H by Hine VSOP Cognac Cl 70
Appellation Fine Champagne Contrôlée VSOP
Eaux-de-vie blended from Grande and Petite Champagne grapes.
H of Hine is extravagant. If he were a young man, he would have the sharp eye of Dick Diver in Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night. Adventurous, lively and elegant, it is the perfect companion for bold cocktails and a flamboyant soloist when served neat with a dash of chilled tonic. Expressive yet unobtrusive, its notes of iris, fresh apricot, acacia and white pepper resonate with its spirited and joyful demeanor. It sounds like Coachella in a bottle.
H by Hine is a young cognac with a taste for adventure and originality. Serve frozen in a small glass with sashimi. Or simply with ice and tonic, cider or ginger ale, garnished with a twist of lime, cucumber or rosemary.
Founded in 1763, Maison Hine is one of the oldest Cognac producers. For its spirits it uses only grapes produced in the region’s two most prestigious crus, Grande and Petite Champagne. All of its Cognacs are aged for a period much longer than the legal requirements. In its 250-year history, Maison Hine has also established itself worldwide as a great specialist in the production of vintage wines, a rarity in the Cognac industry.
Hine’s superb international reputation is confirmed by the Maison’s 30 awards and accolades in the past five years. Hine is also the only Cognac company to hold the exclusive Royal Warrant, that is, the seal of official supplier to the Royal House of England.
In special years, when the climate allows for a harvest of exceptional quality, Maison Hine keeps a small quantity of Cognac distilled exclusively from the grapes of the most prestigious cru, Grande Champagne. These are the millesimates (vintages), of which Hine has assembled a collection over the centuries that is unparalleled in the industry. The vintage wines are aged and matured in the Hine and Jarnac cellars, under temperature and humidity conditions that ensure that elegant, full-bodied and extraordinarily complex distillates are obtained.
Instead, some Hine millesimates are transported in kegs to Bristol, England, to age across the English Channel, following an old 19th-century custom: such millesimates are called Early Landed Cognac. With lower average temperatures and higher humidity rates than in Jarnac, millesimates aged in Bristol acquire and retain more delicate, light and fruity notes.