Hennessy XO Extra Old Cognac 750ml
Hennessy's XO first debuted in 1870, crafted by Maurice Hennessy for friends and family. The blend incorporates over 100 eaux-de-vie with ages up to 30 years. It's said to be the first XO ever released, with Hennessy dubbing that name himself. According to the brand, that's why the full name is technically Hennessy The Original X.O.
Proof: 86 | Cask: French Oak | Double Distilled | Age Minimum 6 Years in Oak Barrels
It's 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. More a masculine XO.
Nose: Rich, Full-bodied with dark dried fruit notes, Dates, Plums, Cinnamon and Sultana.
Palate: Poised, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Prunes, Dark Chocolate, Dried fruits, Nutty flavor.
Finish: Absolutely splendid with Caramel, Custard, and Oak.