Hine Early-Landed Grande Champagne Cognac 1987 (Landed 1989, Bottled 2003)
Hine's Early Landed Grande Champagne Cognac 1987 was landed in 1989 and bottled in 2003 by Bristol Spirits Ltd.
|Grape Blend||Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc, Colombard|
|Label Quality||Light bin-soiling to labels.|
Hine is renowned for having been one of the first cognac houses to start making such rarities as vintage cognac available to discerning drinkers worldwide, and at the beginning of the 19th century it started to ship cognac in cask to British connoisseurs.
To this day, each vintage year, a small number of casks are sent to Bristol to mature in the house's chalk cellars for a minimum of 20 years, and it is these casks that are referred to as early-landed.
The conditions for aging the cognac in England make for a more delicate, refined drink than the equivalent casks aged in France, displaying light floral and fruity aromas with subtle hints of wood. The vintage cognacs from Hine are produced exclusively from the Grande Champagne; vineyards designated as the highest quality in the region.
Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).