In 1870, more than a century after it was founded, the house of Hennessy released the first X.O cognac, a delicate and masterful spirit that earned as much critical success as an export as it did on the Continent. Now over 130 years later, Hennessy X.O Cognac remains one of the world’s most acclaimed and prestigious spirits.
This magnificent cognac is an assemblage comprised of more than 100 eaux-de-vie principally from Grande and Petite Champagne regions, with lesser percentages obtained from the other primary appellations. The constituent elements are aged up to fifty years in seasoned Limousin oak barrels and receive further aging after blending to allow the cognacs in the assemblage to fully integrate.
The Hennessy X.O is a full and supremely elegant cognac. It has a deep mahogany hue and a creamy, velvety textured body. The bouquet is lively and grows with each passing minute, offering aromas of ripe plums, figs, chocolate and a bevy of spices. The cognac washes over the palate with the robust flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, pears and black pepper. The finish is first class—long and flavorful.
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