Frapin 1989 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac

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Soft orange hue.


Sweet vanilla and a bouquet of enticing jasmine. Soft notes of apricot jam follow smoothly.


A vanilla Cognac that is round and powerful with a very pronounced finale of candied fruits. Slightly peppery beneath the surface.

Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne


Frapin 1989 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac

The Frapin 1989 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac is a wonderful vintage from the premier cru of the region - Grande Champagne. Slightly overproof at 41.2°, it is the epitome of why the soils of Grande Champagne are the most sought after when it comes to the quality of the fruit. Embodying all elements of a high-class Cognac, it offers an extra dimension with a powerful punch that demands another sip.

Produced from a house with over twenty generations of expertise dating back to 1270, it is clear to see why the 1989 offers such a familiar charm. Residing in 300 hectares within the fine Grande Champagne region every last detail of Frapin Cognac collection conveys quality and superiority. A vintage classic, the 1989 is a blend of a high-quality and exceptional heritage. Offering incredible value for money, the 1988 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac suits anyone who appreciates a powerful, complex, yet beautifully balanced tasting experience.

Presentation of the bottle

Branded with simplicity, the clean display of this bottle conveys Frapin’s ability to blend twenty generations of history with contemporary style effortlessly. Beautifully expressing its vintage essence with a clean white label and bold Frapin branding, it 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 in a bold, red display box it would undoubtedly be a well-received gift by any lover of fine liquor.

How to enjoy

At 41.2° it's slightly overproof - yet delightfully enjoyable neat, making it the perfect digestif. A great addition to any cabinet, and sure to be savored by those with a palate that appreciates a decent Cognac.

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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 generations! The estate owns 300 hectares of land entirely in the Grande Champagne area, of which 200 are planted with vines. Frapin’s home in the beautiful caste 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. Like some other cognac houses, Frapin needs to extend business through diversifying into other luxury products such as chocolate or coffee. 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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