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 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 rich, dark chocolate.
Wood Crunches: A striking sensation is suddenly felt – the vigorous ebb and flow of oak notes interlaced with vanilla.