Hine Rare VSOP Cognac
Hine has a much publised connection with Beaminster and we stock three of their most recognisable blends. Thomas Hine married the daughter of a gentleman who owned a Cognac House in Jarnac. By 1817 the company was renamed Thomas Hine & Company. VSOP status requires that the the contents must have spent at least four years in cask although in reality many of the brandies will be considerably older.
This is what's known as a Fine Champagne. The cognac is aged from between 6 and 12 years, with most being around 8 years old. It is a stunning cognac with an excellent delivery.
Hine has long been a Cognac for wine lovers, and never more obviously than in this Fine Champagne blend, which means a combination of fruit from Grande and Petite Champagne, with Grande Champagne in the majority. Jasmine, honeysuckle, a basket of juicy tropical fruit, plus creamy vanilla. An old favourite, and a true classic. - Decanter
Fine Champagne Cognac - VSOP - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition