1989 - 30 Years Old Château Fontpinot Cognac Frapin
Vintage 1989 - 30 Years Old Château de Fontpinot Cognac Frapin
Grande Champagne first cru of the Cognac region, harvested exclusively at Château de Fontpinot in 1989, the hottest year of the decade.
1989 was ruled by fires, temperamental yet favourable weather conditions and a bountiful summer. This vintage was produced solely from Ugni Blanc located in the western part of Frapin’s vineyards, characterized by a chalky and clay soil and a largely protected crumbly chalky subsoil typical of Grande Champagne region . The 1989 vintage was unusually aged in Frapin’s humid cellars, bringing softness and roundness. This is a first for a vintage. These rare cognacs, which require no blending, only intuition and skill, are traditionally made in the attics. Today, the haute couture collection of “Trésors du Château” is enriched by a unique cognac, which promises lovers of new emotions a wonderful tasting.Limited edition of 1200 bottles.
COLOUR: Clear and bright yellow colour, shimmery twinkles with tawny hues.
BOUQUET: Fruity, delicate and chiselled notes. Orange pulp and candied zest dominate a wonderful bouquet of gingerbread, dried apricot and roasted apple. It is silky, of an astonishing purity, smooth and delicate.
PALATE: Delicate background of light woody notes, aromas of cooked apricot, liquorice and candied fruit blossom. A combination of smoked aromas, cigar box, leather and rancio, complemented by a beautiful length. Seductive, elegant, the finish reveals its depth of aromas and beautiful harmony acquired from 30 years of ageing.
AWARDS: Gilbert & Gaillard - 96/100 2021