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Frapin Of. Cuvee 1888 1er Grand Cru

  • 40% |
  • 0.70L

This bottling celebrates the success of the founder Pierre Frapin at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. The year before he prepared the blend that would win him the gold medal at the contest. Some cognacs in this blend date from this era. The drawer in the box contains a pocket watch imitating a model …More info

  • Distillery: Frapin
  • Appellation: Cognac, Cognac Grande Champagne
  • Country/Region: France, Charente
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 4cm
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Remark: 2.01kg 2 glasses deliver separately

Lot presentation
Frapin Of. Cuvee 1888 1er Grand Cru

Cuvée presentation

This bottling celebrates the success of the founder Pierre Frapin at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. The year before he prepared the blend that would win him the gold medal at the contest. Some cognacs in this blend date from this era. The drawer in the box contains a pocket watch imitating a model from 1888. Some elements, such as the spiral around the bottle and the stopper, are gilded in fine gold. A limited edition of 1,888 crystal decanters.

The distillery Frapin

The Frapin family has been based in Charente since 1270, working first as wine-growers and later as distillers. Today it owns 240 hectares of vines in Grande Champagne, planted with Ugni Blanc, which has been grown for 21 generations. Distillation is completed in six 25 hl red copper Charentais stills. The cognac is then aged in Limousin oak barrels, first in new oak, then in older roux barrels and finally in century-old barrels for older cognacs, which no longer need to take on additional colour or aromas from the wood. The house owns both dry and humid cellars. Segonzac's were built by Gustave Eiffel. Frapin's cognacs have won numerous awards, notably at the Expositions Universelles in Paris in 1889 and 1900. They have been a success ever since.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Frapin
  • Vintage: 1888
  • Bottler: Of.
  • Appellation: Cognac Grande Champagne
  • Country/Region: France, Charente
  • Alcohol percentage: 40 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 4cm
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Case: Yes
  • Remark: 2.01kg 2 glasses deliver separately
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Frapin Of. Cuvee 1888 1er Grand Cru
Frapin Of. Cuvee 1888 1er Grand Cru

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Frapin Of. Cuvee 1888 1er Grand Cru

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format