Hennessy Master Blender's Selection N° 2
Hennessy // Cognac, France
Hennessy Master Blender's Selection N° 2 is a limited edition bottling and the final expression blended by former master blender Yann Fillioux. It consists of eaux-de-vie aged at least ten years, mostly from the Petite Champagne area. For eighteen months, it ages in young, coarse-grain French oak barrels before transferring to older barrels to finish its maturation. Available only in the US, it hits shelves in late October 2017. Bottled at cask strength of 43% ABV.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask Typecoarse-grain French oak & older French oak barrels
"Bracing and spicy nose rather than the usual mellow cognac invitation - lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and other new oak spices. The palate's much the same with the addition of a tasty raisin and date confection . Assertively tannic and at the finish lots of peppery spiciness and bittersweet oakiness. "