Cognac Jean Fillioux

Jean Fillioux Cognac estate La Pouyade
Watercolour representing the domain of La Pouyade in the 90’s painted by Dominique Poirot.

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.

 

Then comes the “secret”: day after day, month after month, year after year, Christophe Fillioux, and his father Pascal, can be found in their cellars sniffing, breathing, tasting, making notes, re-tasting, blending, moving barrels, and listening to his cognacs growing older and older. It’s like a ballet in wood and darkness where only he can hear the music. The results are just sublime, undeniable proof that Pascal Fillioux well deserves his reputation as “Magician of Aromas” that the region has given him.

 

Tasting Notes

Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac COQ

A young, light and pleasantly fresh Grande Champagne with floral notes and vine blossoms, perfect for cocktails.

 

REVIEWS

"4 stars" 

Spirit Journal

 

Gold medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2018

Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac La Pouyade

8 years old 

Perfectly balanced for a rather young Grande Champagne, an interesting personality with floral notes of spring flowers, fruit aromas, apricot and grape, with notes of almond. Perfect with smoked salmon, blue cheese, pates and prosciutto, it is also the whisky lovers' favorite.

 

REVIEWS

96 points / Best of 2017 / Best Buy

"The mild aroma hints at vanilla and stone fruit. The palate is balanced and lovely, starting with gentle vanilla and

caramel enlivened by fresh pear and stone fruit, and finishing on a mellow baking spice note."

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

 

"Highly Recommended"

Cognac Magazine

 

"4 stars"

Spirit Journal 

Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac Cep d'Or

XO Selection

12 years old

Vivacious aromas of lilac and jasmine give way to some notes of ripe fruit, dried fruit and walnut. This delicious Grande Champagne has a spicy finish that will be perfect for Provencal, Italian or even Mexican cooking.

 

REVIEWS

94 points / Best of 2017

"Instead of dessert, sip on this tawny Cognac. Dusty

cocoa and pecan pie richness vie for the palate

alongside vanilla and cream caramel, with hints of apple and a zing of ginger and nutmeg. All together, the effect is not overly sweet but still distinctly, enticingly dessert-like."

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

 

96 points. "Highly Recommended, Superb"

Wine Enthusiast, 2013

 

"5 stars" 

Spirit Journal


Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac Tres Vieux

XO Extra

Over 25 years old

The House’s flagship, a very powerful, elegant and noble cognac with some notes of jammy fruit, orange marmalade, quince, pear and loads of vanilla. A sipping Cognac for the Connoisseurs.

 

REVIEWS

Double Gold Medal

San Francisco Spirits Competition, 2016

 

"Highest Recommendation" 

Wine Enthusiast

 

5 stars "Highest Recommendation"

Spirit Journal

 

"93 Points. Excellent / Highly Recommended"

Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2011

 

"Top 10 Cognacs"

Wine Enthusiast, 2007

Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac XO Grande Reserve

Over 30 years old

A scrumptious cognac offering deep aromas of vanilla, honey, cinnamon and exotic fruits, ending with rich and spicy hot chocolate flavors.

 

REVIEWS

97 points, Chairman's Trophy!

Extraordinary,

Ultimate Recommendation

"Poised and elegant bouquet of dried apricot, orange blossom, wildflower honey, baked pecans, and warm brioche. Full-bodied with notes of mocha, tinned peach, vanilla, and hints of rancio, it is long, sumptuous, and delicious. A classic spirit indeed."

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018

 

5 stars "Highest Recommendation”

Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal 

 

"97 points, Extraordinary,

Ultimate Recommendation"

Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2013

Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac Reserve Familiale

50 years old

This exceptional cognac is in itself a journey in the infinite world of aromas and flavors; everything is there incessantly tickling your taste buds: dried, candied fruit, rich rancio, leather, cigar box, toasted cocoa bean, vanilla and toffee. The finish is silky, with notes of honeyed and peppery spices.

 

REVIEWS

#1 Cognac

"25 Favorite Brandies of All Time"

Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal)

 

"Highly Recommended"

Wine Enthusiast

 

5 stars "Highest Recommendation”

Spirit Journal

 

"An elegant cognac with a beautiful freshness."

