Cognac Hine, "Homage" Grand Cru, 0.7 L
The taste of cognac velvety, with hints of citrus and dominant orange peel, so characteristic of old cognacs, amazing subtle nuances of mushrooms, which confirms the aging process in very wet basements, warm notes of cloves, pineapple and sweet-mown grass. In a unique lingering aftertaste noticeable notes of spice and gingerbread.
Intense aroma of cognac contains rich floral notes, tones of citrus and orange zest, rum and raisin shades.
Cognac is an exclusive digestif, can be served with coffee or cigar.
"Homage" Grand Cru - a unique, refined, original cognac blend which was established October 23, 2000 of three Early Landed cognacs vintage 1984, 1986 i1987's aged in oak barrels in the United Kingdom in company-owned Hein chalk cellars in Bristol, where the constant temperature is maintained at 8-12 ° C, and the humidity rarely drops below 95%. These conditions not only limit the exposure volume loss, but also allow for more subtle and elegant cognac with a beautiful floral-fruity aroma and subtle hints of mushrooms and wood in a bouquet. Cognac, in the "Homage", created mainly from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne, a small fraction of an exceptional harvest Petite Champagne.
If you are a connoisseur of good French brandy, you will appreciate the "homage" to the noble decanter and replenish them his collection, especially since the French stopped producing Early Landed cognacs and after 2020 they will be virtually inaccessible.
"Homage" Grand Cru won the gold medal at the "International Wine and Spirit Competition" in 2008 and a silver medal at the same competition in 2006.
In 1791, the young Thomas Hine left Dorset (England) in search of happiness in France. He chose the Cognac region, perhaps because his family, who lived on the coast, engaged in selling cognac. The young man was not lucky: during the French Revolution, Thomas was arrested for espionage and imprisoned in the castle in Jarnac. But he soon freed and married Françoise Elisabeth, whose father had his own company for the production of brandy in Jarnac. It soon turned into a business-in-law of his own career and passion. Thomas quickly became known and respected expert. Over the years, he raised the art of making cognac to new heights, while continuing to develop the business, which in 1822 was named Thomas Hine & Co.
Thomas Hine left more than a thriving business. Today the company operates Hine sixth generation, she is known and respected around the world for the exceptional quality of its cognacs.
House of Hine stands on the banks of the Charente River, in the heart of the Cognac region. In the ancient cellars, little has changed over the years, this is where the best vintages are stored brandy. House Hine - one of the oldest houses in Jarnac, he has always been the headquarters of the company. Hein family has an estate of 120 hectares in the famous Grande Champagne region, excellent southern exposure allows the grapes to ripen well in the warm sunshine. 70 hectares of vineyards grow grapes, the average age of the vines is 25 years, the rest of the estate is covered by forests and pastures.
Exposure to alcohol in Hine used barrels from Limousin oak, most of which is stored in the basement Hein, offering ideal conditions for the maturation of cognacs, each of which is in the process of aging is endowed with unique nuances of aroma and taste.
The company's motto reads: "Hein produces little, but it does so admirably." Hein manufactures products in limited quantities, selling cognac in specially designed elegant bottles and containers, enabling flawless design speak for itself.