Go with the Hennessy V.S.O.P. - this one is the bottom of the Hennessy line in France (I appears that the USA has one rung lower in Hennessy V.S., but I’ve never tasted it, nor have I seen it for sale in France. ) and sells here (in France) for about $32, depending on where you shop. I absolutely love cognac and usually drink the Hennessy X.O., but of the “entry level” cognacs I think by far the best tasting is the VSOP. I am NOT a fan of the Martel or the Courvoisier, but if that’s all you can find it is better than nothing!