The Hennessy Fine de Cognac is a VSOP: A blend of 4 to 25 year old eaux-de-vie. Other sources say it is a blend of four and ten year old Cognacs.

Buy for $ 60.74

The grade and quality is equivalent to a VSOP but contains older Cognacs than the minimum requires.

Hennessy Fine De Cognac originally was blended for a Prince: The future King George IV of England asked Hennessy in 1817, to deliver a superior, old and pale brandy.

The blend presents an aromatic balance, coming from 60 different eaux-de-vie, from the four highest cru zones of the Cognac region:

  • Grande Champagne
  • Petite Champagne
  • Borderies
  • Fins Bois
Hennessy Fine de Cognac VSOP Bottle

This VSOP is quite smooth compared to a VS.

Hennessy VSOP Fine de Cognac review and tasting notes:

The color: amber
On the nose: flower notes, some yellow fruit, an idea of sweetness: honey, earthy tone
The taste: fruit, some honey, spicy, cinnamon
Finisher: Quite smooth “dans la bouche”
The crus: Grande and Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois.
The age: minimum 4 years, blended with up to 25 year old eaux-de-vie.
Price: € 45 / $ 60 which is okay for the value

The Rémy Martin VSOP is a bit more complex, I’d say.

Hennessy has a long history and is of course the leading Cognac company in the world, dominating about 40% of the world market.  Its founder, Richard Hennessy set up his trading company in  1765 in Charente.

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.

3 Comments

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    den best cognacen som er laget etter min smak å mening:-)prøv den.

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    Ralph Desperaux

    #1 magnus on Jul 30, 2010, says:
    den best cognacen som er laget etter min smak å mening:-)prøv den.

    Mr. Magnus
    1. Who would understand Norwegian?
    2. Who would trust a Norwegian’s taste?

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    Bob the Chef

    Ralph: Your kind of an ass, but you got a chuckle out of me :).

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