Jean Fillioux Cognac So Elegantissime XO Carafe 41% 700ml
Very floral nose, spring flowers, hawthorn, wild rose, acacia, mixed with aromas of white peach and nectarine. A touch of violet candy. Delicious liveliness on the palate with aromas of passion fruit, lemon pie, dried apricot. Long finish on sweet spices, coriander, cardamom. In short ... Extremely elegant!
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.
- “★★★★★ – Highest Recommendation” – Spirit Journal
- 96 points – Number One – Falstaff Bar & Spirits Guide 2014 (Austria)
- “Very beautiful Cognac, with a lot of finesse” – Sommeliers International
- “Mark of Excellence” – Excellent Magazine
- « Pure first taste, fresh [...] perfectly matches with caviar » – Sommeliers International March 2016