Hardy Perfection Terre Earth Cognac

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Cognac age
Hors d'Age

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Growth area
Grande Champagne

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
41%
Brand
Hardy Cognac

Tasting review

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Eye: Solid copper.

Nose: Suitably earthy and warm: aromas of cigar boxes, balsawood and nutmeg dominate.

Palate: Mellow, round and smooth, expressing every year of maturity. Hints of undergrowth and rancio keep this Hors d’Age Cognac well grounded.

Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Description

Hardy Perfection Terre Earth Cognac

The fourth and final entry in this legendary series, Hardy Perfection Terre Earth Cognac is a blend of eaux-de-vie, with some of its components reaching back to the pre-phylloxera era of the 1870s. Thinking of his family’s future, the founder of the House of Hardy gathered several casks to be saved for generations to come. This Hors d’Age Premier Cru Cognac has been crafted with 100% French Colombard grapes - more common in the 19th Century - sourced from the Grande Champagne region. Presented at a natural strength of 41% ABV, this is a fine expression that will leave a lasting memory. This limited edition can never be replicated, so make sure to savor every drop while you can!

The English wine and spirits merchant Anthony Hardy made the decision to establish himself as a Cognac trader as far back as 1863. He changed his name to the more French-sounding Antoine and set up business as a distiller and dealer of Cognac. Within only a few years he was being recognized for the quality of his products and built up a strong supply of eaux-de-vie; lucky indeed, as the phylloxera epidemic was soon to take hold. Hardy came out on the other side and expanded into an international network of distributors. Throughout the 20th Century, the House only grew stronger - and over 100 years after Antoine first opened its doors, the famous Perfection Series of unblended vintages was released. The perfect packaging for this flagship product was of course created by Daum crystal, creating an iconic look that is still as fresh today.

In the 21st Century, the House of Hardy is appropriately run by two women - Bénédicte and Sophie Hardy - who continue to promote their family brand across North America and Europe. With a constant focus on the luxury end of the Cognac trade, Hardy Cognacs are still presented in beautiful crystal decanters, recognizable around the world.

Presentation of the Bottle

The Essential Element series features magnificent Daum crystal decanters, representing different elements. The Earth Cognac comes in a round decanter with green and amber-colored sculptural details around the base and on the stopper. Each of the 450 decanters is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. 

How to Enjoy Hardy Perfection Series Terre Earth Cognac

The perfect digestif, this is a luxurious Cognac to enjoy in good company, on special occasions, or any occasion when you have plenty of time to savor the moment. Pour into a tulip glass and wait a few moments to allow the aromas to fully open up before taking a sip. Simply wonderful. 

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About Hardy Cognac

With a history dating back to 1863, Cognac Hardy is well known for quality cognacs and traditional production methods. Passed down throughout the generations, this family house of cognac, which can be recognized by its rooster logo, was one of the very first to embrace the spoils of a worldwide distribution network. Thanks to the love of an entrepreneurial Englishman for the French Charentaise countryside, Cognac Hardy boasts a 150 year history of providing a range of cognacs to the four corners of the globe.

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