master blend Hennessy
Since its founding in 1765, Hennessy has been guided by a passion to craft the world’s finest Cognacs – our drive to Never Stop. Never Settle. Hennessy Cognac is crafted with a strict set of standards defined by the Master Blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde and handed down from generation to generation. However, when it comes to enjoying Cognac, we haven’t followed any rules since 1765. The second batch of the Master Blender’s Selection innovative line. Aged in 100% young and coarse grained French oak barrels, this 43% cognac releases a distinct personality; a strong character with a rounded finish. Vanilla hints with strong, spicy aromas of nutmeg.
Single Batch Fine Cognac
Hennessy Master Blend Selection Nº2 is the second cognac released by Hennessy in its Master Blender’s series. The series was created to highlight the skill of the master blender. Hennessy’s former master blender and cellar master Yann Filloux initiated the series with Hennessy Master Blend Selection Nº1. The Master Blender’s selection was designed to produce single batch Cognacs that not only display the skill of the master blender but also showcase the rich and varied eaux-de-vie on hand at Hennessy.
Hennessy Master Blend Selection Nº2 was crafted by Hennessy’s current master blender and cellar master Renaud Fillioux de Gironde with guidance from Yann Filoux who retired in July of 2017.
Like Hennessy Master’s Blend Selection Nº1, Master Blender’s Selection Nº2 was released only in the United States in limited quantities.
We tasted Hennessy Master’s Blend Selection Nº2 neat in a Cognac snifter. Here are our notes:
Alcohol: 43% (86 proof) “cask strength”.
Age: the youngest eau-de-vie is at least ten years old (X.O. qualifying). The eaux-de-vie were each aged first for 18 months in young coarse-grained French oak barrels and then aged further in old oak barrels.