Cigar Blend XO
Single Family Estate
Cognac Grande Champagne - 1er Cru de Cognac
Alcohol content: 40°
Cognac Frapin Cigar Blend XO gives a tribute to subtle notes of Rancio. It promises memorable instants of tasting since it is combined with cigars. This treasure benefited of the age-old know-how of Frapin with a distillation over lees that gives complex aromas, a concentrated bouquet and a long finish. Then this cognac aged in humid cellars in Limousin oak barrels that give vanilla notes. After a long ageing, this eau-de-vie releases notes of aged port mixed with the scent of wooden cigar boxes, typical of a Grande Champagne cognac.
COLOUR: Cigar Blend XO offers a mahogany colour with copper highlights.
BOUQUET: the bouquet reveals mellow notes of vanilla and dried fruits, walnuts and hazelnuts, thanks to extended ageing in new oak barrels and the age-old expertise of the Frapin family. Very smooth, complex, balanced, subtle aromas of aged port mixed with the scent of wooden cigar boxes, typical of a Grande Champagne cognac distilled over lees.
PALATE: balance – roundness – richness. Cigar Blend XO offers an exceptionally long finish in which all the flavours combine in subtle, complex harmony. The cognac reveals a discreet vanilla note from the tannin in the wood and a harmonious bouquet with lasting aromas of spices, dried fruits and rancio .
TASTING TIPS: absolutely superb with Honduras cigars and their characteristic aromas of honey, spices and dried fruit. Served at room temperature, it expresses the famous “rancio”, characterised by flavours of walnuts, hazelnuts and dried fruits combined with dried flowers. To be enjoyed with the best cigars.
- The Cognac Masters Asia - Best XO 2020
- World Cognac Awards - Gold Medal 2020 (UK).
- World Cognac Awards - Best XO 2018 (UK).
- ISW - Gold Medal 2018 (DE).
- The Cognac Masters - Best XO 2018 (UK).