Notes: A blend of at least 50 percent Grande Champagne with Petite Champagne cognacs, A. Hardy Cognac XO is elegant and lush, with rose and vanilla aromas that lead you into dates, leather, tobacco and vanilla flavors on the tongue that you will savor during a long finish with traces of cinnamon, cloves and caramelized sugar. Given 93 points by Wine Spectator and 90-95 points by the Wine Enthusiast, which called it "opulent" and "plump," this cognac has been aged for at least 20 to 25 years in Limousin oak. A dense texture perfectly reflects its dark amber color.
ABV: 40 percent
2013 – Highest-rated cognac (98 points), Ultimate Spirits Challenge
2009 – Gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2007 – Silver, Internationaler Spirituosen