Hardy – XO – Fine Champagne, Cognac

Hardy – XO – Fine Champagne, Cognac

The nose is elegant, straight, gourmand, aromatic and offers complexity. It reveals notes of citron, quince, small notes of candied lemon and touches of zests, a hint of potpourri associated with slight touches of peach, flowers, pâtisseries, spices, subtle hint of caramelization as well as a very discreet hint of rancio and cedar. The palate is fruity, beautifully balanced, gourmand, well-built, elegant and offers a small juiciness, a slight suavity, a slight tension, a beautiful finesse, a very slight unctuosity as well as straightness. In the mouth this Cognac expresses notes of candied lemon, crystallized cedar and slight notes of apricot, pear compote associated with slight touches of peach flowers (in the background), hints of caramelization / pâtisseries, tobacco, almond as well as a very slight hint of vanilla / chocolate on the finish / persistence. Good length and beautiful persistence.

Note (Score): 17.5+/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2018/02

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Spiritueux (Spirits)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)