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Jean Filloux La Pouyade Cognac Review

Jean Filloux La Pouyade Cognac Review


Accolades:

Master at 2021 Cognac Masters


Double Gold at 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards


Brandy/Cognac of the Year at 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards


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.


Imported by Heavenly Spirits


MSRP: Around $75


Proof: 84°


Cognac age: 8+ years VSOP


Grape varietal: Ugni Blanc


Growth area: Grand Champagne


Nose 👃: Buttercream frosting.  Plum. Orange zest. Oak.  Tobacco.


Palate 👅: Toffee. Vanilla. Peach. Pastry crust. Orange zest. Honey. Heavy & silky mouthfeel.


Finish 🏁: Baking spices. Oak. Orange zest. Medium-long in length.


Overall thoughts?  This is a quality cognac at a good price.  It’s one of the best values you’ll find in the world of cognac.  It’s excellent as a neat sipper… and a fantastic friend of the bartender.



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