figs and baking spice pop while waves of citrus and sweet oak coat the palate and blend harmoniously into the long, luxurious finish. Cognacs of this caliber and pedigree are becoming harder and harder to find. Grab a bottle or two now while you still can!
The Frapin family has called the area of Charentes in southwest France home since 1270, and this centuries-old dynasty releases only estate-produced and bottled Cognac of the highest caliber. Unlike most commercial bottlings of Cognac that blend various eau de vies from numerous producers, the Frapin's do everything "in house." Their 741 acres of land within Cognac allows them to apply the most exacting standards of quality to the entire process, from harvesting the fruit from their estate vineyards, to distilling, aging and bottling the finished spirit in the Château. With an average barrel age of 18-20 years, the result is Cognac that is the epitome of excellence. One sip and we know you'll agree.