Frapin - Cigar Blend XO - 100 % Grande Champagne - Premier Cru de Cognac
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Exceptional with a cigar, but just as good without.” Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master
Cognac Frapin Cigar Blend XO give a tribute to subtle notes of « Rancio ». It promises memorable instants of tasting since it is combined with cigars.
This treasure benefited of the age-old know-how of FRAPIN with a distillation over lees that gives complex aromas, a concentrated bouquet and a long finish. Then this cognac aged in humid cellars in Limousin oak barrels that give vanilla notes. After 20 years of ageing, this eau-de-vie releases notes of aged port mixed with the scent of wooden cigar boxes, typical of a Grande Champagne cognac.
Cigar Blend XO offers a mahogany colour with copper highlights.
The bouquet reveals mellow notes of vanilla and dried fruits, walnuts and hazelnuts, thanks to extended ageing in new oak barrels and the age-old expertise of the Frapin family. Very smooth, complex, balanced, subtle aromas of aged port mixed with the scent of wooden cigar boxes, typical of a Grande Champagne cognac distilled over lees.
Balance – roundness – richness. Cigar Blend XO offers an exceptionally long finish in which all the flavours combine in subtle, complex harmony. The cognac reveals a discreet vanilla note from the tannin in the wood and a harmonious bouquet with lasting aromas of spices, dried fruits and «rancio».