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Hardy Privilège Lalique Cuvée Bénédicte Grande Champagne 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
40%
Brand
Hardy Cognac
$ 9,938
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Tasting review

Eye: Deep mahogany.

Nose: Aromatic and rich with woody and nutty notes, some spice with nutmeg and the signature scent of cigar boxes.

Palate: Smooth with hints of Charente rancio, developing into spiciness, cherry and prune. Long and enchanting finish.

Description

Hardy Cognac Privilege: Rare, Round and Refined, taste the Cognac that survived two World Wars

The Hardy Privilege is an exquisite blend of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie harvested just before the First World War. Left to age for decades, it was bottled by none other than Jacques Hardy himself in 1983. A limited-edition of just 333 carafes, this rare pearl is not only a celebration of Hardy's history but a collector's item in its own right, signed off by Bénédicte Hardy to affirm its provenance and premium quality.

Distilled between 1906 and 1914, this rare and refined Cognac has survived two World Wars, waiting patiently in the finest oak casks for more than 70 years before being bottled during its optimum maturation period. Those lucky enough to get their hands on the Privilege have praised it for both its delicacy and finesse, we recommend purchasing a bottle to become part of those "privileged" few who get to try it.

Founded in 1863, the House of Hardy has made a name for itself with its audacious and recognizable style, both in their presentation and on the palate. Hardy Cognacs tend to be refined, round and offer an intense and distinguished bouquet, meaning any drinker can identify the flavors they produce. The Hardy Privilege truly embodies these character traits, and as the treasure of their Paradis cellar, this limited series is one of their most sought after products.

How to Enjoy:

If you have the Privilege of being able to try this exquisite mahogany masterpiece, we recommend sipping it neat in a snifter, a traditional Cognac drank in the most traditional way! Feel free to hand warm your glass to release the earthy, nutty tones of this limited edition.

Presentation of the Bottle:

This stunning carafe was designed by expert glassworker and artist Marie-Claude Lalique, featuring a luxurious Sydney Opera House-shaped stopper and a unique square design to its body. The sharp edges of the crystal carafe perfectly frame the wonderfully deep mahogany tones of this Hors d'Age wonder.

The modernist contrast of its carved-out curves with the sharp, clean design of the carafe body make it a wonderful display piece, reminiscent of the roaring 20s and the Art Deco movement. The bottle also comes with a hand-crafted leather box for storage or display purposes.

This is truly Hardy at their best, with no expense spared on the presentation of this exquisite, refined and historic limited edition Cognac.

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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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