A very special release of pre-phylloxera cognac from the 1848 vintage, the year of the February Revolution in France which led to the Second Republic ruled by Napoleon III. Bottled in 2002 from the private collection of the company's former chairman Jacques Hardy.
The fourth and final entry in Hardy's Perfection Essential Elements series, Earth (aka Terre) is a blend of cognacs reaching back to the pre-phylloxera era of the 1870s. This rare and impressive spirit is presented in a DAUM made crystal decanter.
Part of Hardy's Essential Elements Perfection series, Lumière (Light in English) is blended from pre-phylloxera cognac put aside by house founder Antoine Hardy in the 1870s. Distilled from 100% Colombard grapes all from the area now known as Grande Champagne this is an incredible, rare old cognac.