Anbaugebiet (Cru) & Boden: Blend
Hennessy VSOP Privilège ist ein Cognac, welcher für mindestens 4 Jahre in Limousin Eichenholzfässern zubringen durfte. Preislich nivelliert sich der Hennessy VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale, das 'S' kann auch 'Special' heißen) bei etwa 38 oder 45 $.
Truly a Privilege!
This is truly a Gem for the money and is great for special occasion or if you bump into it and find a great price, in this instance I found it at the best price i have ever found it. I write this as I am in Nebraska and it is about time I write a dedicated review about this delicious and underrated Cognac by Hennessy, I am a fan of this Blend and have always enjoyed it, like I enjoy all my Cognacs, neat, and room temperature and served with an appropriate glass. This blend in particular is 4-15 years old, one of my favorite VSOPs hands down, the Bottle is a unique shape and the color is amazing with a deep natural Red/Mahogany, This is quite an experience and I love to describe the details of this exquisite Privilege. Pours a slightly thick liquid, aromas are immediate and obvious of Vanilla and French oak, Spices, Clove and Cinnamon are next at the nose followed by candied fruit, raisin, plum and fig, citrus at the end, already making my mouth water and to savor the next step of the amazing experience. The Palate is delicate, and exceptionally smooth, please you must swirl this blend very well as you wait as it airs out and give it a little warmth from your hand to unlock all the potential of this beauty. Caramel, Vanilla, Oak, Spice, honey, Candied fruit with citrus, clove right at the finish with Cinnamon, does not have the bite as the VS at all! Completely smooth, aftertaste hints of Plum, spice, and honey and hints you to drink to last drop, and be inspired by this Masterpiece! Savory, pairs well with a chocolate brownie, or a cupcake, or any of such!, I am a man who has tried many Cognacs, and I will say, if you want to try Cognac, definitely try this one! It is worth the effort and worth every penny especially because of it’s blends and age!
An Honest Review
After finishing and enjoying this bottle, I had to look up and see how much a replacement would cost. When I saw it was only $35, I thought it was going to be a regular staple. Then I realized this was the Privilege, which runs about $70. Despite normally being a frugal cheapskate, I think I will be buying a new bottle.
** As a disclaimer, I inherited this bottle from a roommate for free, so the value for money is definitely 5 stars.
Surprisingly good at the price
I had a snifter of Hennessy VSOP earlier this evening at a restaurant following a pleasant dinner, and Iit was an ideal finishing touch to a fine meal. My previous experience with Hennessy Cognac was the VS or 3 star variety. I had previously been somewhat disappointed with the brand until this evening. The VSOP was very pleasant and satisfying, to say the least.
Nose: this is the most difficult for me to analyze, since the nose seems rather complex, and rather weak. Taste is better than nose, and I would describe it a s flavorfully complex but with definite honeyilike sweetness and significant tones of vanilla, and stronger hints of the oak from the casks. Not much in terms of floral or fruit hints to my palate. The finish initially a tad rough but became much smoother as time passed, and with a definite oak character. Long and decently satisfying. Compares well to the Courvoisier VSOP. A bit pricier, however and thereby ranked a bit lower in value for the money,
Über Hennessy Cognac
Im Hinblick auf Hennessys Innovation erwarten Sie einen durch und durch modernen Cognac. Im Kern ist Hennessy Cognac aber eine Marke mit langer Historie und Sitz in der Region Charente in Frankreich. Ihre Geschichte geht bis ins Jahr 1765 nach Irland zurück. Dennoch hat es das Cognac Haus geschafft, sich oft genug zu verändern, um nicht an Relevanz zu verlieren. Darauf beruht ein großer Teil ihres immensen Erfolges und Einflusses. Heute ist Hennessy bedeutsamer als je zuvor - mit dem aktuellen Master Blender Renaud Fillioux. Die Palette der zeitgemäßen Produkte wird ständig erweitert. So bleibt die "Henny"-Kultur zweifellos lebendig: Sowohl Cognac als auch Hennessy werden in hunderten von Songs und Videos erwähnt.
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