Cognac Jean Fillioux Très Vieux
Jean Fillioux // Grand Champagne, France
Cognac Jean Fillioux has a heritage dating back to 1880. The house was founded by Honore Fillioux, and currently is run by 4th generation owner Pascal Fillioux, and his son, Christophe. They are not only within Grande Champagne, but within what is known as the "golden triangle" of the 1er Cru de Cognac. Très Vieux is the house's flagship expression, aged for 25 years.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeFrench oak
"Find a spicy nose, with oak and zest, as well as a punch of sharp white pepper. This gives way to a surprisingly sweet and smooth palate, with a range of light fruits. The palate is also slightly nutty, with oak and raisins. The finish is short and easy, with vanilla, cocoa, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. A smooth and refined Cognac."