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Hennessy XO Lunar New Year 2021 Limited Edition by Liu Wei Cognac

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Cognac age
XO

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Hennessy Cognac
$ 390
excl. VAT excl. shipping

Tasting review

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Nose: A rich, fruity palate with prunes, Corinth raisins and sticky toffee pudding.

Palate: Dark chocolate and over-ripe plums. A little sultana character, cocoa butter and spice.

Finish: Spicy, vanilla-led finish with all kinds of dark fruits.

Growth area & soil: Blend

Bois Ordinaires
Borderies
Bons Bois
Fins Bois
Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

Hennessy XO Lunar New Year 2021 Limited Edition by Liu Wei Cognac

In honour of the Lunar New Year 2021, Hennessy collaborates with world renowned contemporary artist Liu Wei for a limited edition version of the iconic Hennessy XO Cognac. Entering the year of the Ox, Liu Wei’s design symbolizes the notion of Spring and draws inspiration from all that the season represents; spontaneous joy, new possibilities and a time for growth. Including a rich color palette that fuses the colors red and gold in the same way that the Hennessy’s skilful artisans blend together the different eaux-de-vie components when creating the Cognac itself. Standing proud with a long history, Hennessy XO was the first Cognac produced by the brand back in 1870 when Maurice Hennessy created the blend for his friends, Since then the iconic Cognac has become the emblem of Hennessy, renowned for its deep and powerful flavors that have come to life through the essence of time.

As the largest Cognac producer in the world, Hennessy dominates the Cognac region and spreads over the four grand cru regions including; Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois. With the largest reserve of eaux-de-vie worldwide, the choice of aromas means that this Cognac house has the ability to create some of the most exquisite and complex Cognac blends the industry has to offer. Matured in oak casks following double distillation in copper stills, the refined quality and pioneering know-how are what gave the House of Hennessy the world-class legacy that it owns today.

Presentation of the decanter

An ode to Spring and a time for joy, new opportunities and growth, Lie Wei’s design brings a pop of excitement and optimism to the Cognac shelf. A work of art in itself it is worthy of a place center stage, even long after the Cognac is gone. This red and gold show-stopping design arrives with a bespoke presentation box to match - a magnificent gift for X.O Cognac lovers and art enthusiasts alike. A one of a kind limited edition that inflicts a touch of luxury into the lives of those lucky enough to own a bottle.

How to enjoy

The Hennessy XO is the perfect Cognac for all Cognac drinkers, and can be enjoyed by newcomers just as much as aficionados. The fruity character and brand-certified quality means that it undoubtedly suits the palate that is exploring the world of Cognac for the first time. Meanwhile, it is complex enough to still excite even the most experienced and knowledgeable of connoisseurs. Sip this Cognac over ice, neat or with a fine cigar.

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About Hennessy Cognac

You may think, that with Hennessy’s ability to innovate and push boundaries, they are a thoroughly ‘modern’ Cognac brand. This is a large part of their immense success and influence. The very French brand based in the Charente region, in fact, dates all the way back to 1765 - to Ireland - but have managed to shapeshift enough times to remain more relevant than ever before - with current Master Blender Renaud Fillioux. Their range of uber-trendy products is ever expanding, and their marketing campaigns all the more captivating. There is no doubt that ‘Henny’ culture is alive and kicking: both Cognac and a fifth of Hennessy are mentioned in what seems like hundreds of songs. 

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