The Cognac Antique XO Grande Champagne is a strictly Grande Champagne blend. It was created in 1920 by Georges Hine; in 2010 the cognac house relaunched the bottle, today as a Single Cru XO. The 70 cl bottle keeps 40 different eaux-de-vie from the best region of the cognac area. The spirits were aged about 10 years in oak casks.
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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