Pick of the Launches

04 April, 2016

Cognac Frapin VIP XO


Brand owner Cognac Frapin

RRP £170, US$245, €220

Markets Global

Contact info@cognac-frapin.com

Frapin says the new VIP XO writes another page in its history. It is a blend of aged cognacs from Grande Champagne.

The new decanter is said to have been inspired by VIP XO’s elegant aromas and Frapin’s love for the written word, represented by a perfume bottle and an inkpot. This appreciation was handed down by ancestor François Rabelais, a distinguished author and gourmand, apparently.

Frapin is responsible for the whole production process of its cognacs. It possesses its own vines, one of the largest estates in Grande Champagne, its own distillery and its own ageing cellars.

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