Meet the Dame Jeanne collection, one of the rarest Cognacs from the house of Hennessy. The back story is crucial, and it stems from the fact that the Hennessy and Fillioux families worked hand in hand to select, preserve and protect a library of its most exceptional Eaux-de-vie in the Founder’s Cellar. Once these reserves reach their maximum potential in oak barrels, Hennessy’s cellar master puts them in the traditional style of container known as Dame Jeanne. Once transferred into these perfectly rounded, slender-necked glass vessels sheathed in white wicker basketry, the Eaux-de-vie remain preserved at their apogee.
Hennessy’s eighth-generation Master Blender, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, has presented this unique collection of Hennessy cognacs named after an essential piece of heritage: Dame Jeanne. This is an extremely limited edition of two Dame Jeannes of ten liters each and it will never again be produced. On the palate, golden spices mingle with notes of candied orange zest in a seemingly infinite finish tinged with the aromas of fine cigars.
Printed thanks to 3D technology, its structure is then entirely hand-finished by French master craftsmen using an exclusive weave of white wicker from the Loire Valley interlaced with leather that is hand-braided, painted, and stitched by artisans working with skins from the LVMH-owned Tanneries Roux in Romans-sur-Isère. Personalization options include choosing the color of the leather and the stitching, as well as customized hot-stamping in 24-carat gilded letters. The blend is presented in a set of ten coffrets, each containing a numbered one-liter bottle in mouth-blown crystal from the French heritage house Baccarat. This Dame Jeanne is available by special order, in a limited quantity of two sets for this premiere.