This Hine bottle is a vintage, means the cognac was distilled in one year and it got never blended. The year is 1948, the terroir where this fine cognac comes from is the 1st Cru of the region, the Grande Champagne growth area. Hine 1948 cognac was selected in the summer of 1981, and the edition is limited to 10 bottles: It was a reference to the marriage of His Highness The Prince of Wales with Lady Diana.
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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