We’re always pleased to see new products brought to market, and this time it’s the turn of Hine and Camus Cognac to whet our appetites.
Thomas Hine & Co Hine Grande Champagne Cognac 1983 Jarnac-Matured, and the Hine Grande Champagne Cognac 1983 Early-Landed
Available in the USA, UK, Ukraine, Taiwan, Romania, China, Russia, France and Germany, Hine Cognac is offering two different limited edition Cognacs from 1983.
50 bottles of both the Jarnac-Matured and the Early-Landed will be available late February, at a price of £285 sterling ($440 US) for the Hine 1983 Early-Landed Cognac and £360 for the Hine 1983 Early-Matured Cognac. And that’s 50 bottles globally, not in each destination. So you’d better be quick if you want to get your hands on one of these.
Slightly more affordable, the Camus Borderies VSOP Limited Release has gone on sale at a reasonable $50 US per bottle. This singe vineyard cognac is produces from the Ugni Blanc grape. Being from the Borderies region, this makes it quite different from Cognac produced from the other growing areas. Eaux-de-vie from here tends to be very delicate, floral and rich in honey tones. This is due to the large amount of clay in the soil here, as opposed to the chalky terrain of the Grande and Petite Champagne regions.
1,250 cases have been released, and is easily spotted due to the white label and elongated white cap.
Sources: just-drinks.com examiner.com