Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Jean Fillioux Cigar Club Cognac: a Late Evening Delight
Jean Fillioux Cigar Club Cognac is a 100% Grande Champagne Cognac that is supple in character, fruity, full-bodied and elegant with a lingering palate. As the name suggests, this Premier Cru expression is perfect for enjoying with a good cigar.
Founded in 1880 by Honoré Fillioux, the House of Filioux is now run by his great-grandson Pascal. The famous Domaine de La Pouyade - their 63-acre family vineyards - lie in the ‘golden triangle’ of Grande Champagne, between the Angeac-Champagne, Juillac-le-Coq and Verrières communes. For five generations the family have been tending to the soil here, growing Ugni Blanc grapes which produce wines that are low in alcohol and tannins, but high in acidity - the perfect combination for distilling flavorful eaux-de-vie. The micro-terroir of the golden triangle has for a long time been regarded to produce the finest parcels of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, but only with the aid of extended aging to reach their full potential.
Fillioux Cognac is famous for being an intimate, small-scale family production - and indeed, Pascal Fillioux oversees everything from the soil and the grapevines to the distillation and bottling. Carrying on skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, his estate belongs to a select group of family-owned Cognac producers that have maintained an appreciation for quality and centuries-old traditions. Thanks to Pascal’s dedication and unwavering loyalty, the House of Fillioux continue to create true masterpieces of Cognac to this day.
Presentation of the Bottle
The tall, elegant bottle features a thin neck, a heavy glass base and cigar-colored foil on the neck, matching the elegant label. The presentation tube features an attractive wood-effect print, making this a great gift.
How to Enjoy Jean Fillioux Cigar Club Cognac
The complex tasting notes of this Cognac are best showcased in a tulip glass. After pouring, allow the liquor to breathe for 30 seconds to fully concentrate the delicate aromas before you take a sip. Needless to say, this is an excellent accompaniment to a fine cigar but it’s also a great Cognac to pair with some strong dark chocolate.
About Jean Fillioux Cognac
Covering fifty acres of land in the heart of Grande Champagne, Jean Fillioux Cognac is an independent, family run estate that has been producing eaux-de-vie of high quality through four generations. Proud of their traditional methods, the current owner, Pascal J. Fillioux, ensures that not one bottle leaves the estate without being controlled by him from start to finish.
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