A half bottle of 20 year old Frapin Cognac distilled in 1989. Starting as winegrowers in 1270, the Frapin family moved into distillation in due course. Based in Chateau Fontpinot in Segonzac, Frapin are one of the highly regarded producers in the region. This bottle is presented in a delightful leather case.
Frapin's excellent VIP XO cognac packaged up with a couple of stemmed glasses for elegant enjoyment. The decanter is reminiscent of the shape used in the 16th century and the stopper is 24 carat gold plated. This was the only cognac served on British Airways Concorde flights.
The third of Frapin's not-as-revolutionary-a-concept-as-they'd-like-you-to-think 'Multi Millesime' (multi-vintage) special cuvee bottlings and, while we might quibble about the concept, there's no arguing with the quality - these are spectacular cognacs. A triumph.
Frapin Cuvée 1888 honours company founder Piere Frapin, who in 1888 selected the cuvee that won a Gold Medal at the World Fair in Paris. Some of the cognacs used in the assemblage pre-date 1888, and a high proportion of the little-seen Folle Blanche grape is used. Presented in a crystal decanter with a spiral of gold thread and a 24-carat gold stopper, plus a gilded fob watch containing a block of Pierre Frapin perfume.
One of the largest and most impressive packages we have ever seen. Frapin's exquisite Cuvee Francois Rabelais cognac, a blend of pure Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, in a hanging, metal detailed carafe styled after a pocket watch. The cognac is stunning and the presentation second to none - a great collector's piece.