Frapin has released its VSOP in a new decanter – taller and narrower than the original, it has different detailing on the neck and stopper. One could argue that it looks more like a bottle than a decanter. Frapin is the largest single estate in Grande Champagne (240 hectares) with a family history dating back to 1270. They are known for producing fruity, balanced cognacs but without age statements. A VSOP only has to be aged for 4 years – quite young for the price tag of £55. Compare this with our new VSOP arrival which has been aged for 8 years – Jean Fillioux La Pouyade – retailing at just £46.51. For presentation though you cannot beat our extremely elegant carafes containing Hermitage 20 and 25 year old Grande Champagne Cognac.
Frapin has launched a 25 year old vintage cognac, laid down in 1988 and bottled at 41.5% abv. With style characteristic of a Grande Champagne cognac, just 1000 bottles have been produced retailing at £160 a bottle. Compare this with our own award winning Grande Champagne cognacs – Hermitage Chez Richon 1988 which retails for just under £100 and Hermitage Segonzac 25 year old priced at just over £100.