Frapin creates 30YO vintage Cognac

by Alice Brooker

Cognac brand Frapin has released its latest bottling in the UK: the 30-year-old Millésime 1990.

Only 3,000 bottles of Frapin Millésime 1990 have been produced. The 41.8% ABV expression is described as elegant and taut, with a supple and bright appearance. With an ‘infinitely long’ finish, it is made using grapes from a 1990 harvest, on the brand’s 240-hectare Chez Pet vineyard. “This 30-year-old vintage is a truly exceptional Cognac. It is a result of a complex alchemy and embodies the Frapin style with its voluptuous aromatic richness and its infinitely long finish," said cellarmaster Patric Pivetteau. The vintage Cognac has been aged for 30 years on the brand's estate in the humid cellars, and is the latest addition to the Millésime range, which was launched 24 years ago with a 1979 bottling. On the nose, the liquid delivers aromas of candied fruit, dried fruit such as figs, and orange nuances. The palate contains flavours of orange liquorice and cinnamon. The Cognac is available to order from importer Louis Latour Agencies for RRP £205 (US$261). In 2021, NBA basketball player Rudy Gobert partnered with Cognac Frapin as the brand’s ambassador for North America. At the time, Gobert committed to elevating Frapin’s presence in the US and Canada, and supporting the brand’s releases – including Cognac Frapin VSOP. In May this year, The Spirits Business explored 10 Cognacs that were awarded with Master medals in our blind tasting competition: The Cognac Masters 2023. Cognac Frapin Millésime 1990 took home the top Taste Master accolade during the blind tasting.

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