Frapin Bottle Catalog (last updated: Nove 12, 2018)

(220 regular bottles and 191 miniatures, but still not complete.)

Introduction

Frapin was established in 1870 by Pierre Frapin. Through different marriages they have family ties with Rémy Martin (Rémy-Cointreau) and Renaud-Cointreau. The Frapin family is very old with a lineage that goes back to the 13th century and some of the ancestors held positions at the royal court. The famous French writer François Rabelais, who lived in the 15th century, can also be placed in that lineage. Frapin got its coat of arms, which were used on its bottles, from Louis XIV. At the end of the twentieth century Frapin changed it for the feather, in honor of François Rabelais.
Frapin owns a big vineyard, the biggest vineyard in Charente in possession of a family owned company. It is around 300 hectares, all in the grande champagne area.
Most of their cognacs are grande champagne, but there are some exceptions.

Contents:
1. Stars
2. VS
3. VOP, VSO and VSOP
4. Signature
5. Vieille
6. Cigar
7. Napoléon
8. XO
9. Fontpinot and Fontpinot XO
10. XO VIP
11. Très Vieille
12. Extra
13. Multi-vintages
14. Vintages
15. Decanters
16. Miscellaneous
– 16a. Brothers & Rudd import
– 16b. non vintage, X years old
– 16c. Other
– 16d. Magnums
– 16e. Various
17. Miniatures and other (50cl or less)
– 17a. Stars
– 17b. Fine champagne
– 17c. VS
– 17d. VSOP
– 17e. Vieille grande champagne and Grande Reserve
– 17f. Napoleon
– 17g. Fontpinot
– 17h. XO and VIP XO
– 17i. Très Vieille Grande Réserve and Supreme
– 17j. Extra
– 17k. Vintage
– 17l. Sample bottles
– 17m. Miscellaneous
– 17n. 10-50cl miniatures
18. Magnums

1. Stars

1950s  With a paper duty seal (1950s)      70cl, 1980s; importé by Bleuze, Groot-Bijgaarden

2. VS

70cl VS  VS Luxe, green bottle  VS Luxe, clear bottle  VS Luxe, clear bottle; with Premier Grand Cru stated  VS Luxe, clear bottle, different colour of cap VS luxe 1L       1L bottle

Underneath Frapin it says: 'premier grand cru' and below VS: 'Luxe' 70cl Underneath Frapin it says: 'premier grand cru du cognac' and below VS: 'Luxe 75cl 40%alc/vol  Underneath Frapin it says: 'premier grand cru du cognac' and below VS: '4 Use 70cl 40%Vol With content stated Without content stated

All VS qualities of Frapin are grande champagne cognac

3. VOP, VSO and VSOP

VOP Grande Fine Champagne  Very Superior Old Grande Champagne

VSOP Fine Champagne 75cl VSOP Fine Champagne 70cl VSOP Grande Fine Champagne VSOP Grande Fine Champagne, with COGNAC FRANCE printed below VSOP grande champagne, 70cl stated (1990s) VSOP Grande Champagne, 100cl stated  Grande champagne with a shoulder emblem

40%Alc/Vol stated and 70cl  40%vol stated and 70cl  40%vol stated and 70cl and a paper duty seal  appellation grande champagne controlé (above VSOP, wide) ; 70cl 1L bottle, Duty Free Only 1L bottle, with a paper excise seal. 1L bottle

750ml 40%alc/vol stated, no engravings on the glass; stopper has different form 70cl and 40%Vol stated; engraved glass No content or alcohol percentage stated  70cl stated on lower left; address not stated address stated (lowest line, under 'produce of France) No content stated  blue label  750ml stated  Modern bottle, 70cl

4. Signature

With 70cl stated and 40%Vol.  No content or alcohol percentage stated  Bright blue, with content stated

5. Vieille

Vieille Grande Champagne  Vieille Fine Grande Champagne  Vieille Grande Fine Champagne, with cotisation mark  Vieille Fine Grande Champagne, single estate vineyard  Vieille Fine Grande Champagne, single estate vineyard; with a paper seal on top  Vieille Grande Champagne; with Premier Grand Cru stated  Vieille Grande Champagne; with Premier Cru du Cognac stated

