A delicate aroma, with faint traces of oak wood, and slightly peppery. Light aromas of clove and cinnamon. The palate is characterized by a honey-flavored note and a slight hint of licorice. Overall, this VSOP is smooth, harmonious, and subtle. Hennessy V.S.O.P is a reflection of the enduring 200 years of expertise of the Hennessy Tasting Committee and their Master Blenders. Made using a blend of eaux-de-vie that are between four and 15 years old, and mostly matured in seasoned French oak barrels. The end result is the perfect balance between character and smoothness.