Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A Triumph of Grande Champagne
Pleasing the eye as well as the palate, Hine Triomphe Cognac was first created in 1888 to celebrate the winegrowers’ triumph over the phylloxera epidemic, which decimated European vineyards and brought the Cognac industry to its knees. This hors d’age Cognac comprises a blend of some fifty exceptional and fully matured eaux-de-vie produced exclusively from Grande Champagne grapes, matured in small casks in Hine's Jarnac cellars.
Every small step of the process to create Hine Triomphe Cognac has been taken to create a flawless result. The premier cru Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie used for this blend were selected and put aside 50 to 60 years ago, chosen for their exceptional complexity and finesse. The type of casks chosen, and their location, are also carefully considered. A lower volume to surface area ratio allows the spirit to extract more flavors from the wood, while the high humidity environment of the cellars - located by the River Charente - slows down evaporation to create a more mellow and refined Cognac.
Founded as a Cognac house in 1763 and named Thomas Hine & Co. in 1817, the House of Hine is now under the watchful eye of sixth-generation Company Director Bernard Hine. As a family business, Hine Cognac knows the importance of thinking ahead, always looking for the best eaux-de-vie to save for the future. It’s only after waiting over half a century that a bottle of Hine Triomphe Cognac is ready to see the world. Most of the people who harvested the grapes, pressed the wine and laid down the casks would never live to see the result - they left that indescribable pleasure for the next generation.
- International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008 - Silver Medal
- International Wine & Spirit Competition 2007 - Silver Medal
- International Wine & Spirit Competition 2006 - Gold Medal, Best in Class
- International Wine & Spirit Competition 2005 - Gold Medal, Trophy
- International Spirits Challenge 2005 - Silver Medal
Presentation of the Bottle
The Hine Triomphe Cognac comes in a stunning decanter with soft edges and an art deco profile, inside a sleek, black presentation box which opens like a jewellery case. This is a bottle that invokes true feelings of luxury, and it’s no surprise that it received a Gold Medal for design at the 2012 Pentawards - the world's leading packaging design competition.
How to Enjoy Hine Triomphe Cognac
To fully enjoy this finely crafted Cognac, we recommend serving it as a digestif in tulip glasses at room temperature. It’s also a fantastic pairing for desserts or aged cheeses.
About Hine Cognac
Located in the heart of the Grande Champagne, the premium wine growing area of the Cognac region, the house of Hine has been producing some of the most exquisite Cognacs for six generations, when it was better known as T Hine & Co Cognac. The estate boasts an exceptional 173 acres of vineyards, and the house has a very special tradition of producing relatively small quantities - but with a very high standard in quality. One of their trademarks is to store their vintage casks in damp cellars in Bristol, England. This way, the Thomas Hine Cognac goes through a uniquely different ageing process due to the humidity of the seaside town, which differs somewhat to that of the southwestern coast of France. These highly priced vintage bottles are called “Hine Early-Landed Vintage Cognac”.
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