The original extra-old Cognac, Hennessy X.O, an icon of Hennessy Cognac: single 70cl bottle, exclusive Members-only price
Hennessy X.O (Extra Old) is an icon of Hennessy, the original ‘extra-old’ Cognac, first bottled in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for family and friends. Darker and much more complex than the VSOP, with appealing leather and tobacco notes and a touch of spice—it’s a great cigar Cognac, the result of craftsmanship that has been honed for more than a century.
The powerful eaux-de-vie in this blend achieve a roundness over time—the result is a bold, rich Cognac which has remained unchanged since its creation. Some 100 of the finest eaux-de-vie are carefully selected and aged to create this sophisticated blend—and it is the ageing process which distinguishes X.O from Hennessy’s other blends. The eaux-de-vie are aged for a minimum of 10 years in mainly French oak barrels.
Nose: The first wave, rich in dried-fruit aromas such as prunes and dried figs overcomes you. The aromas evolve to more dense notes of chocolate and black pepper, mellowed by cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Palate: Very balanced on the palate, X.O confirms the aromas discovered by scent: dried fruit and chocolate. Elegant and robust, it reveals balance, roundness and harmony among aromas underlined by the strength of peppery notes and vegetable fragrances from the oak. Finish: A lovely long aftertaste is enrobed in velvet, conferring the last sweet notes of cinnamon and vanilla.
Code XO20LV01. Single bottle Hennessy X.O (Extra Old). RRP £150 plus delivery. CCUK £123 including free UK mainland delivery.