Cigar Blend XO

Single Family Estate
100 % Grande Champagne - Premier Cru de cognac

Cognac Frapin Cigar Blend XO give 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 20 years of 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 & BOUQUET

Cigar Blend XO offers a mahogany colour with copper highlights.

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».

“Exceptional with a cigar, but just as good without.”
Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master

Awards

  • 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – UK
    93/100 “Great Value” 
  • 2020 The Cognac Master Asia
    Master
  • 2020 World Cognac Awards – UK
    Gold Medal
  • 2018 World Cognac Awards – UK
    Best XO
  • 2018 ISW – DE
    Gold medal
  • 2018 The Cognac Masters – UK
    Master

TASTING TIP

Absolutely superb with Honduras cigars and their characteristic aromas of honey, spices and dried fruit (Santa Rosa region in the north-west and Danley in the south). Served at room temperature, it expresses the famous “rancio” (distinctive aroma of old cognacs, appearing at 15 to 20 years of age), characterised by flavours of walnuts, hazelnuts and dried fruits combined with dried flowers. To be enjoyed with the best cigars.

PACKAGING

The new eco-friendly Cigar Blend gift box.

Frapin has been working to minimise its environmental impact since 1991 and, in 2018, was awarded HEV 3 or ‘High Environmental Value’ certification for its environmental management. To honour this, Cigar Blend XO’s gift box has been completely redesigned (in reducing cardboard, ink usage, and a switch to uncoated cardboard. Our box and labels are 100% FSC certified,  sourced within France).

This has led to a 25% reduction in our carbon footprint, compared to the previous box. This initiative was achieved due to Frapin’s participation in the climate protection project, a not-for-profit climate partner foundation.

We are proud to say that this gift box is carbon neutral!

Trésors du château

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