Created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his circle of friends, Hennessy X.O. Cognac was born at a turning point in history and introduced a new style of cognac: bold, rich and complex
The 100 eaux-de-vie assembled to create Hennessy XO Cognac were aged for a long time ‚Äì some for 30 years ‚Äì to give an unparalleled robustness. Maurice Hennessy gave the name XO to this unique ‚Äúextra old‚Äù cognac.
Its intense and deep amber color is a sign of its strength. Its flavors of candied fruit and its subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony: a mark of its roundness. To taste, a smooth, full sensation gives a simultaneously powerful and soft tonality with a hint of cocoa and a warm fruity presence. The long finish expresses all the complexity of the cognac‚Äôs blending and its long aging process.