Hennessy Master Blender's Selection No. 3 Limited Edition Cognac
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Hennessy
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Cognac
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • hazelnuts
  • cake
  • pralines
  • toasted
  • sweet
  • fruit
  • oak
  • grape
  • spicy

Hennessy

Master Blender's Selection No. 3 Limited Edition Cognac (0.75l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
Artisanal and unique, truly Hennessy.

Hennessy has been around for over 250 years and is one of the flagships of Cognac. Now, it controls half of the world’s production and Jamie Foxx blamed all his less prudent decisions on it. But when Spirit enthusiasts move to artisanal and small-batch expressions, even behemoths need to reinvent. In 2017, Hennessy’s Master Blender Yann Fillioux handed over the reins to his nephew Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, who became the 8th generation Master Blender. Continuing the ritzy Master Blender’s series, he concocted Part III of the story.

The guardian of Hennessy’s legacy and unmistakable profile managed to create a unique and intimate expression of Cognac. Mr. Fillioux handpicked the best eaux-de-vie with the minimum age of 7 years. The light amber delight hides velvety and aristocratic notes of French sponge cake and toasted hazelnuts. The finish brings a touch of praline, making this cask strength Cognac a true luxury. Unlike other Hennessy’s Cognacs, this is a one-off creation, never to be made again, so it’s an extremely valuable addition to your home bar.
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Hennessy
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Cognac
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Light amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruit-forward nose with mild and sweet notes of French sponge cake and toasted hazelnuts.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Subtle and velvety palate with notes of French oak, sponge cake and hazelnut that translate from the nose.

Finish
Lovely finish with notes of praline.
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  • hazelnuts
  • cake
  • pralines
  • toasted
  • sweet
  • fruit
  • oak
  • grape
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
There are six different wine-growing areas (crus) authorized to produce Cognac - in descending order of prestige: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy (distilled wine). It is only produced in the wine-growing region surrounding this town. Cognac must be made from specified grapes, be twice distilled in copper pot stills, and be aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Most Cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
There are three primary grades of Cognac recognized by law: V.S., V.S.O.P., and X.O, but we also know Napoléon, XXO, and Hors d'âge.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
There are six different wine-growing areas (crus) authorized to produce Cognac - in descending order of prestige: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy (distilled wine). It is only produced in the wine-growing region surrounding this town. Cognac must be made from specified grapes, be twice distilled in copper pot stills, and be aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Most Cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
There are three primary grades of Cognac recognized by law: V.S., V.S.O.P., and X.O, but we also know Napoléon, XXO, and Hors d'âge.
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