Jean Fillioux produce some of the finest Cognac on the planet, and this might just be the very best bottling in their range. This family owned Cognac-house have been making incredible spirit since their foundation way back in 1880. Indeed, they continue to bring skill and intelligence that has been passed down generation to generation to the process of Cognac making, with the current manager possessing nearly 70 years’ worth of experience. The estate could not have a better location, with the entirety of its grounds found in the “golden triangle” of the Grande Champagne cru. The “golden triangle” has the chalkiest, lime rich soil, meaning that the grapes grown here have the perfect level of acidity to create an incredibly flavoursome spirit. What’s more, the Grande Champagne cru is already recognised as the most prestigious region in Cognac, ensuring that this estate really does produce the very best. Jean Fillioux Cognac has a small vineyard of only 63 acres, which means that they cannot produce their spirit in the quantities seen in some of the larger houses, making it all the more exclusive.
This superb bottle is a testament to all this and more. This 1953 bottle of Jean Fillioux Cognac is about as extraordinary as it gets in the world of spirits. Few spirits of any description, let a lone fine Cognacs such as this, ever get to reach such an age. The spirit has been resting in French Oak casks for an astounding 57 years, meaning it is truly a once in a lifetime bottle. This long aging process in the cellars of the Fillioux estate have produced some incredibly rich flavours, of full dried fruits, dark honey, old sherry, overripe bananas and flowers. This is a spirit that rewards patience with a glissando of aroma, flavour, and a finish that lasts and lasts. Comes complete with a beautiful wooden presentation box, and would make the ideal gift for any spirit lover. Note that due to the extreme scarcity of stock, this is a 35cl bottling.