Hennessy XO is the original ‘extra-old’ cognac, first bottled in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for family and friends. Hennessy XO is Darker and much more complex than the VSOP. It has an appealing leather and tobacco notes and a touch of spice – a great cigar Cognac.
Sweet Notes: The palate is warmly embraced by flavours of candied fruit.
Rising Heat: The intriguing sensation of an intense, rising heat slowly reveals the complex taste of Eaux-de-vie, aged in oak barrels.
Spicy Edge: Perception of a strong spicy cognac note, tantalising the lips and palate with its distinct peppery flavour intertwined with a hint of chocolate.
Flowing Flame: A wave of warmth grows, crests and then breaks. A robust presence, full and voluptuous, is felt.
Chocolate Lull: There is the gradual discovery of something very familiar. It is the well-rounded flavour of a rich, dark chocolate.
Wood Crunches: A striking sensation is suddenly felt – the vigorous ebb and flow of oak notes interlaced with vanilla.