6. Cigar

Premier Cru de Cognac  Premier Grand Cognac

7. Napoléon

 No blob or shoulder emblem; 75cl No blob, gold capsule; said to be 75 cl on auction   With a shoulder blob in the shape of a shield; 70cl stated Same, but red-brown label  With a gold coloured shoulder emblem 'N'  With a gold coloured shoulder emblem 'N'; no content or alcohol percentage stated  With a red coloured shoulder emblem 'N'

8. XO

70cl; 1980-90s 70cl; 1980-90s; with a paper duty seal on top

9. Fontpinot and Fontpinot XO

a. Fontpinot

Fontpinot grande champagne (1920s) Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; name Frapin not stated; Französisches Erzeugnis (1950-60s) 73cl, Italian import (SIPE); 1960s  Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; name Frapin not stated; waxed cap  Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; name Frapin not stated; bronze coloured cap Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; name Frapin not stated; black capsule (1970s). Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; Frapin named on the cap; Französisches Erzeugnis  Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; Frapin named on the label; 75cl; 1970-80s  Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; Frapin named on the label and on the cap  Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; Frapin named on the label and on the cap; with a paper seal and more text underneath  Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; Frapin named on the label and on the cap; with 'Cognac Französisches Erzeugnis' and without a paper seal   Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne; Reserve du Chateau; Frapin named on the cap; 75cl; 1970-80s  with different text underneath  Same as previous but without paper top-seal  Import information: Spanish, Comercial Rovirosa SA, Barcelona  Chateau Fontpinot, grande champagne; slender bottle 70cl  Chateau Fontpinot, grande champagne; slender bottle, with a paper duty seal on top

b. Fontpinot XO

Chateau Fontpinot, XO, Tres Vieille Reserve du Chateau; 750ml stated   Chateau Fontpinot, XO, Tres Vieille Reserve du Chateau and below it an appellation controlee line; 750ml Chateau Fontpinot, XO, Tres Vieille Reserve du Chateau; with Premier Grand Cru stated; 70cl  Chateau Fontpinot, XO, Tres Vieille Reserve du Chateau; with Premier Grand Cru stated; different colour cap and different emblem on the cap; letters in gold and red; 70cl  Chateau Fontpinot, XO, Tres Vieille Reserve du Chateau; with Premier Grand Cru stated; different colour cap and different emblem on the cap; letters in gold and green  This must be a 70cl bottle, although it seems to say 5cl (left below)  70cl 41% witha different emblem  Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne single estate; chateau Fontpinot on the cap   Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne single estate; feather on the cap; almost white label Chateau Fontpinot, grande champagne single estate; no feather on cap; more yellow label  Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot, grande champagne single estate; feather on the cap; yellow label  Cognac Frapin Chateau Fontpinot, cap has no feather Feather on the cap, produce of France small.  produce of france bigger    Cognac Frapin Chateau Fontpinot, content and alcohol percentage not stated

10. XO VIP

 

Old model carafe:

The little cherubs blow on a trumpet; premier cru du cognac; 70cl stated on the back  The little cherubs blow on a trumpet; premier cru du cognac; 70cl stated on back, differently (Asian import)  The little cherubs blow on a trumpet; premier cru du cognac; 75cl  1L bottle; premier cru du cognac  The little cherubs play on a lyre; premier grand cru du cognac; 70cl stated on back  Same as previous, with paper seal on top; 70cl stated on back   Limited edtion for the turn of the millennium (2000)   

New model carafe:

Without content or alcohol percentage stated   40% stated on the bottom right  70cl stated on the left and 40%vol on the right 700ml stated on the left and 40%alc/vol on the right 750ml stated on the left and 40%alc/vol on the right

70cl

 

11. Très Vieille

Très Vieille Grande Réserve  Tres Vieille Grande Reserve  Très Vieille Grande Réserve; 75cl stated  Bronze coloured capsule and an emblem on the shoulder; content not stated  Tres Vieille Grande Champagne, reserve special du maison Frapin

 

