The Hardy cockerel is the proud emblem of a range of Cognacs marked by a distinctly feminine touch. Cellar Master Mickaël Bouilly crafts his blends from our priceless collection of sensual, refined eaux-de-vies, imbued with the power and mystery of rare perfumes.
To open a bottle or carafe of Hardy Cognac is to discover a rare work of art. Collaborations with Cristallerie Daum and Maison Lalique reflect our taste for the exceptional. Over the last three decades these partnerships have produced an impressive array of prestigious, limited edition carafes. While many of them are no longer available for sale, these bespoke creations have become a part of Cognac’s rich history.
A. Hardy Noces de Diamant 60 Year Cognac celebrates 60 years of marriage between the cognac and the oak. Very velvety, smooth, with apricot, almond, prune and leather. Widely regarded as the best post-phylloxera cognac available. Presented in a custom hand cut Cristalleries des Vosges crystal decanter which comes packaged in a individual presentation box. Aged a minimum of 60 years in Limousin oak.
Wine Enthusiast – 96-100 points.
NOSE: Biscuity, spicy, botanical waves of black pepper, milk chocolate and oaky vanilla vie for dominance; bouquet turns fruity, ripe, mildly spirity and leathery later on.
PALATE: Structured, candied, grapy and appropriately woody-resiny; midpalate is rich, grapy, honeyed, marzipan-like and nougat.
FINISH: Long, candied fruit, oak, old leather, cigar ash.