For each exceptional year, HINE sets aside casks to be matured as vintages, and the Hine Millesime 1986 Early Landed Cognac is one of these. By 'early landed' this means that the cognacs were sent to be aged in bonded cellars in Bristol, UK, where the dampness and humidity cause the contents within to age with a unique quality.
An impressive Early Landed Grande Champagne delight - this is a truly exceptional cognac with a wonderful richness and extensive range of floral aromas. On the palate, the cedar wood notes blend together with hints of mountain honey and result in a velvety, long finish.
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Tasting notes by Hine:
First impression : Vanilla.
Main character : Mellowness.
Characteristics : Floral, iris, cedar wood, mountain honey.
Located in the heart of the Grande Champagne, the premium wine growing area of the Cognac region, the house of Hine produces one of the most exquisite cognacs since six generations. The estate boasts an exceptional 173 acres of vineyards. 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 cellars in Bristol, England. This way, the cognac goes through a uniquely different ageing process due to the humidity of the seaside town. These highly priced vintage bottles are called “Hine Early-Landed Vintage Cognac”.