GSN Review: Frapin 1270 Premier Cru Grande Champagne Cognac

Frapin 1270 is the embodiment of 21 generations of wine growers and distillers. Created on the single-family Frapin estate established in 1270 in the heart of Cognac’s most exclusive region, Grand Champagne, Frapin 1270 ensures the continuity of  style that has been passed down from generation to generation. Exclusively harvested, distilled, and aged on the estate, the blend is a perfect introduction to the entire Frapin collection. Located in the heart of the Grande Champagne region, the Frapin’s single-family estate comprises approximately 600 acres of vines surrounding the Château Fontpinot.

This new cognac is made in exactly the same way as all Frapin cognacs – distilling over fine lees and extended aging with the entire process controlled from vineyard to bottle on the estate by cellar master, Patrice Piveteau. Patrice understands the traditions of Cognac Frapin and contributes by adding his own insights and techniques without forgetting the ancestral methods of the house. Frapin 1270 unlike a typical VS is aged for about five years in both humid & dry cellars.

Frapin 1270 Premier Cru Grande Champagne Cognac (80 proof)
Visual: Dark copper.
Nose: Deep nose of oak and well-aged cognac. Some vanilla bean and young leather along with a hint of baking spice.
Taste: Rich entry with a cask profile. After about half a minute, the grape character comes into play and stays for a pleasant visit.
Finish: Long and lingering vine fruit sweetness.
Overall: This is all a great cognac needs to be. Perfect on its own, it also has enough originality to play well in brandy cocktails that call for strong lead actor. A great bargain and a fine addition to your back bar.
GSN Rating: A-

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