COLOUR & BOUQUET
The Extra offers a wonderful mahogany colour with warm copper highlights.
The bouquet is very smooth, complex, developed aromas of aged port mixed with the scent of wooden cigar boxes, typical of old Grande Champagne cognacs, which appear after a very long ageing. Concentrated candied fruit aromas like apricot.
The palate is supple, smooth, rich and luxurious, with an exceptionally long finish in which all the flavours combine in a subtle and complex harmony. Notes on the bouquet include the famous «rancio» (oxidative notes) found in Grande Champagne cognacs distilled over lees and aged for several decades. To be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment for a special tasting experience beloved of both amateurs and the most experienced enthusiasts. An exceptional after-dinner drink thanks to its fruitiness and finesse.
«Suppleness, exceptionally long finish… can be enjoyed to infinity!».
Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master
- 2022ISW – DE
- 2021 World Cognac Awards
- 2020The Cognac Master Asia
- 2019ISW – DE
- 2016The Ultimate Spirits Challenge – USA
97/100 « Chairman’s Trophy »
- 2016The Cognac Masters – UK
- 2016Gilbert&Gaillard – FR
The supple, smooth, rich, luxurious palate and the exceptional long finish of Frapin Extra goes together with a lot of desserts. Discover some examples where flavours are combined with subtility and complexity.
Some examples :
– Crème brûlée
– Chocolate and banana pie
– Pear with caramel
– Tarte tatin with apples
– lace biscuit with cocoa freezing tiramisu
– Macaroon stuffed with chocolate, cocoa sorbet
– Pear pie, pear caramel
– Chocolate fondant and coulis of caramel
– Chocolate pie, praline ice cream