12. Extra

Extra 30 years old (probably pre-1930s)  Extra, Réserve Patrimoniale Extra, Réserve Patrimoniale with top seal   premier cru 70cl stated on the back of the neck; German import for Eggers & Franke, Bremen  Premier Grand Cru (70cl, stated on back of the neck)  750ml  750ml stated on the back of the neck; American import  With the plume; 70cl (stated on the back of the neck; click to see detail)750ml  1L

 

13. Multi vintages

Nr.1 82-83-85  Nr.2 79-83-85 Nr. 3 82-83-86 Nr. 3 82-83-86; with the International Spirits 2010 Gold award.  Nr. 4 82-83-85; 40.5% Nr. 4 82-83-85; 41% Nr.5 82-86-89 nr.6 86-88-91

14. Vintages

1706 1727 1767 1746 1789; produced for restaurant Maxim's 1802 vintage; rebottled in 1967 1809 vintage, bottled 1970 1820 vintage, bottled 1971 1829 1848 vintage; rebottled in 1960  1893 1893 1914 1929; bottled 1953 (Harvey & Sons) 1939 (20 years old) 1940, bottled 1976; black cap (Berry Br. & Rudd) 1940, bottled 1976; white cap (Berry Br. & Rudd) 1942 (l 1964 bottled 1977) Harveys 1942; landed 1964, bottled 1973 (Harvey & Sons) 1943; landed 1963, bottled 1973 (Harvey & Sons) 1943; landed1963, bottled (Harveys) 1944 (bott 1959) 1946, landed 64, bottled 1977, 70 proof (Harvey & Sons) 1946, landed 1964, bott. 1979, 66 proof (Harveys)  1948, bottled 1976, black cap (Berry Br. & Rudd) 1948, bottled 1976; white cap, 24 floz. (Berry Br. & Rudd) 1948, bottled 1976; white and blue cap, 24 floz. (Berry Br. & Rudd) 1949, landed 64, bottled 1977 (Harvey & Sons) 1949, landed 64, bottled 1974 1949, landed 64, bottled 1974 1950, landed 64, bottled 1977, 70 proof (Harvey & Sons) 1957 (l 1958, b 1973) De Brandt & Co. 1957 (l 1958, b 1973) Harveys 1957 (l 1958, botteld 1985) Averys 1964 (l 1965, bott 1988) Averys 1964 old landed vintage 1964 old landed vintage; Averys Vintage 1984 landed 1987, bottled 2009 (Berry Br. & Rudd) 1988, 25 years old 1989, 20 years old Secret Treasures 1990 (bottled 2003)  1991, 20 years old 1993, 20 years old; 70cl

15. Decanters

decanter Cuvée Rabelais premier edition (1983)  Cuvée Rabelais second edition (1994)  Cuvée Rabelais third edition (2002)  Cuvée 1888  Royal Eagle (2012)  Plume (2013)  Tressor Royal, Très Vieille Réserve  XO  XO  XO

 Grande champagne (estim €5.000) (in honneur of Jehan Frapin, 1534)  Raisins d'Or (for the Part des Anges auction 2013; $9.000)

More information on these beuatiful decanters on the Extravaganza page of Frapin: here
Or in Dutch: hier

 

16. Miscellaneous

16a. Imported by Brothers & Rudd:

Fine liqueur cognac; 40%vol; 70cl  Fine liqueur cognac; 40%vol; 68cl  Fine liqueur cognac; 70% proof; 68cl 24 floz; blue cap  Fine liqueur cognac; 70% proof; 68cl 24 floz; brown cap  Grande Champagne fine liqueur cognac; 40% vol; 68cl; blue cap  Grande Champagne fine liqueur cognac; 70% proof; 68cl, blue cap  Grande Champagne fine liqueur cognac; 70% proof; 68cl, both sitting near the edge; brown cap  Grande Champagne fine liqueur cognac; 40% proof; 70cl; blue cap

Grande Champagne, fine cognac, old reserve  Grande Champagne, fine cognac, old reserve; with more text and decoration in blue  Cognac of good quality  FLB (Francis Lawrence Berry); stated: produced and bottled by P. Frapin & Co. Segonzac.  FLB (Francis Lawrence Berry); stated: produced and bottled by P. Frapin & Co. Segonzac; selected by Brothers & Rudd.  FLB (Francis Lawrence Berry) with two emblems above

