Hine Vintage Cognacs

The HINE cognacs

HINE has a reputation as specialist in vintage cognacs. Over the centuries, HINE has
built up significant stocks of Grande Champagne cognacs from the finest years. These
reserves, and the traditional skills passed on from generation to generation, enable the
HINE Cellar Master to create rich, complex blends. HINE selects its cognacs exclusively
from the Grande and Petite Champagne crus. Family tradition decrees that these special
cognacs are aged far longer than the legal requirement.

Savouring a HINE cognac takes you on a sensory voyage; a sensuous, evocative
experience redolent with spicy, floral, fruity and oriental notes — like the finest perfume.
Indeed, tasting a HINE cognac is an art and an art de vivre

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"H" by Hine VSOP

H by Hine, the first impressions is lively freshness, on the nose it is floral with  notes of jasmine, acacia, iris, lily of the valley, apricot and vanilla and velvet smooth on the palates. The blend is a harmonious blend of 20 cognacs aged for a minimum of 4 years, from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne and the Petite Champagne, the 2 finest crus in the Cognac region.

H by HINE VSOP is a superb on its own as well as being the perfect base for many cocktails both long and short.

Hine Rare VSOP

The Rare VSOP gives a first impression that is delightful with perfumed notes. The notes of jasmine, acacia, vanilla, oak and fruit. Delicate, well-balanced, mellow and smooth on the palate. The blend is a Fine Champagne blend of over 25 cognacs. More than 50% are from grapes grown in the Grande Champange and the remaining from the Petite Champagne, the 2 finest cognac crus.

Hine Homage "EARLY LANDED" Grand Cru Fine Champagne

 

To honour Thomas HINE, Eric Forget, HINE's Cellar Master created Homage, a unique blend of three Early Landed Grande Champagne vintage cognacs (1984, 1986, 1987) matured in oak casks in the United Kingdom together with some extra old cognacs aged in HINE's cellars in Jarnac.

First impression: intensely floral

Sensory journey: velvety and long with hints of citrus fruit and orange peel so characteristic of old cognacs aged in England. On the palate there are dominant notes of citrus fruits followed by a hint of mushrooms which shows the ageing in very humid cellars.

Blend: cognacs coming mainly from grapes picked in Grande Champagne together with a few exceptional Petite Champagne cognacs. All aged for a minimum of 10 years.

Homage is the quintessence of HINE's style.

Hine Cigar Reserve

The HINE Cigar Reserve blend was created in 1996 by Bernard HINE and Nicholas Freeman, the late chairman of UK Havana importers Hunters & Frankau, who combined their lifetime experience to produce this unique cognac, especially for the cigar connoisseur.

 

First impression: powerful and wealth of spicy notes

 

Sensory journey: notes of tobacco leaf, crystallised fruit, honey and a slight hint of wood on the nose. Well-balanced, very round and long on the palate with flavours of liquorice and soft spices.

 

Blend: blend of more than 25 cognacs coming from the following four growths of the Cognac region: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois. The youngest cognac in the blend is aged over 10 years.

 

The depth and complexity of Cigar Reserve is the perfect accompaniment to a fine hand-rolled cigar.

Hine Antique X.O. Premier Cru

In 1920, Georges HINE created Antique, a complex and stunning cognac. 90 years later, the House of HINE reinterprets this timeless classic, now an XO Premier Cru.

 

First impression: aromatic richness

 

Sensory journey: provocative perfumes of spices, vanilla and liquorice blend together with irresistible hints of chocolate and baked apple. Complex, rich, supple, balanced and long-lasting on the palate.

 

Blend: a blend of over 40 cognacs all aged for a minimum of 10 years, exclusively from grapes grown in Grande Champagne, the finest cru of the Cognac region.

Hine Triomphe

Triomphe, made only from Cognacs from the leading Grande Champagne district, is a triumph of art over nature - expert blending combined with the magic of time. Triomphe is the product of at least fifty different eaux-de-vie, each aged separately for 40-50 years to bring out their full character and flavour. The nose is fine and delicate with hints of flowers, tobacco, mushrooms and mossy undergrowth. The taste is rich and full bodied with spicy, lingering flavours and a sensational finish. Partner this cognac with a Robustos or Esplendidos cigar after a special dinner.

 

Hine Triomphe Decanter

The Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie that compose TRIOMPHE are unique. They were selected and put aside 50 to 60 years ago especially for the TRIOMPHE blend based on their exceptional complexity, finesse and delicacy.

 

First impression: complexity

 

Sensory journey: Incomparable mellowness, roundness and finesse.

 

Blend: Triomphe is an exceptional blend of over 50 selected rare cognacs, coming exclusively from the Grande Champagne district.