Hennessy XO EC 10 Marc Newson Silver
The inaugural, silver, limited-edition release of Hennessy XO Cognac, with a bottle created by Marc Newson, one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. He has taken Hennessy XO, a complex assemblage of the house’s finest eaux-de-vie, matured up to 70 years, and has reinterpreted its look. Keeping the bottle’s iconic shape, he has added corrugations that not only reflect the light and magnify it, but also focus the eye on the colour of the Cognac. A beautiful presentation of an excellent spirit.
Nose: A powerful and woody blend, with spicy aromas which are complex, but remain rounded. Figs and plums come to mind
Palate: This rich Cognac brings together oak and leather, with slightly sweet notes of flower and fruit. A well balanced work, with a good sense of pepper and rancio. A masculine XO.
Finish: Long finish expresses all the complexity of the cognac’s blending and its long aging process.
Overall: An interesting Cognac. Quite sour on the nose, and then fairly explodes on first taste – mellowing after the first hit. Aftertaste is long, becoming rounder and more mellow as it evolves.