Hennessy XO Cognac Vintage Bottle Rare 1980s 1Litre
Hennessy XO Cognac Vintage Bottle Rare 1980s 1Litre - An old bottling of Hennessy's stunning and world famous XO cognac. We estimate this was bottled in the very early 1980s for Hong Kong Duty Free market. In original box with original bottle paper and in great condition.
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Hennessy XO Cognac 700mL 40% ABVHennessy XO Cognac is an iconic cognac from Hennessy is a blend of some incredible crus: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fin Bois. This bottle is a flagship of the Grande Maison de Hennessy - and its decanter was designed in 1947. The 100 eaux-de-vie assembled to create X.O were aged for a long time - some for 30 years - to give an unparalleled robustness. Maurice Hennessy gave the name X.O to this extraordinary "extra old" cognac. Created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his circle of friends, X.O was introduced a new style of Cognac without comparison. Hennessy X.O is the Original, the emblematic icon of the House. Deep and powerful, the eaux-de-vie of Hennessy X.O are aged in young barrels and marked out by their power and energy, but also by their capacity to achieve a great roundness through time. Our Tasting Committee has explored every facet of the blend and they have identified several emotions that they have assimilated to an Odyssey through 7 chapters: - 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 that have patiently aged in oak barrels. - Spicy Edge: Perception of a strong spicy note. It tantalises 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. - Infinite Echo: The evanescent oak notes leave a long, omnipresent finish in their wake. Seemingly endless, it echoes all of the subtleties of each taste and sensation that has preceded it.
Hennessy XO Cognac Tasting NotesHennessy XO Cognac is a powerful and rather woody blend, with spicy aromas, complex but remains round. This rich cognac brings oak and leather together with slightly sweet notes of flower and fruit. A well balanced work, with a good sense of pepper and rancio.
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