Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
HINE 1990 Vintage Grande Champagne Cognac
HINE 1990 Grande Champagne is a vintage cognac, called Millésime by the French. This exceptional Cognac was made using only grapes from the premier terroir of Grande Champagne in a single harvest in 1990. The harvest of that year came in a very hot summer, dotted with rain and this is reflected in the Cognac which is both simultaneously rich and delicate.
This elegant 1990 vintage is now a museum release, with limited availability from a select few suppliers. It is a Cognac made for true connoisseurs who will find pleasure in taking the time to discover all the intriguing layers to this vintage spirit.
Presentation of the bottle:
An elegant bottle with a long neck bearing the royal arms emblem due to HINE being appointed the official Cognac supplier to HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 1962.
How to enjoy:
This is a complex and intriguing Cognac to be drank neat and appreciated slowly and deliberately.
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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