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Hennessy Richard Hennessy Cognac (700ml)
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- ABV 40%
In 1765, Richard Hennessy laid the foundations of a priceless collection made up of his most exceptional eaux de vie. Since then, eight generations of the Hennessy family have enriched the Founder's warehouse with their own contributions of the finest cognacs produced during their lifetimes. It is from this collection that Hennessy has created Richard Hennessy, as a homage to its founder.
Richard Hennessy is made up of more than 100 of the most exceptional eaux de vie, some of which date from the early 19th century. Each one has been selected for its unique qualities. Balanced and complex, the rich bouquet slowly releases a succession of aromas that have built up over the years: vanilla, spices, pepper and delicately fragrant flowers.In the mouth, the infinitely refined texture reveals an extraordinary palette of flavours that blends spices, the subtle essence of ripe fruit and the finesse of oak.
A tulip-shaped taster’s glass, or a small snifter will warm the spirit and guarantee the gradual but full release of the aromas. According to Talleyrand, celebrated 18th-century French politician and illustrious customer of Hennessy, to enjoy a cognac such as Richard Hennessy one must 'cradle the glass in the palm of one’s hand, swirl the spirit to release its full aroma, lift it to one’s nostrils, inhale deeply and then... set it down and discuss its virtues'.
'Hennessy's pinnacle achievement'.
Tasting notes: A blend of over 100 Cognacs, some of which date back to the early 1800s. The aroma requires time; when it does emerge, it blossoms into a multilayered bouquet laced with tea leaves, red pepper, dried fruit and old oak. Starts sweet and caramel-like at entry; sensational midpalate features rancio, raisins, vanilla extract, dried flowers and honey. Finish is semisweet. Hennessy's pinnacle achievement.
Rating: 95-100 CLASSIC. Highest Recommendation. - www.wineenthusiast.com
Other reviews... A rich man’s Cognac that delivers the goods. Colour: Rich and vibrant mahogany. Nose: A rich melange of vanilla, herby floral and spice notes overshadowed by red roses. Palate: Complex, rich and balanced, no one flavour stands out; it takes on a character of its own, alluring and with flavours that just go on and on; Some detect cherries whilst I revel in the baklava-like oriental, languidly sweet finish. Comment: A connoisseurs Cognac living up to its presentation. 40%Alc./Vol.
- Tasting note by Franz Scheurer, AGT Wine Magazine, Cognac Tasting 27th May 2005.
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