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Jean Fillioux Cep d'Or Grande Champagne Cognac (700ml)

Cognac, FRANCE
$164. 99
$1979.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Tasting note: [from a 20ml sample] Deep gold, the sweetly scented bouquet is almost rum-like conjuring brown sugar, melted butter then later suggestions of crème caramel, vanilla, cocoa and white pepper. Impossible not to like. Lean, slightly astringent entry builds to a medium dry, mildly peppery mid palate; finish is creamy with a burst of sweet spices (ginger bread, cinnamon). Concludes with hints of cocoa, dried fruits and white pepper lingering in the aftertaste. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... The vanilla oak plays the lead role midpalate, but allows dashes of dried pear and apricot to come through. The firm aftertaste is extended and rich in an almost-but-not-quite rancio manner. 90-95 points - www.wineenthusiast.com