The Hine Bonneuil 2006 Cognac is an unblended delight from a single harvest of, as the name suggests, the year 2006. From the Grande Champagne terroir, it provides a pure expression of the best of the region's chalky soil, from which the vines draw their unique identity.
Produced in a very limited edition of 19 casks of 450 numbered bottles, the cognac is complex yet smooth - think fresh, honeyed lychees, soft nougat, toasted bread, and mirabelle plum tart. Hine recommend trying it in some risqué ways - for instance, frappe with oysters, with veal tartare, or with a plate of Pata Negra ham. A wonderful cognac, and one that's ideally suited for the holiday season.
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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