Hardy L’Ete Cognac is the second in a series of four crystal decanters, all produced in collaboration with Lalique Crystal, who are also responsible for the exquisite design.crystal manufacturer Lalique. The decanter, entitled L'Ete contains a blend of Grande Champagne cognac dating back to the 1920’s.
Designed to resemble a perfume bottle and packaged in a white leather case, the decanter is topped with a sculpted amber colored crystal stopper inspired by Rene Lalique’s original design.
A Hardy France began its decanter series in 1981 with crystal manufacturer Daum. The collaboration with Lalique began in late 2012.
Printemps is the first in a line of four crystal carafes, each being released at two-year intervals. The carafes will be named after a season, those being spring (printemps), summer, (l’ete), fall (l’automne), and winter (l’hiver). The designs and colors of the future decanters won’t be disclosed until they are ready for release.
Over the past three decades, A Hardy France has teamed with Baccarat and Daum to design carafes, so the collaboration with Lalique was a natural progression. The partnership between Lalique and A. Hardy France has resulted in one product combining the famous names and reputations of the renowned crystal and cognac manufacturers.
It boasts the unmistakable nose of a high quality old cognac, evoking sweet aromas of honey and apricot that then gave way to touches of cinnamon. On the palate it is both soft and wonderfully smooth, yet with an impressive intensity. The finish is, naturally, extremely long. A beautiful Hardy cognac.