Frapin 1270 Grande Champagne Cognac
Frapin // Grande Champagne, France
Frapin 1270 Cognac honors the beginnings of the Frapin family legacy, stretching back 21 generations to 1270. Still family-owned and single estate produced, Frapin operates 240 hectares of vineyards in the Grande Champagne region, also known as the Premier Cru de Cognac. This release is a VS Cognac aged for approximately five years, and is largely intended for use in cocktails. Frapin 1270 hit the U.S. market in April 2019.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeFrench oak
"A honeyed, floral bouquet leads on the nose, backed by chocolate covered raisins. The palate is soft, with honey and violets, cocoa, berries, and pears, and only a touch of toasty oak and spice coming through towards the back. The finish is light and short, serving its purpose as an approachable introductory cognac. "