16b. x years old:

12 years old, cask strenght  12 years old, cask strenght; gold coloured cap  15 years old; rare and exceptional 25 years old

16c. other:

Du Gabloteau  Domino decanter 1990s  5L demijohn vintage 1985 Frapin 1270, VS-quality (2018)

16d. Magnums

1.5L magnum

16e. Various

700ml king of hearts

17. Miniatures and other (50cl or less)

17a. Stars

Medaille d'Or Exposition Universal de Paris; no stars depicted  Medaille d'Or Exposition Universal de Paris; with a number and name on the cap; and a neck label: carte blanche  2 stars  3 stars, medaille d'or  3 stars, first class gold medals, 15 years old  3 stars, medaille d'or; screw cap  3 stars, medaille d'or; different colour glass (similar bottle exists with three stars on it and also VSOP stated; see below in the VSOP section)  3 stars, medaille d'or; produce of France stated below left  Flask

4.5cl stated on the right below  5cl clear glass, no content or alcohol percentage stated5cl glass lightly frosted, no content or alcohol percentage stated  5cl glass dark and frosted, no content or alcohol percentage stated 5cl, 40% stated on lower left  5cl, 40% VOL below left and 5cl below right; clear glass  5cl, 40% VOL below left and 5cl below right, frosted glass 5cl, 40% VOL below left and 5cl below right; with an additional line underneath: Importé par Rodica S.A. Genève

40%vol left and 5cl on the right stated 40%vol left and 50ml on the right stated; gold coloured cap   With a cotisation mark; clear dark glass  With a cotisation mark; lightly frosted, light green glass With a cotisation mark; waxed cap  With a cotisation symbol and with a gold coloured cap

17b. Fine champagne

With a ribbon; neck label says: grande reserve  With importer data below   Screw cap and no neck label  With 40% stated on the bottom left corner

17c. VS

 5cl black screw cap, green glass5cl black gold coloured screw cap; different label  Blue label and with 'Französisches Erzeugnis' underneath

5cl VS, 40%vol on the right5cl VS; bottom right: Alc 40% by vol; different layout of the lines below    5cl VS Luxe 50ml VS Luxe    5cl low shoulder

5cl VS Luxe, luxe in golden space  5cl VS Luxe; Luxe in white space; different colour of glass used  5cl VS Luxe; Luxe in silver space; different colour of glass used

modern emblem  with paper seal  Bottle has a low shoulder

17d. VSOP
White labels:

Three stars stated on the neck lavel and VSOP on the main label!  5cl VSOP 20 years old grande champagne  VSOP, 40 ans d'age  5cl VSOP fine champagne medailles d'or de premiere classe  5cl VSOP fine champagne medailles d'or de premiere classe; screw cap    5cl VSOP fine champagne medailles d'or de premiere classe; bottom left says 40%; screw cap 5cl VSOP fine champagne medailles d'or de premiere classe; below is written 'Segonzac Charente, France'; 40% is further below, screw cap   VSOP fine champagne flask

green bottles, fine champagne:

4.5cl stated; Frapin is on top of the label  4.5cl fine champagne; above it only says 'Frapin'; 40% and 5cl are printed in smaller letters  4.5cl; with Échantillon Gratuit V.R.P. on top of the label  5cl fine champagne; above it only says 'Frapin'; no content or alcohol percentage stated  5cl fine champagne; above it only says 'Frapin'; 5cl (right below) and 40% VOL (left below) stated, very vaguely; with a line of text above 'Frapin' (importer data)  5cl fine champagne; above it only says 'Frapin'; 40% in bottom left and 5cl right  5cl fine champagne; above it says 'Cognac Frapin'; left alcohol percentage and right 5cl stated; black screw cap   5cl fine champagne; above it says 'Cognac Frapin' in silver coloured letters; content and alcohol% stated 5cl fine champagne; above it says 'Cognac Frapin' in silver coloured letters; content and alcohol% stated; with a cotisation mark

green bottles, grande fine champagne:

