Jean Fillioux 1989 Cognac Grand Champgne 43% 700ml
Harvested and distilled in 1989, this Cognac was matured in French recent loose grain oak casks, in a cool damp cellar. Clear and intense on the nose with marmalade, black tea, sandalwood, saffron, orange blossom. Very rich and unctuous palate with dried fig, orange zest, pine tree and cloves completing this marvellous picture. Long and lovely finish with persistent aromas of grilled almonds, prune and tobacco.
Founded in 1880 by Honoré Fillioux, the company is now run by his great-grandson 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 the 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.