Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Hine Millesime 1985 Early Landed Cognac is one of a selection of vintage cognacs created from harvests in exceptional years. Each is different, because the climate during that year's growth and the storage conditions influence the aging process. This makes for unique flavors and tastes for each vintage year.
'Early landed' means that the casks of cognac were send to age in cellars near Bristol, in the UK, and were kept under guard of the local authority, before being returned to Hine in Cognac when the time was ready for the cognac to be created. The dampness and humidity of the Bristol cellars has created a powerful, round, well balanced blend with wonderful aromas of orange peel and lime tree blossom.
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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