5cl grande fine champagne; above it says 'Cognac Frapin'; with a cotisation mark  50ml stated on the right below; with a green cap  5cl grande fine champagne; above it says 'Cognac Frapin'; 40%vol in bottom left and 5cl right; wax cap  5cl grande fine champagne; above it says 'Cognac Frapin' (quite dark); text below left and right are in very small lines; no content or alcohol% stated; very dark glass   Grande fine champagne without content or ABV stated

green bottles, grande fine champagne:

5cl grande champagne; above it says 'Cognac Frapin'; bottom left 5cl and on the right 40%Vol; gold coloured cap

high, clear bottles:

Reserve VSOP. Bottom left 5cl and bottom right 40%vol. Premier cru du cognac in small letters; VSOP seems to be printed in red  Reserve VSOP. Bottom left 5cl and bottom right 40%vol. Premier cru du cognac in small letters; VSOP seems to be printed in purple-blue  VSOP Cuvee Rare. Bottom left 50ml and bottom right 40%alc. by vol. Premier cru du cognac in small letters   Reserve VSOP. Bottom left 5cl and bottom right 40%vol. Premier Grand Cru in big letters Reserve VSOP, 5cl and 40%vol stated; label has an outlining; less sharp-cut letters and different colour  with an additional sticker (Espana)  Low shoulder

Premier grand cru (above VSOP)  Premier grand cru du cognac (above VSOP)  Modern label with feather  Low shoulder, 5cl  low shoulder, 5cl, with a paper seal on top

17e. Vieille Grande Champagne and Grande Reserve

Grande Réserve  5cl Vieille Grande Fine Champagne; green glass  5cl Vieille Grande Fine Champagne; green glass; with a cotisation symbol  4cl Vieille Grande Fine Champagne; clear glass  5cl Vieille Grande Champagne; text line between alcohol percentage and 5cl  5cl Vieille Grande Champagne; text line between alcohol percentage and 5cl; cotisation mark on the back  5cl Vieille Grande Champagne; text line above alcohol percentage and 5cl: 'product of France'  5cl on the bottom left; line in red: 'premier grand cru du cognac'

17f. Napoléon
5cl Napoleon; alcohol percentage on the left below and content on the right  5cl Napoleon; alcohol percentage on the left below and content on the right; additional line of text underneath  5cl Napoleon; 5cl and 40%vol on the left below and a cotisation mark on the right  5cl Napoleon; no content or ABV stated  5cl Napoleon; gold coloured cap; 5cl stated on the left below (very vaguely) and 40%vol on the right below.  5cl Napoleon; 40%vol on the left below and 50ml on the right; gold coloured cap  5cl napoleon; much greyer label, no box; text underneath the signature  5cl napoleon; much greyer label, no box; no text underneath the signature

17g. Fontpinot

green bottles:

5cl, necklabel with grande champagne cognac  5cl, necklabel with grande champagne cognac; smaller photo  5cl, necklabel with grande champagne cognac; smaller photo; importer data underneath  5cl, necklabel with grande fine champagne cognac  5cl stated left below, grande champagne  40%vol stated left below, 5cl stated right below, grande champagne. Chateau Fontpinot and cognac in almost blue letters  40%vol stated left below, 5cl stated right below, both in different size; grande champagne. Chateau Fontpinot and cognac in almost red letters5cl stated left below, with an addional line of text above; grande champagne.   Content and alcohol percentage stated in top left and right; grande champagne.   Label starts with Cognac, Chateau de Fontpinot; 40%vol below left and 5cl below right. Grande Champagne Réserve du Chateau.  Label starts with Cognac, Chateau de Fontpinot; 50ml on top left and 82(?)proof on top right. Grande Champagne Réserve du Chateau.  Label starts with Cognac, Chateau de Fontpinot; 50ml on top left and 82(?)proof on top right. Grande Champagne Réserve du Chateau. Silver cap, different bottle form  5cl grande fine champagne  5cl Chateau de Fontpinot (Frapin not mentioned)

clear bottles:

    Diferent colour farme around the label

Clear bottles Fontpinot with XO also stated:

