Once the only cognac served on the Concorde Jet, Frapin VIP XO is a Grand Champagne cognac of delicate finesse. Reserved for VIPs, this blend enriched with very old brandies combines age, roundness, bouquet and finesse. These are the old reserves of the Frapin family. Frapin VIP XO is a complex cognac with a blend of elegant eaux-de-vie from Grand Champange that evokes spice and floral tone with a touch of oak on the nose. The taste is a flavor delight of desert notes of chocolate, gingerbread and candied fruits with an exquisitely long slightly spicy finish.
|2 - 5||$227.00|
|6 - 11||$225.00|
|12 - 23||$215.00|
|Bottle Size:||750 ML|
|Growth Area:||Grande Champagne|
|Alcohol by Volume:||40.0%|
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Product Stock #||CGFPVIPXO750|
Color: A cognac with rich bronze tones and a natural purity, Frapin VIP XO attracts attention from the first glance.
Nose (Nez): On the nose, 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.
Mouth (En Bouche): After its delicate aromas its power in the mouth comes as a surprise. VIP XO offers a palate of flavours, revealing in turn chocolate notes, dried fruit, candied fruit, and gingerbread. The expression is sophisticated and complex, with depth, but without ever losing the original freshness of the fruit. Composed with the precision of a sonnet, VIP XO is an ode to the passion behind its creation and taste.
Finish: Long and slightly spicy finish.
Overall: This is a rich, complex and evolving cognac in which everyone will find their own aromatic references.
Tasting Tips: Frapin cognac is enjoyed spontaneously on its own, but is less well known for appreciating the company of coffee or chocolate. Try it with a Kenya AA or Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee or, rarer still, a Bourbon Pointu from New Caledonia. The chocolate could come from Venezuela, for a promise of balance and finesse, or the Caribbean, for even more suppleness and roundness. Or why not give into the temptation of an Ecuadorian cacao for greater power?