VIP XO comes from the house of Frapin and is a blend with eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne area. This VIP XO 700ml decanter was redesigned in 2016, and we really like the new packaging and decanter design.
VIP XO has pleasant floral notes and a beautiful aromatic complexity punctuated with subtle woody touches. An overall elegance typical of aged Cognacs from Grande Champagne. The bouquet is fruity (mirabelle plum), and also evokes spices (nutmeg). Palate : Its power in the mouth comes as a surprise. VIP XO offers a palette of flavours, revealing in turn chocolate notes, dried fruit, candied fruit, and gingerbread.
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With a golden color, this XO presents an elegance, continuing with the nose: Complex, spicy and floral. In the mouth: Rather smooth and fine. Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master of Frapin states: "This is a rich, complex and evolving cognac in which everyone will find their own aromatic references."
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.