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The Finest French “Vintage Cognacs”: Hine Vintage Cognacs Releases Limited Quantity Of Old Vintage “XO Premier Cru” Each Year


In certain years, when the favourable climate has yielded an exceptional harvest, HINE sets aside a cognac drawn exclusively from the Grande Champagne region.

Experience, handed down over the centuries, enables HINE to detect the qualities that will create a true vintage cognac.

Over the years, HINE has built up an unrivalled collection of old vintages, of which a limited quantity is released each year.

For any given vintage, the climate of the year and the storage conditons influence the taste and the ageing process of the cognac, making each vintage unique…

The cognacs, never sold at less than 20 years of age, are especially prized by connoisseurs.

The House of HINE stands on the banks of the River Charente, deep in Cognac country. In the ancient cellars behind, little has changed in 250 years. Always locked, they protect the finest vintages. This is one of the oldest houses in Jarnac, and has always been the company's headquarters. From the quay in front, barges took HINE's precious cognacs on the first stage of their journey to all parts of the world.

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This entry was posted on June 15, 2010 by in Cognacs, Grape Varietals, Hine Vintage Cognacs, History, Labels, Production and tagged , , , , .
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