5cl Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot; silver cap   5cl Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot; gold coloured cap; no text left and right of XO.  5cl Chateau Fontpinot; on lower left 50ml and on lower right ALC41%BYVOL     5cl Chateau Fontpinot; on lower left 5cl and on lower right 41%vol5cl Chateau MFontpinot; red frame; picture of chateau in main part of the label   5cl Frapin Chateau Fontpinot XO; with the feather emblem  5cl Frapin Chateau Fontpinot XO; with the feather emblem; low shoulder  5cl Frapin Chateau Fontpinot XO; with the feather emblem; low shoulder and a paper seal on top

17h. XO and VIP XO

 

5cl VIP XO, 40%Alc.Vol stated left below; 50ml right below  5cl VIP XO, 40%Vol stated left below; 5cl right below  5cl VIP XO, 40%Vol stated left below; 5cl right below. The brown square is probably a back-label  With VIP stated below and a red emblem above XO.

Cognac Grande Champagne, 'appellation cognac grande champagne controlee'; 5cl stated on the left  Grande Champagne, 'appellation grande champagne controlee'; 5cl stated on the left   Grande Champagne, 'appellation grande champagne controlee'; 50ml stated on the left  5cl, content not stated at frontside  With the feather emblem

17i. Très Vieille Grande Réserve and Supreme

Très Vieille Grande Réserve  5cl, Très Vieille Grande Réserve Napoleon; no content nor alcohol percentage stated  40% stated on the left below  40% stated on the left below; with a golden cap  alcohol percentage stated on the left and 5cl on the right below  With an additional line of text above Frapin  It says 'Cognac Frapin' above the emblem  Supreme

17j. Extra

5cl stated   5cl stated with Russian text on the back  50ml stated 50ml stated with the feather emblem

17k. Vintage

1914 grande champagne

17l. Sample bottles (these were filled up by a third party)

3cl vsop 3cl fontpinot 3cl multisime no 6 3cl vintage 1993

 

17m. Miscellaneous

 

17n. 10-50cl miniatures:
VS:

35cl VS  35cl VS  50cl VS

VSOP:

35cl VSOP  35cl VSOP  35cl VSOP, content not stated  50cl VSOP

VIP XO:

35cl VIP XO  50cl VIP XO

Fontpinot XO:

  35cl Fontpinot  35cl Fontpinot without an engraved emblem on the bottle It seems to say 5cl, but this must be a 35cl  It seems to say 5cl, but this must be a 35cl; different cap 35cl Fontpinot with the feather emblem; 35cl stated below left and 41% below right  Different colour of the cap  35cl Fontpinot with the feather emblem; content and alcohol percentage not stated  35cl Fontpinot with the feather emblem; 35cl stated below left and 41% below right; with a grey cap and a silver band below that sits a bit higher  35cl XO Premier Grand Cru  375ml (without 'Premier Grand Cru')

XO various:

50cl XO carafe (1990s)  50cl XO in a case, together with a domino-bottle

Vintage:

ca 35cl, 1860 35cl 1979 vintage 20 years old 35cl 1982 vintage 20 years old 35cl 1983 vintage 20 years old 35cl 1985 vintage 18 years old  35cl Chateau de Fontpinot vintage 1985, 20 years old  35cl Chateau de Fontpinot vintage 1986, 20 years old

Miscellaneous:

Miss You, grande champagne 35cl

Ace, king, queen and jack of hearts, front and back, Haviland Limoges, with stopper on the front (5cl XO cognac):

    

Ace, king, queen and jack of hearts, Limoges, with different stopper (5cl XO cognac):

   

Mahjong, 25cl XO:

18. Magnums

1.5L magnum  1.5L stated; letters are in red; Moon import (Italia)  1.5L Magnum  1.5L magnum


Reacties

Frapin Bottle Catalog — 2 reacties

  1. Difficult to say because there are not many around. You have to be lucky to find one. So there is no real way of estimating a price.
    If you are selling, you have to be lucky to find a collectioneer, but then it could easily be over €100,-.
    If I had one I would not sell it for less.

  2. Hey! I Wonder whats the value on the frapin domino bottles in the suitcase? Have never seen it before and its not for sale anywhere. Thank you for answer. Best regards Erik

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