Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Hine Vintage Collection 1948 Cognac
Hine Vintage Collection 1948 is a very rare Cognac dripping that drips with history, elegance and utmost finesse. With only a few bottles of this rare Cognac being released, it is a very exclusive vintage indeed. The eaux-de-vie used to curate this memorable Cognac was set aside by the predecessors of Hine in commemoration of the birth of His Royal Highness Prince Charles in 1948. Bottled after being stored for forty years in French oak barrels, this Grande Champagne single year vintage is of exceptional quality and balance.
The House of Hine draws its identity from the heart of two Premier Crus, the Grande Champagne and the Petite Champagne. Single vintages have been a signature of the House of Hine for decades. Each vintage is a liquid snapshot that captures the essence of a particular year, echoing the elaboration of fine wines and Champagnes. Matching such high standards is only possible in years when nature provides optimal conditions for the growth of exceptional quality vines of which the best grapes can be selected from.
From vintage blends, to the single plot offerings, Cognac produced by Hine share the same attributes of unrivalled delicacy and vivacity.
Presentation of the bottle
While the image of the bottle is unavailable, Hine’s vintage Cognacs are always bottled in a classic style decanter to match the luxurious Cognac it houses. Like other vintages from this brand, expect an exuberant and shimmering Cognac, that is representative of the supple flavourings and exceptional quality of the Cognac contained inside. It is the perfect present for a Cognac connoisseur.
How to enjoy
Having found its alcohol content naturally over time, this vintage Cognac contains unparalleled elegance and infinite depth that should be enjoyed one sip at a time. Drink neat from a tulip glass, as the narrow top of this type of glass will delicately distribute the arrival of aromas during the tasting.
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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