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Hennessy Red Blend Cognac Xo 2008

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Great grandson of the Founder of the House of Hennessy, Maurice Hennessy, was inspired by his intuition that modernity and rarity would be come synonymous - hence he created this original "eXtra Old" cognac, which the House of Hennessy say is the finest XO since 1870. Hennessy XO is a blend of around one hundred old "eaux-de-vie" from Cognac's finest growing regions, which are carefully matured in their cellars. This is a spicy and structured cognac, with vanilla and cinnamon on the palate. It can be served neat, but is often enjoyed on the rocks.

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Hennessy:
The world’s largest and possibly most recognizable Cognac brandy producer was established by Irish entrepreneur Richard Hennessy in the late 18th century. Hennessy served in the French army for 12 years to gain citizenship, and it is for this reason that the “bras armé” is the official symbol of the brand. Jean Fillioux was hired as the first master blender in 1786. T... Read more
The world’s largest and possibly most recognizable Cognac brandy producer was established by Irish entrepreneur Richard Hennessy in the late 18th century. Hennessy served in the French army for 12 years to gain citizenship, and it is for this reason that the “bras armé” is the official symbol of the brand. Jean Fillioux was hired as the first master blender in 1786. The brandy is produced within the four main regions of Cognac, France: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, and Fins Bois, and is a blend of Cognacs produced and barrelled by independent growers and distillers. The brand boasts the largest Cognac aging facility, with the capacity to age and store a quarter million casks. Moët Champagne acquired the brand in 1971 to become the Moët Hennessy Group. Hennessy is considered a luxury brand, with a recent popularity among celebrities and followers of the hip-hop music scene. New marketing efforts have expanded the brand offerings to include Pure White (an unaged release), Hennessy Black (a young release produced as a cocktail mixer), and Fine de Cognac (a VSOP blend).  Read less

Member Reviews for Hennessy Red Blend Cognac Xo

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Snooth User: gkam
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4.50 5
11/04/2007

Smooth and full of bouquet


Snooth User: AqD
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3.00 5
08/28/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Salmanazar7
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5.00 5
Vintage: NV 09/28/2007

My favourite.


External Reviews for Hennessy Red Blend Cognac Xo

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Hennessy X.O is blended from more than 100 eaux-de-vie specially selected from the four first growing areas. Rich, full-bodied and complex, Hennessy X.O combines the spicy aromas of oak and leather wi


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Source: NapaCabs.com
08/16/2011

DOUBLE GOLD SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION - Fat, rich flavors with hints of charred oak and a slight sweetness in the finish.


External Review
01/29/2009

The Hennessy XO is the first designated "extra old" cognac, created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for the enjoyment of the Hennessy family. This cognac is blended from more than 100 eau-de-vie and exhibits that carefully blending's


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/26/2011

Hennessy has released a limited-edition Hennessy X.O. 888 Gift Box, featuring one Hennessy X.O. 750 mL bottle and two Hennessy Baccarat designed glasses in a decorative gift box. The gift box was launched in celebration of August 8, 2008 (8/8/08), the Opening of the Beijing Olympics in China. The number eight holds cultural significance in Asia, as a number of good fortune and wealth.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

95 points - Wine EnthusiastHennessey Paradis Extra 750mlParadis Extra is the fruit of a series of marriages between hundreds of different eaux-de-vie, nurtured to maturity by successive generations


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Hennessy has released a limited-edition Hennessy X.O. 888 Gift Box, featuring one Hennessy X.O. 750 mL bottle and two Hennessy Baccarat designed glasses in a decorative gift box. The gift box was la


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Hennessy X.O is blended from more than 100 eaux-de-vie specially selected from the four first growing areas. Rich, full-bodied and complex, Hennessy X.O combines the spicy aromas of oak and leather with the sweeter essences of flowers and ripe fruit. Well-balanced, the initial flourish is dominated by the powerful suggestion of pepper and rancio, which testify to the long years it has spent being aged. Complex and long-lasting.


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<p>Hennessy Paradis is a blend of over one hundred very old "eaux-de-vie" from Cognac's finest growing regions. Hennessy Paradis was created in 1979 by Maurice Fillioux. He chose to blend "eaux-e-vie" which had been selected by his grandfather. Today, Yann Fillioux, the 7th generation from his family to be Master Blender at Hennessy, stores aside "eaux-de-vie" which might be used by his successors.&nbsp;</p>


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