Strength: 40% ABV (80 PROOF) Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc (estate made in Grande Champagne). Age of Spirit: Minimum 15 years (legal minimum for XO is 10 years), no caramel additives.
Description: Produced by a Cognac house with expertise dating back to 1270, perfecting the process of Cognac production has been the house’s agenda for the past twenty-one generations. Impressive in its history, its brilliance also extends to its prestigious location residing in 300 hectares within the fine Grande Champagne region. It is this concoction of brilliance that results in specialty Cognac’s that master excellence effortlessly. No exception to that, Frapin 1270 Grande Champagne Cognac is an exceptional tribute to the house's impressive history.
The Frapin Cigar Blend Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac has been, as the name suggests, created specifically to pair with your favorite cigar. This XO quality, Grande Champagne Cognac is a single estate reserve, made from eaux-de-vie grown on the Frapin Estate. The Grande Champagne isn’t called the Premier Cru (1er Cru) for nothing - the chalk content in the soil makes for a fantastic eaux-de-vie that is fine with a long-lasting finish. It's a powerful yet harmonious Cognac, that delights with the complexity of its flavors. Think candied apricots, cigar box, and a subtle yet noticeable hint of old port. As one would expect from a Cognac of this quality, the much desired 'rancio' that only occurs after many years of aging. And we have to say, it has a finish that's almost miraculous in terms of length.... All in all, a wonderful Cognac that's perfect for the purpose in which it is intended.