Jean Fillioux Vieux Pineau des Charentes

Vieux Pineau des Charentes red and white Jean Fillioux

Each year in October, 5th generation owner Christophe Fillioux harvests the Ugni Blanc grapes from his 63 acre vineyard, makes the wine and distills it in his classic alembic stills. After carefully selecting barrels from the cooperage, the young distillate is put to rest for 2 years, absorbing maximum tannins and color. Learn more about Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac.


Available in both red and white versions, these ten and fifteen-year-old "Vieux" Pineau are like nothing you have ever seen previously available in the US market. In other words, they are that good.


For maximum enjoyment of this exceptional Pineau, serve in a tulip-shaped glass to highlight its color and enhance its bouquet. Serve chilled. 

Tasting Notes

Vieux Pineau des Charentes Blanc

Aged 15 years and 17% ABV, very beautiful straw yellow color with glints of gold. Rich and clean nose with walnut and rancio aromas. Mellow, fat and round on the palate, it offers long and complex roasted almonds, dried fruits and honey flavors. A true and memorable delight when served cool as an aperitif or to go with foie gras. Also wonderful as a sauce base for tuna, salmon, rabbit or veal. 



Chairman's Trophy, 95 points. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation. 

Toasted almond, honey, and dates adorn the nose. The palate expresses more of a roasted almond and macadamia nut quality with moderate sweetness and a silky full finish. The nutty golden hue reflects the elegant flavor profile.

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014


4 stars. 

"Medium deep-amber. Tupelo honey appearance that’s perfectly pure – opening bouquet speaks a ripe apricot – with air contact, a vinous / leafy scent gets added to the aromatic mix along with a peppery back note. The palate entry is stunningly luscious and texturally rich. Midpalate is alive with an ambrosial banquet that’s both opulent and tart. Aftertaste is luxury long, focused, and properly fruity; what a glorious mouthful of delicious fruit!”

Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal


91 points

"Slightly savory hints of dried marjoram and mushroom highlight this complex, burnished-gold sipper. The palate opens with mild raisin sweetness and finishes nutty, oxidized and relatively dry. Serve with aged cheeses." 

Wine Enthusiast 2018


Vieux Pineau des Charentes Rosé

Aged 10 years and 17% ABV, sumptuous deep ruby color, fine and delicate nose blended with fine aromas of rancio. Mellow and round on the palate, it offers a burst of red berry flavors, especially blackcurrant and jammy raspberries blended with port savours. Enjoy as a cool aperitif. Goes well with foie gras, melon, strawberries, summer fruit salads or tasty chocolate cake.



4 stars

"The tawny / red brick hue with rose-colored core features bedazzles the eye – ideal purity… The texture is very full, almost voluptuous at palate entry as the fruit element remains dry… The aftertaste is long, fruity, mildly sweet, and pleasant; a pre-dinner drink that I’d serve straight from the coldest part of the refrigerator just on its own."

Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal


93 points

"This version is aged 10 years, giving it a ruddy hue and cinnamon and dried cherry aromatics. Rich and pleasingly weighty, cherry and raspberry lead into a nutty midpalate, finishing moderately long. Ideal for a dessert pairing with dark chocolate."

Wine Enthusiast 2018