Frapin 1988 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac

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Tasting review


Old gold, with a soft orange hue. 


Very balanced nose, consisting of aromas of dried fruit (hazelnut, fig), prune and dried apricot. Light woody notes appear along with ‘rancio’ characteristics. Slow rising of wooden cigar boxes, typical of Grande Champagne, as well as leather aromas that reveal themselves with over 25 years of time and patience.


Smooth and supple attack with a lot of finesse and complexity, due to the grapes being really mature. An exceptionally long finish, typical of distillation over lees.


  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2015 - Bronze
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2015 - Gold
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2015 - Gold - Outstanding

Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne


The Frapin 1988 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac 

This vintage Cognac, produced solely from Ugni Blanc, comes from vines located in the south-eastern part of the Frapin vineyard, characterized by chalky, clay soil and a crumbly chalky subsoil typical of the Grande Champagne region. The BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) guarantees the authenticity of the Cognac Frapin vintages by carefully monitoring the sealed casks as they rest in dry cellars for 25 years. It is this fine processing that offers a fine finesse and elegance that the Frapin house is renowned for.

Produced from a house with over twenty generations of expertise dating back to 1270, it is clear to see how this vintage boasts such exceptionality. Residing in 300 hectares within the fine Grande Champagne region every last detail of Frapin Cognac’s embodies sophistication. Offering exceptional value for money, the 1988 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac is the perfect Cognac for anyone who appreciates a powerful, complex, yet perfectly balanced tasting experience.

Presentation of the bottle

Beautifully expressing its vintage label, the 1988 display offers effortless elegance. A clean white label, with bold Frapin branding, immediately catches the eye. A closer look then offers a traditional sketch of the Frapin house showcasing its impressive history with a simple charm. Finished with a bold red display box, it would undoubtedly be a well-received gift by any lover of fine liquor.

How to enjoy

At 41.5° it's slightly overproof - yet delightfully enjoyable neat, making it the perfect digestif. A great addition to any Cognac cabinet, and sure to be appreciated by even the most fastidious of palates.

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About Frapin Cognac

The Frapin family has been around the Southwest of France since 1270. Always active in the domain of winegrowing, they specialized in distillation much later on and have since continued to stand strong throughout twenty one generations! The estate owns 340 hectares of land entirely in the Grande Champagne area, of which 240 are planted with vines. Frapin’s home in the beautiful castle Fontpinot in the town of Segonzac. The most famous family member was the 16th century author Francois Rabelais, after whom a prestigious Frapin Cognac bottle is named: The Cuvee Rabelais, rather fittingly, the house of Frapin is also the only Cognac estate granted permission to call itself a Chateau within the entire Grande Champagne cru. Alongside many other accolades, Frapin was the first Cognac producer to invent a multi-vintage blend, combining vintages of different years to create the perfect taste.

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