Here comes a Hine Grande Champagne Private Reserve Cognac that is located in Denver, USA.

The Reader writes “I am a former sommelier from a highly regarded French restaurant. I have had this bottle since the mid 1990’s.and has been stored in my wine cellar for over 20 years. It was acquired through an auction. I don’t remember which although I believe it was Chicago Wine Co. I would like to find a new home for this bottle as I no longer can afford to drink bottles of this price range.”

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The label reads: Private Reserve
Bottled by hand 1983for Taylor & Lake, London,W.1.
Landed England 1958
40% Alcohol by volume
23.04 fluid ounces
T. Hine & Co. Est. 1763

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: none

Hine Grand Champagne Private ReserveHine label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a cellar
  • Up-right standing

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Cork seems to be dry
  • Cork is protected by a wax seal

Hine Grand Champagne Private ReserveHine cork

The level of the cognac: High shoulder or top shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the upper curve of the shoulder

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Hine Grande Champagne Private Reserve.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.


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    Probably a very good cognac but the non-commercial bottling, corny hand-made label and rudimentary cork seal makes origin and content unverifiable.
    Taylor & Lake is an unknown entity… maybe just the two jokers who bottled this in their kitchen? Couldn’t find any trace of such Company. Why does this cognac have 3 dates: 1948, 1958, 1983… If it is vintage 1948 and was bottled in 1983 what happened to it in 1958? It was “landed” whatever that means (Imported?).
    Maybe it was bottled in 1958 and re-bottled into this custom bottle in 1983?

    It could be a one-of-a-kind bottle. Maybe It is Hine cognac in it and maybe not, who knows?

    It would be near impossible to sell this to a collector.

    My advice is to drink it and enjoy it. But take a small sip first to verify it is actually cognac…

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    I received confirmation directly from Hine confirming the authenticity of the bottle. Here is the excerpt from their reply:

    Bernard Hine has now come back to me with a little more information. The label was produced by a gentleman called Mark Lake and was bottled by London Bridge Bottlers. We can confirm that the bottle is genuine. We understand the company Taylor & Lake closed quite some years ago now.

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    Can you add few more shots of the capsule please

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