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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate

The Chinese stars traveled to Cognac to film a teaser for “Declassified”, a Hennessy Masterclass-style event held in China.

Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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At the 2019 Cognac Festival, all eyes were on the Château de Bagnolet and the Maison Hennessy, which had the honor of hosting performers Victoria Song Qian and Zhou Yi Wei, two of China's brightest stars. In town to shoot the teaser for “Declassified”, a Hennessy Masterclass-style event that introduces cognac to consumers based in China, the A-list performers received a private tour of the Hennessy archives, vineyard, distillery, and Founder’s Cellar. The experience culminated with a tasting hosted by Roch Hennessy, an 8th-generation member of the Hennessy family, to learn more about how eaux-de-vie are aged and to appreciate the Hennessy Collection's rarest cognacs. The experience clearly impressed the actors, and their Vlog posts attracted millions of views.

Victoria Song & Yiwei Zhou at Cognac

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Victoria Song in Hennessy's cellar

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Yiwei Zhou in Hennessy's cellar

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Victoria Song in Hennessy's cellar

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Yiwei Zhou in tasting room

That evening, they attended an intimate dinner at the Hennessy family’s historic estate, the Château de Bagnolet, where they were greeted by Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, Hennessy’s 8th-generation Master Blender, and the House’s president and managing director, Bernard Peillon. At Hennessy, the art of hospitality is a time-honored tradition. Built on the banks of the Charente River in 1810, and surrounded by seven acres of grounds, the Hennessy family estate in Cognac features a sumptuous décor inspired by travel. The Château de Bagnolet symbolizes the art de vivre for which the Maison is renowned, immersing guests in a multi-sensory discovery of the unique Hennessy heritage and savoir-faire.

Victoria Song & Yiwei Zhou at Cognac

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Victoria Song in vineyard

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Yiwei Zhou in vineyard

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Victoria Song at the Château de Bagnolet

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Victoria Song and Yiwei Zhou Visit the Hennessy Estate
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Yiwei Zhou at the Château de Bagnolet

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Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège is a balanced cognac, expressing 200 years of Hennessy's know-how. The fruit of nature’s uncertainties, this unique blend has tamed the elements to craft and embody the original concept of cognac. The emotion awakened by the pleasure of tasting it continually reveals new facets of its personality. 

The savoir-faire of the Maison Hennessy is fully expressed in this balanced cognac: the selection of eaux-de-vie, aging and assemblage. A cognac of remarkable consistency and vitality, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège conveys all of the savoir-faire of the Hennessy master blenders who have ensured the continued success of this harmonious assemblage for 200 years.