Hine Millesime 1987 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.
1987 Early Landed is a very delicate vintage. The cold year and the ageing conditions in the humid Bristol cellars result in a very typical bouquet of orange peel and citrus fruit. On the palate irresistible notes of liquorice.
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Tasting notes by Hine:
First impression : Orange peel.
Main character : Liquorice.
Characteristics : citrus fruit, carnation, hint of freshly toasted bread, delicate.
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”.