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Hardy

Hardy
Legend 1863 Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59.72

Hardy
Legend 1863 Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas of pecan praline, creme brulee, and brown butter with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, compelling, medium-length brown sugar, proscuitto, caramel-drizzled salted almonds, pretzels, and milk chocolate finish. A rock-solid cognac with rich caramelly notes that mingle with elegant and mature character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex
Aroma Aroma: pecan praline, creme brulee, and brown butter
Taste Flavor: brown sugar, proscuitto, caramel-drizzled salted almonds, pretzels, and milk chocolate
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vieux Carré, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock-solid cognac with rich caramelly notes that mingle with elegant and mature character.

The Producer or Importer

LeVecke Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
10810 Inland Ave.
Mira Loma, CA 91752
USA
1 951-681-8600

Their Portfolio

92 Hardy Legend 1863 Cognac 40% (France) $59.72.

Luxury Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
A luxury Cognac is one that has been barrel aged for a long period of time and is deemed by its producer as a special blend that stands out from their other products. Some are labeled as X.O., but most are not and use proprietary names, age statements, or the term "Extra". All of the components of the blend have been aged much longer than the minimum six years required for an X.O. designation, while some can be aged 20, 30, 50 or over 100 years.

Many Luxury Cognacs are from the Grande Champagne district, an area that produces some of the longest aged Cognacs of all. Quality-wise, these are sublime Cognacs with perfumes of dried apricot, hazelnuts, figs and vanilla; full-bodied, they are remarkable elegant with great complexity and have a finish of extreme length. They are often packaged in a specially designed crystal bottles and/or wooden cases, to emphasize their prestige. They should be reserved for the finest moments, sipped and enjoyed neat in a snifter with or without a cigar.