A benchmark in the art of blending, Hennessy V.S is quintessentially Hennessy. With its unique style, Hennessy V.S is the modern-day equivalent of the original Hennessy Three Star, and is the world’s most popular cognac of globally recognized quality (as well as the fifth largest premium spirit in the world). With its union of warm-hearted and full-bodied flavors, Hennessy V.S has endured through the ages and continues to seduce connoisseurs searching for a very special moment.
V.S is a blend of more than 40 eaux-de-vie primarily from Borderies and Fins Bois.The Power of Blending
On the nose, Hennessy V.S brings together an intense and fruity character with pleasant oaky notes.
On the palate, powerful flavors suggest grilled almonds, supported by lively notes reminiscent of fresh grapes.Fundamentally Hennessy
Demanding in its creation, yet immediately satisfying to taste, Hennessy V.S maintains its inimitable style across time.
As a reflection of Hennessy’s know-how, V.S audacious personality is the result of carefully selecting only the most expressive and distinctive eaux-de-vie. After several years of maturation in French oak casks, the eaux-de-vie are then blended with the mastery and consistency unique to the Maison Hennessy.A Unique Moment
Share Hennessy V.S to create a unique moment of enjoyment: savor it neat, on ice or with a mixer (such as apple or
cranberry juice, ginger ale, cola or club soda) to reveal the liveliness of its character.Hennessy Black
Distinctively smooth. Delicate flavors are punctuated by fresh and vigorous notes, achieving a surprising finesse. Hennessy Black is a stylish original cognac, which may be tasted neat or combined with a mixer.A Fresh Smoothness
On the nose, jasmine floral notes boldly make an immediate statement. Hints of citrus and honey follow, contributing a softer, warmer note.
In the mouth, Hennessy Black keeps these unexpected flavors, also releasing the cleansing characteristics of white flowers and fresh grapes.An Alluring Contrast
Smooth from the first aromas, yet intense throughout the tasting experience, Hennessy Black is an alluring, multi-faceted cognac.
Carefully selected and subtly matured in old oak barrels, the Hennessy Black eaux-de-vie play across the palate, revealing the most surprising flavors: a remarkable duality between smoothness and intense freshness.Extremely Versatile
Very easy to mix, thanks to its smooth, rounded character, Hennessy Black can also be enjoyed in shots or as the key ingredient in a variety of long drinks.Hennessy PrivilegeHistory
In October 1817, the future King George IV ordered a Very Superior Old Pale (V.S.O.P) from Hennessy. The initials V.S.O.P appear for the very first time on registers of sales of Hennessy cognacs exported to England.Blend
The complex and delicate blend of around sixty eaux-de-vie is made distinctive through the subtle presence of several from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Aged in barrels, which are free from powerful tannins, these eaux-de-vies provide Hennessy Privilege V.S.O.P with its delicate sophistication.Style
A balanced and harmonious cognac, the richness of the aromas offered by Privilege's nose stimulates the senses: elegant woody notes that spark spicy bursts of cinnamon and ripe fruit. In the mouth it becomes complex, releasing delicious, melting sensations of honey and liquorice, leaving the last word to aromas of grilled almonds and candied fruit.Hennessy X.O History
X.O was created in 1870 for the personal consumption of Monsieur Maurice Hennessy, his family and friends. X.O was sold in, and exported to Ireland that same year then in China from 1872. X.O, the original in the eXtra Old category, was re-launched in 1947, in the famous vine-themed flask designed by Gérald de Geoffre.Blend
At Hennessy, X.O is composed of over a hundred old eaux-de-vie, comprised of aged cognacs - some of which are over 30 years old. A long ageing in young Limousin oak barrels helps create a rich and powerful cognac thanks to the tannins in the wood.Style
X.O is a cognac that is generous in its rich, spicy aromas with complex hints and underlined by oak and black pepper. A first wave in the nose of dried fruits gives way to denser, chocolate aromas softened by cinnamon, clove and cardamom notes. Balanced, elegant and robust in the mouth, X.O reveals the fullness and harmony of its aromas supported by the power of pepper and vegetable notes. A beautiful, velvet-cloaked finish adds a few notes of cinnamon and vanilla.Hennessy ParadisHistory
In 1979, Maurice Fillioux created an outstanding blend composed of eaux-de-vie laid down by his grandfather, bringing Hennessy Paradis to life.Blend
Paradis is produced by successive blending bringing together hundreds of prestigious eaux-de-vie. Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne form the basis of the Paradis blend. Some of these eaux-de-vie are preserved in the Founder's Cellar. The oldest cognacs date back to the 19th century.Style
As heady and sensual as a tuberose, interwoven with spicy points, softened by bursts of dried flowers, Paradis plays on these aromatic paradoxes. A fireworks display of olfactory sensations, Paradis' spicy notes are flavoured with honey and truffles. None of this disappears in the mouth; everything reveals itself, with the aromas settling into place, forming a silky harmony with a very long finish.Richard HennessyHistory
Richard Hennessy represents the soul of the company, a combined work by time and Hennessy expertise. Richard Hennessy was created by Yann Fillioux in 1996 for enlightened connoisseurs.Blend
Richard Hennessy cognac is a blend of over a hundred eaux-de-vie, some drawn from the Founder's Cellar, created in 1774. These eaux-de-vie, a number of which date back to the first half of the 19th century, mostly come from the best vineyards on the best plots in Grande Champagne with just a few from Petite Champagne, Borderies Fins Bois.
Its rarity and quality find full expression through the eaux-de-vie from the 1st part of the 19th century which mainly originate from Folle Blanche, a grape variety replaced by Ugni Blanc following the phylloxera crisis.Style
Richard Hennessy, a complex cognac with infinite aromas, marries compositions from the past and present with the freshness of eternal youth. This gives it the architecture to provide perfect balance.
The nose gives, in turn, the aroma of delicate flowers, spices and pepper with a dominant note of nut and candied fruit. In the mouth it delivers the quintessence of its taste, with its candied fruit notes within an imperturbable harmony.
[Link to this Entry]