Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Jean Fillioux Tres Vieux Cognac
A rather old Cognac, created purely from Eaux-de-vies from one of the Cognac’s finest regions; Grande Champagne. Born from the soil that produces the highest quality grapes for the production of Cognac, the Jean Fillioux Tres Vieux Cognac is a prestigious choice. Offering a unique flavour, embodied with vanilla aroma, notes of candied fruit, orange marmalade, quince and pear, this Cognac creates a taste that lingers. Holding a finish that is long and rich, boasting notes of oak and spice, this is a Cognac you won’t forget in a hurry.
With a heritage dating back to 1880, Jean Fillioux has undeniable Cognac expertise. A family business founded by Honore Fillioux four generations ago, great grandson Pascal Fillioux is now the proud owner together with his son, Christophe. Guaranteeing that no product leaves the estate without his observant eye being cast across the process from start to finish, the highest quality is guaranteed in every sip. The Maison Fillioux is situated not only in one of the most prestigious regions in the Cognac, Grande Champagne, but takes up 50 acres within the “golden triangle” of the 1er Cru de Cognac. It is proudly presented from one of the highest acclaimed micro-terrior of the entire six Cognac regions. Sitting amongst a setting as elegant as the beverages produced, the Maison enjoys a rolling Campaniam landscape that hosts soils capable of creating some of the richest flavours within the Cognac.
Presentation of the bottle
Mirroring the elegance that lies beneath the bottle, this Cognac is displayed in white and gold detailing, effortlessly conveying its superiority. Through the sophisticated white-label, the deep mahogany colour of the Eaux-de-vie stands out and the depth of the Cognac's flavour can be seen evidently from the first glance. Oozing class from the stylish choice of font, to the presentation of the expensive-looking box. This is the perfect bottle to feature prominently on the dining table or to be generously presented as a gift. A Cognac that will stand out on the shelf, this is one to be placed proudly on display. With Pascal J. Fillioux ensuring that he casts an eye over every single bottle, you can guarantee perfection in each purchase.
How to enjoy
To fully embody all that Jean Fillioux is renowned for, this Cognac should be enjoyed amongst a situation of elegance and style. Acting as the perfect after-dinner tipple, it is a beverage that suits the finest dining occasions. Pair this prestigious Cognac with a delicious meal and your evening will be upgraded to its full stylish potential.
Fillioux Tres Vieux
I have a house in Charente, and while I am more of a scotch expert than I am of cognac, I have drunk a fair amount and have neighbours with strong views. I was at a get together when I was given a glass of Fillioux Tres Vieux and I thought it was nectar. I told my host that it was as good as any cognac I could remember, and on leaving to my surprise he generously gave me a bottle. I have shared it in England, as I have Hine and Maudet in the Charente.
I remain convinced it is the best I have tasted while recognising that I have not drunk the most expensive cognacs around. It is smooth but has more character than some of the finer grand champagnes I have tried. It has the typical caramel and vanilla but somehow seems to balance the velvet with structure and is forthright with a long finish. It is not inexpensive at 90 euros or so but for a top bottle that is to be expected.
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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