Hennessy `Richard Hennessy ` Cognac (2 x 700mL), France. Cork closure.
Hennessy’s Richard Hennessy is an incredibly complex cognac made of exceptional ‘eaux-de-vie’ aged up to 200 years old. It embodies the soul of the House of Hennessy. For a limited time we are offering Complimentary Personalisation. 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 an 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. The finesse of the finished cognac is a testament to years spent slowly maturing in oak barrels.
Its wonderful amber colours show a pure and warm intensity, foretelling of an undeniable power to come.
In the mouth, the spices, notes of leather and preserved fruits appear and reappear over and over, returning to emphasise the aromatic complexity of the nose in one magnificent symphony of flavour. The extraordinary persistence of the finish is on-going revelation of the many facets of RICHARD HENNESSY.
To savour the full flavour of this exceptional cognac is a privilege. Take a tulip-shaped taster’s glass, or a small snifter of the finest crystal, ensure the opening of the glass is small, this will guarantee the gradual release of the aromas. According to Talleyrand, famous 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”.
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