As i can see a lot of people are browsing the web looking for this one here:
This is the Hennessy XO OPUS edition. It was released in 2010 cellebrating the 140th birthday of extra old Cognac blended by Maurice Hennessy, grandson of the Hennessy empire´s founder. I was lucky enough to buy this one last year. I just tried to get some more last week, but it is completly sold out in Europe, there is one online store in the usa which has some left, but you have to find this one on your own.
On the picture above you can get a glimpse of the nice box, smelling like upper deck trading cards… The design is different compared to the other xo collector editions. The next picture shows the inside of this wonderful edition:
Placed in the right spot, on a sunny day, it illuminates your appartement. At least ist does look very precious.
The bottle itself has the typical xo shape, compared to the regular is that you do not see any fruits on the decanter. Instead some gold foilded mountains or something, please check the picture. I do not know how to call that. I read on some websites that is 18 or 24 carat gold, but i do not know and honestly do not care at all. It looks nice anyway.
There ia also a label on the decanters upper chest that identifies the bottle as the 140th edition. The decanter is also numbered. The number is engraved, not the cheap sticker you might be used to from the first Magnifisence edition.
I am not sure, but i think that two versions of the 140th edition do exist, i saw a bottle with gold painted fruits 2 years ago, but at that time i was not into cognac that much, it was dead cheap and i should have bought it. Maybe you guys can help me out on that one.
The blend of this opus XO is said to be different from the regular XO´s. I do not know and i might never find out, because for the next decades i will not open this baby.
Enjoy my pictures and please notice the stats at post´s end. As always anything is up for sale on this blog, but very expensive…
Hennessy XO 140th Anniversary Edition
Retail: 120 to 180 Euros ( Now: about 350+ Euros)
Qantity: about 2000