Reserve Familiale. Decidedly not cheap but we were enjoying so much that we didn't include tasting notes!..below is what the experts have to say.
One of the benchmark expressions of Cognac, a blend of 50- to 55-year-old eaux-de-vie. This has everything. On the nose, it’s earthy and autumnal, offering fresh apple peel and dried leaves, yet also incredibly bright. On the palate, it’s unbelievably complex and exhibits all levels of rancio. One moment there’s a gush of fleshy tropical and citrus fruit, the next antique furniture varnish, then an exotic bazaar of spices. Meanwhile, throughout there’s an underlying note of evergreen forest. The profound finish stays with you for what feels like hours. 98 Points Vinous, September 2019
In July 2013, Jean Fillioux Reserve Familiale Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac was named named Top 40 Spirit in the world by F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, praised it for its "Tart, densely fruity, startlingly fresh for its age, and acutely resiny; midpalate is multilayered, cheese-like, woodsy, herbal, honeyed and rich. Crazy delicious. Phenomenally luscious. A benchmark for the ages from the genius of Pascal Fillioux."
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.
Exclusively from Ugni Blanc grapes harvested on the Fillioux estate (the estate only grows this single varietal grape). Once the grapes are harvested in late September or early October, they are immediately pressed into a grape must. The must enjoys a high acidity and is lacking in tannins, making it ideal for fermentation and distillation. After Fillioux has fermented the must into a wine, he distills the wine twice through a traditional, antique charentais-pot still. Importer Notes
Jean Fillioux Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac
- Brand: Jean Fillioux
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 2
- SKU #: 808