Hennessy XO Cognac
All the grapes used to create Hennessy cognacs are born of the unique soil of the Cognac region surrounding the River Charente. Ugni Blanc grapes are harvested, crushed, fermented, and then distilled according to strict practices perfected over time.
Region: Cognac, France
Nose: Rich, full-bodied with dark dried fruit notes. Dates, plums, sultana.
Palate: Poised, rich, cocoa, dried fruits, nutty.
Finish: Caramel, custard and oak.
Richard Hennessy founds the House of Hennessy in 1765, in Cognac, France. With his partners, he succeeds in establishing a thriving business exporting brandies, mostly to his native Ireland, and England.