Hine Homage Cognac
HINE // Cognac, France
Hine Homage Cognac is a blend of Early-Landing cognacs from the Grande Champagne region from 3 older vintages: 1984, 1986, and 1987 which were matured in the UK. Early Landing cognacs are characterized by exportation prior to maturation. This was blended with Fine Champagne cognac aged in Jarnac; all of the brandy was aged at least 10 years prior to bottling.
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
"Homage has a brilliant amber-color tone with a sweet rum-raisin bouquet. Heavy vanilla tones come through on the initial attack. Smooth and sweet, the cognac has delicious rich notes of butterscotch and stone fruits. Lingering vanilla and clove tones stay with you on the finish."