Jean Fillioux Cognac ‘Cep d’Or’ XO Grande Champagne 1er Cru 13-15yrs 40% 700ml:
A perfectly delicious Grande Champagne Cognac, vivacious aromas of spring flowers, lilac, jasmine. Then some notes of ripe fruit, banana, melon; dried fruit, raisins, walnut. A long finish with some spicy notes coming through, anise, caraway. Perfect for a party with your friends to go with some exotic and spicy cooking, Provençale, Italian, Chinese, Indian and Mexican cooking.
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Founded in 1880 by Honoré Fillioux, the company is now run by his great-grand-son Pascal J. Fillioux. The vineyards lie in the heart of the Grande Champagne in the 'golden triangle': Verrières, Angeac-Champagne and Juillac-le-Coq. It is well known, this area yields the most delicate and finest Cognacs, and requires long oak barrel ageing to achieve maturity: the ageing is the key. Nothing will be done without Pascal's full control, from wines to labels and from soil to bottle. It's a one-man-show. The men in the Fillioux dynasty have each borne a great love to their region and their soil. They have, from generation to generation, been blessed with an exceptional 'nose': that one, unique, talent that sets apart those who love greatness and those who are actually able to create it. The House of Jean Fillioux belongs to a select group of traditional family estates who have successfully defended their upper quality niche over several decades by producing consistently authentic Cognacs that rest on century-old traditions, patience and love to become the masterpieces true connoisseurs appreciate.