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Frapin 1888 Cognac and Its Astonishing Decanter


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Someday I hope to sip a glass of this amazing Cognac.   The decanter is pure art.

From the Frapin Website:
An exceptional carafe, a jewel of crystal preserving the secret of a rare vintage.  The assemblage of this ‘Cuvee 1888’ is from Cognacs ageing in our ‘Paradis’ storehouse.  Some of these Cognacs are even older than the 1888.  They have been ageing for so many generations and are a testimony to the mastery of the late and great Monsieur Pierre Frapin.  Offered in a limited series of 1888 bottles, the carafe-type bottle was inspired as a tribute to Pierre Frapin.  In 1888, with a vineyard successfully rejuvenated, he prepared his participation at the Universal Exhibition, for which Gustave Eiffel had just completed his famous tower.  Pierre Frapin selected some of his famous ‘cuvees’ and received the Gold Medal at this famous exhibition.  this Gold Medal is still on display and proudly so, in the Eiffel Storehouse of our Chateau.”

See our exclusive video interview of Frapin Cognac Cellar Master Patrice Piveteau as he discusses the 1888 Cognac & others in their range, the Frapin Paradis, and the entire Frapin process as he tours us through their facility.  Below is more from Frapin about this crystal “carafe” decanter…

Frapin 1888 Cognac

From the Frapin Website:
For this historic Cuvee, Frapin Cognac has commissioned the design of an original carafe of elegant and pure form.  Produced by the Cristalleries Royales de Champagne, the carafe is decorated with a golden edging.  Its spiral shape recalls Cognac’s slow ageing through time or the preparatory turning of Cognac in a glass.  The Etains d’Anjou created this golden line as also they did the golden cork.

Presented in a highly refined Gift Box of a ‘Cognac Cellar’ form.  The wood textures recall the warm atmospheres of Cognac and Habana cigars.  Its base contains a small draw where one will find a reproduction of a 1888 watch.  Opening the watch a special perfume is released, ideal to accompany tastings.

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