Frapin 1991 Vintage Château de Fontpinot Grande Champagne Cognac

0 1 2 3 4 0 / 5 - Add Review
Growth area
Grande Champagne

Learn more about the different growth areas here

Cognac age
Vintage

Learn more about the different Cognac ages here

Bottle size
700ml
ABV
41,2%
Vintage year
1991
Brand
Frapin Cognac

Tasting review

Show more Show less

Eye: Shimmering sunset orange.

Nose: Refined fragrances of candied fruits, honey and spices. Towards the end, woody notes along with rancio characteristics and wooden cigar boxes.

Palate: Pronounced aromas of orange and apricot accompanied by light honey and gingerbread. Exceptionally long finish, typical of Grande Champagne distilled over lees.

Awards

  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2016 - Silver - Outstanding
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2016 - Silver
  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2015 - Bronze

Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Description

Frapin 1991 Vintage Château de Fontpinot Grande Champagne Cognac

The Frapin 1991 Vintage Château de Fontpinot Grande Champagne Cognac is a wonderful vintage offering by this artisan Cognac house.  As the name suggests, it's from the Grande Champagne harvest of 1991 - a year that's become infamous in Cognac history as the year that frost eradicated much of the spoils of the harvest. Therefore, this is a rare and special year - one that any connoisseur will be delighted to have the opportunity to appreciate.

Produced solely from Ugni Blanc, the grapes for this Cognac were sourced from vines located in the south-eastern part of the Frapin vineyard, characterized by a chalky and 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 decades.

Initially a family of winegrowers, the Frapin family have been settled in south-west France since the 13th Century. After taking up the craft of distillation, they have kept up production of eaux-de-vie for a staggering 20 generations, and the current head of the company is a direct descendant of the founder. The family’s established headquarters is at the charming Château de Fontpinot, nestled among their vineyards in the heart of Grande Champagne. 

Today, Frapin Cognacs are entirely harvested, distilled and aged at the Domaine and the family are fiercely proud of their single-estate status. The House of Frapin control every aspect of production and eschew scientific methods, instead relying on age-old traditions - as well as the extraordinary palate of their Cellar Master.

Awards and Accolades

  • International Spirits Challenge 2018 - Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 - Silver Medal, “Outstanding”
  • International Spirits Challenge 2016 - Silver Medal
  • 'Best Cognac' at the ceremony of The Honorable Artillery Company, London 2013
Presentation of the Decanter

Presented in a stylish, tall decanter with a long neck and deep punt, this vintage perfectly combines traditional elements with a modern touch. The silver foil matches the logo which adorns the front of the bottle, while the oxblood-red presentation tube perfectly highlights the deep color of this finely aged Cognac. 

How to Serve Frapin 1991 Vintage

This well-aged Premier Cru Cognac is best enjoyed neat and at room temperature. It is also an excellent pairing for fine cigars.

Reviews (0)

Overall rating 0 1 2 3 4 0/5

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.

Read more about Frapin Cognac

Customers who bought this product also bought:

Other Frapin Cognac bottles

All Frapin Cognac bottles >>

Product added to wishlist
Product added to compare.
To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies and by continuing to use the site you agree that we can save them.  Our Privacy Policy
You have successfully followed this brand