So far, I've tasted the "big four" Cognacs from Houses Hennessy, Remy, Courvoisier and Martell. Hine seemed like a logical next step. This one has a bright and fruity nose, grape and raspberry jam, cherry cobbler, and other sweet red fruit desserts. A slight dusty lime. The taste falls flat though; watery and flavorless on the entry, it then turns starkly saline. Tart brambleberry. There is no spice here at all, just a young-tasting (for a VSOP), light, fresh, and fruity Cognac with limited complexity. The last few drops in the glass tasted exactly like unsweetened raspberry tea. A bit one-dimensional, but it really heralds Spring.
32.99 USD per Bottle