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"Richard Hennessy is the embodiment of 200 years of the history, knowledge and expertise of the Hennessy Maison, with a unique blend of exceptional and rare eaux-de-vie aged from 40 years to nearly 200 years old. Each carafe is numbered and made of pure hand-blown crystal.
"Its beautiful amber colour, deep and warm, foretells its undeniable strength. Its aroma fills the nose with delicate nuances of flowers, mixed spices, nutmeg and blanched fennel. The power and depth of the aroma is echoed in the mouth, where the spices, notably pepper, play a key supporting role. Then the structure takes shape: leather notes gather, alongside nuts and candied fruits.
"Rare and precious, this cognac is a product of man's mastery over time. An unparalleled range of aromas gives Richard Hennessy its unique complexity. It is structured to achieve a perfect balance, and only once it is tasted does it reveal its true meaning. Powerful and unexpected, Richard Hennessy reaches heights that approach cognac perfection." —producer
"The nosing passes discover seductive aromas of hazelnut, butterscotch, spice cake, pipe tobacco and honey. The palate entry offers succulent flavors of toasted bread, blueberries and light toffee; the midpalate features delightful tastes of brown sugar, cocoa, butterscotch, lychee, oak, vanilla, rancio, nougat and black plum. Concludes with elegance and grace. One of my favorite cognacs." —P.P., Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Double Gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2012, 2007, 2006, 2004)
Best Cognac, San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2012, 2004)
Best in Show, 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition