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Hennessy Gold VS 750ml

$43.99

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Critic Score
91/100
User Rating
4.4 Stars
Alcohol %
40%
Pair With
aperitif, digestives
Size
750ml
Region
Cognac, France
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
Hennessy Gold VS 750ml - Item Code: 08577

Hennessy Gold

Hennessy Gold VS (Very Special) is the special Gold bottle you’ll see here only for a limited time during the holiday season. As this historic year comes to a close, Maison Hennessy pays homage to Mother Nature, reminding us that the planet we live in is the most valuable asset of all. The elegantly re-casted Hennessy Gold VS Limited Edition bottle celebrates the natural world’s eternal bounty with a warm matte-gold appearance.

Hennessy Very Special is a cognac with a distinct personality that exemplifies the Maison’s skill of selection and is adored by aficionados all over the globe. This blend has a strong and fruity flavor on the nose, as well as smooth, woody undertones. On the tongue, strong aromas of roasted almonds are complemented by fresh, spontaneous flavors of vine fruit.

Hennessy Gold VS (Very Special) is the best-selling cognac in the world, as well as a direct descendant of the first cognac, which was released about 200 years ago. In its structure – assemblage of cognac comes from the best wine regions of Cognac region, the number of alcohol exceeds 40. Hennessy VS is a benchmark among brandies. The history of its creation dates back to 1865, when the great-grandson of the founder of the house – Maurice Hennessy decided to introduce to refer to excerpts of his brandy symbol of a star. In this case, according to legend, the choice of this symbol Hennessy inspired by an asterisk on the window handle in his office. So there was a cognac with the symbol of the 3 stars, which later became the name VS.

Tasting Notes

Color
Cognac-colored ocher flame.

Taste
Cognac is a multi-faceted taste with a rich, voluminous texture and rich flavor of different flavors, in a frame which contains notes of early fruit, shaded light freshness. Pleasant aftertaste with a hint of vanilla, which creates a sense of completeness and richness of taste.

Aroma
Cognac has an exciting aroma with dominant notes of vanilla and oak, light nuance berries, followed by gentle shades of hazelnut and colors.

Gastronomy
Cognac can be used both in pure form and ice, and is perfect for making cocktails.

Cognac Varieties

Cognac is a kind of brandy named after the town of Cognac in the French province of Charente-Maritime. Wine from the neighboring wine-growing area, Charente and Maritime, is used to make this liqueur.

Cognac production is governed by the French appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designation, with certain production techniques and naming criteria that must be followed in order to maintain AOC status. Ugni blanc, often known as Saint-Émilion in the region, is the most commonly planted of the grapes on the list. Two distillations in copper pot stills are required, as is an aging period of at least two years in French oak barrels from the Limousin or Tronçais regions of France. While cognac develops in the same manner as whiskies and wines do in barrels, the majority of cognacs spend much more time "on the wood" than the statutory minimum amount of time.

Cognac has often humorously been described as "nearly undrinkable" because of the dryness, acidity, and thinness of the white wine used in the production of cognac. Despite this, the wine is ideal for distillation and maturing. A limited number of grape varietals are permitted to be used in its production. For a wine to be deemed a genuine cru, it must contain at least 90 percent Ugni blanc as its primary grape. It is necessary to ferment for 2–3 weeks after the grapes have been crushed, during which time the region's natural, wild yeasts transform the sugar into alcohol; neither sugar nor sulfur may be added. The resultant wine has about 7 to 8 percent alcohol at this stage.

Once the distilling process is complete, it is aged in Limousin oak barrels for a minimum of two years before it may be sold to the general population. It is usually placed in barrels at an alcohol by volume level of about 70%. As the cognac interacts with the wood barrel and the surrounding air, it evaporates at a rate of about 3 percent per year, losing both alcohol and water over a period of time. This occurrence is referred to as "la portion des anges," which translates as "the angels' share" in the local language. When a cognac is aged for more than 10 years in an oak barrel, the alcohol level falls to 40 percent by volume. Once moved to huge glass bottles called bonbonnes, the cognac is kept for future blending purposes. Because oak barrels lose their ability to provide flavor after four or five decades, so aging them for extended periods of time may not be helpful.

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