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”.
The Borderies eaux-de-vie develops a certain floral and spicy note after 12 years of ageing.
On the nose: Some notes of violets, orange blossoms, followed by ginger. Hints of vanilla.
On the palate: Fine almonds, some raisin.
The finish is long and balanced.
Tasting review by The Last Drop:
Nose: A waft of old roses, charged with a touch of citrus
Palate: You will find great complication. First, rich old preserved fruits. Then, a burst of flowers. Finally, the bite of the ancient eau-de-vie – the ‘fire’ that belongs only to Cognac