Sommeliers International

 

"A Cognac to savour over a long time, sip by sip, eyes closed. Pure pleasure!"

Sommeliers International 


Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac Cigar Club

40% -  A very beautiful Grande Champagne Cognac with a great personality; powerful. A velvety nose with notes of vanilla and honey. Very complex and unctuous palate with jammy aromas, prune, and orange, then notes of cinnamon and dark chocolate. Very long finish with notes of licorice and spices coming through, toasted coffee. A perfect cognac to go with your favorite Havana cigar and some pieces of dark chocolate, at 70 - 80% cocoa. 

 

REVIEWS

4 stars, Highly Recommended

"Beautiful mahogany / sinopia color; unblemished purity. This opening aroma is muted and reluctant so I back off for ten minutes; following more aeration, the aroma comes alive in the exotic forms of baked banana, roasted meat, BBQ sauce, fish oil, cocoa bean, and soy sauce. Entry bursts with soy sauce, Asian cooking spice-like flavors that are elemental, bitter, vegetal, and spicy; midpalate takes an unexpected left turn as it highlights desert dry flavors of black tea / orange pekoe, bean curd, and green vegetable that mingle with the dried apricot and raisiny fruits; there is a massive taste explosion here. Finishes long, bittersweet, caramelized onion-like, toasted marshmallow-like, and utterly lucious. A wonderfully weird, deeply flavorful cognac that takes a couple of bizarre turns that produce delightful results."

Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal, Dec. 2018 

 

93 points. Excellent / Highly Recommended

"Reminiscent of rich oiled leather, pipe tobacco, campfire, and sultry stewed stone fruits, this is a Cognac meant to be savored. Big and bold flavors of smoke, raisin, burnt orange peel, and savory, earthy brown spice add depth. Very complex."

Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2017

 

97 points. 

Cigar & Spirits Magazine, 2014

 

"Pure, very delicate, elegant, and fine, ample and round. A tasting Cognac, subtle and refined....One of the sommeliers' favourites."

Sommeliers International

Jean Fillioux Grande Champagne Cognac SO Elegantissime

41% - Very floral nose, spring flowers, hawthorn, wild rose, acacia, with some notes of white peach and nectarine. A touch of violet bonbon. Deliciously lively on the palate with some aromas of passion fruit, lemon tart, and dried apricot. Long finish with some notes of sweet spices coming through, coriander, and cardamom. In one word...Elegantissime!

 

REVIEWS

5 stars. "Highest Recommendation"

Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal

 

96 points. Number One

Falstaff Bar & Spirits Guide 2014 (Austria)

 

“Very beautiful Cognac, with a lot of finesse”

Sommeliers International

 

 

 

 

45% - This barrel of a unique Cognac has been carefully selected and bottled for Heavenly Spirits.  Only 240 bottles available.

 

A single origin, single Cru, single barrel number 96, non-chill filtered Cognac from the exclusive Golden Triangle of Grande Champagne, beautifully aged in a "second fill" wide-grain Limousin oak barrel. Bottled in June 2018.

 

Color: Deep gold with copper nuances, beautiful brightness.

 

Nose: The nose explodes with candied orange peel, mango and licorice.

 

Palate: Years of ageing have delivered lovely dry apricot notes, ripe melon, peach

syrup and almond paste. Delightful long finish, with citrus fruits, plus a hint of milk

chocolate!

 

REVIEWS

5 stars. Highest Recommendation

"Pretty copper color; flawless clarity. The aroma right from the very first sniff conveys gracefulness, integration, and power through expressive aromas of spiced pear, chocolate covered raisins, and cherry blossom; later whiffs pick up earthy, oak-impacted traces of hard cheese, sawdust, marzipan, and almond butter. Entry features the oak influence, in particular, in the sap-like, honeyed opening flavor that's succulent, acidic and therefore fresh, and peppery / piquant; midpalate brings all the taste aspects together for an illustrative exhibition of Grande Champagne wallop and charm as the flavor profile goes orchard fruit-like, intensely oaky and resiny, honeyed, spicy, and espresso-like. Ends long, oily, toasted, toffee-like, and buttery in texture. Loved it."

Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal, Dec. 2018