HINE Bonneuil 2008
HINE // Grande Champagne, France
HINE Bonneuil 2008 is the third release in the Bonneuil series, a single vintage, single vineyard cognac from HINE's own estate and follows the 2005 and 2006 vintage (the 2007 vintage was deemed "insufficiently expressive." This vintage yielded just 16 casks (7200 bottles) after aging in oak for a decade. The bottle bears the bottling date (19 July 2018), cask number and bottle number on each label. This release was announced to be available in the US in November 2018.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeFrench oak
"Aromas of brewing Oolong tea, orange peel and jasmine emerge from this light-bodied cognac. On the palate it is delicate and light, with great balance of acidity and sweetness with flavors that include orange blossom and dried apricots. Utterly refined and packing very little tannic heft, it charms with its refinement "