HENNESSY MASTER BLENDER'S SELECTION NO. 5

COGNAC, FRANCE

 

Why Buy: Think you know all about Hennessy? Well, think again. Their latest Master Blender's series release, a one-off, collectible, small-batch Cognac, is a major revelation. This is Concierge-level Hennessy, folks, a Cognac for the cognoscenti, and one of the best bottlings we've ever had the pleasure of trying from this vaunted producer, whose founding predates America's own by 11 years.
 

What They're Saying: This past December, The Robb Report chose the previous release in this series, Master Blender’s Selection No. 4, as the Best Overall Cognac in its round-up, "The 11 Best Cognacs to Buy Right Now."
 

The Story: Master Blender’s Selection No. 5 is the fifth release in Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Series of single-batch bottlings, each to never again be replicated. This year’s release was created by an eighth-generation Master Blender, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, and was intended as an homage to the 18 families of distillers, of the 800, who provide eaux-de-vie exclusively to Hennessy. Many of these families have ties to Hennessy that date back more than 200 years. Having limited his selection of eaux-de-vie to those from the 18 families, Fillioux de Gironde then narrowed the selection to the highest-quality batches, those that he deemed to be of superior quality. 
 

Our Tasting Notes: A Cognac of power and grace. It greets you with an aromatic burst of autumn, and you'll find yourself leaning in to savor more deeply its alluring notes of spice and candied orange. The palate is smooth and generous, from the opening notes of pastry, cocoa, and sweet spices to the trailing notes of light tobacco and candied orange. And underneath it all, giving harmony and texture, an almost creamy richness that compels you to kick back and relax, and give yourself over completely to your glass.
 

ABV: 43%
 

Fun Fact: Hennessy has been name-dropped in more than 1,000 songs, starting, most believe, with 2Pac's "Hennessy," in 1992.
 

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source directly from the distiller, so rest assured: your Cognac will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2024. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer only valid in AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MO, NJ, NV, & TX. This offer will expire on Sunday, April 21st, 2024.