Nose: Rich, full-bodied with dark dried fruit notes. Dates, plums, sultana.
Palate: Poised, rich, cocoa, dried fruits, nutty.
Finish: Caramel, custard and oak.
I got a bottle of Hennessy X.O. Couple years ago for a friends birthday. When we opened it, it was amazing! It's warm and inviting, the taste is was everything that was promised and for some reason it reminds me of Christmas. I can't wait to get my own bottle and I have become a huge fan of the Hennessy brand.
I first sampled this elixir some 30 years ago on a holiday trip to the Bordeaux region which coincided with my 21st.
We enjoyed the Peter Ustinov narrated documentary on the history and a trip to the storage facilities where the heady scent filled your brain with the delight to come of the tasting!
I have since educated many friends to this magnificent brand.
May have to take a bottle with me to the afterlife!
St John Bevan
Just took it for the first time. Its mellow, with a rich taste. Soft on the palate. I'd take it anytime.