Hennessy Paradis is a blend of over one hundred very old “eaux-de-vie” from Cognac’s finest growing regions. They matured amongst the most remarkable collection of rare “eaux-de-vie” om the world.
Hennessy Paradis was created in 1979 by Maurice Fillioux. He chose to blend “eaux-e-vie” which had been selected by his grandfather. Today, Yann Fillioux, the 7th generation from his family to be Master Blender at Hennessy, stores aside “eaux-de-vie” which might be used by his successors. This continutiy over generations ensures the unrivalled greatness of our cognacs; and especially of Paradis.
An exceptional cognac like Hennessy Paradis should be enjoyed neat in a crystal tulip glass.
Aroma: The aroma appears complex & very rich with a palate of delicious scents. It conceals a subtle burst of pepper: spicy notes softened by the floral aroma expressing finesse & elegance. Several very slight hints of cardamom & cinnamon, aromas of crystallized fruit follow the fragrance of dry roses. Other more complex fragrances such as touches of honey & truffle or wild rose preserve burst forth in subtle flashes. A veritable fireworks display for the senses.
Taste: The spicy & crystallized fruit fragrances invade the palate in a masterly fashion. This intensity, this strength of taste in the mouth develops slowly, & releases a bouquet of aromas whose complexity & finesse are more difficult to pin down than those sensed by aroma. Nothing disappears, everything comes forth bit by bit, aromas take their place & organize themselves in a silky harmony with a long-lasting taste on the palate.
The Style of Paradis Extra: Paradis Extra, heady & sensual as a tuberose, crossed by spicy points or mellowed by fragrant bursts of dried flowers. Plays its aromatic paradoxes to present itself in successive waves of pleasure