Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
The Hine Millesime 1988 Cognac is a vintage Grande Champagne delight. The house of Hine has always specialized in bringing only the best vintages to market, and this one certainly won't disappoint. Optimum growth conditions in the seasons leading up to the 1988 harvest meant an exceptional year for premier cru Cognacs. This one showcases exactly how the aromas and flavors of various fruits really come to the fore thanks, to the magic of the Grande Champagne chalky soils.
The Cognac is presented in a traditional style bottle with simplistic label. Indeed, the liquid within is all that's needed to sell this delight; no fancy packaging required, because the Cognac does all the necessary talking.
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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