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Frapin Cognac XO Chateau De Fontpinot

Frapin Cognac XO Chateau De Fontpinot  750ml
96Vinous Media
95Ultimate Beverage Challenge
92Wine Enthusiast
12 Bottles
$133.67 5% off
(case price $1604.04)
24 Bottles
$130.91 7% off
(case price $3141.84)
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Rated 96 by Vinous Media
One of my favorite XOs, aged for 20 years in Frapin’s dry cellars, to highlight finesse and elegance. Made exclusively from grapes harvested around Frapin’s Fontpinot castle, in Segonzac, the heart of Grande Champagne. Copper-orange in color. The nose is alive with fresh flowers and mint, along with richer aromas of dried apricot, pastry dough and a hint of rancio. The freshness carries onto the palate, where there’s great linear structure, nuttiness and attractive acidity, and the surprisingly intense grilled walnut finish. This is a lively, drinkable style of XO that offers excellent value. (40% abv)
Rated 95 by Ultimate Beverage Challenge
A stunningly concentrated nose by wild flowers, candied ginger, baked pear, and toasted nougat introduce this rare brandy. The palate has impressive density mounting an attack of dried fruits before finishing gently with a hint of butter pastry.
Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast
Made from estate-grown, chateau-bottled Grande Champagne grapes and eaux-de-vie that are between 15 and 20 years old. Aroma of damp earth, succulent fresh fruit, flowers and spice. Palate entry is off-dry, caramel-like and properly oak; at midpalate, the flavor deepens, offering lip-smacking tastes of light toffee, almond butter and vanilla extract. Finishes candied and rich.

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Producer Frapin

Country: France

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