A blend of Grande & Petite champagne cognac, VSOP is medium bodied with light floral aromas. A delicious lemon-pineapple mellowness with an extremely smooth finish. In a blind tasting conducted by the Beverage Tasting Institute, Hardy V.S.O.P. was rated higher than the industry leader. Aged a minimum of 8 years in limousin oak.
First nosing passes pick up delicate scents of apple, grape and pear. Palate entry is mellow, rounded and mildly spiced; by midpalate, the taste gains in scope as the flavor of the wood underpins the fruitiness. Ends firmly and with an unexpected oiliness that works in its favor.