FRAPIN CHATEAU FONTPINOT XO
REGION: FRANCE (GRANDE CHAMPAGNE)
It’s Christmas year round with this luscious, intense single estate brandy from one of the region’s smaller producers. This is a full-flavoured, complex style that harkens back to a time when cognac was considerably drier and less sweet, with its thick palate of licorice, candied fruit, bitter orange marmalade and enough rancio to satisfy lovers of traditionally sherried malts. The kind of unabashed decadence that’s guaranteed to impress guests but tastes even better when savoured at length on your own.