Hine Rare Fine Champagne is a VSOP Cognac of the highest quality. This Cognac is a rich but at the same time extremely gentle drink made up of a blend of twenty-five different Cognacs from the Grande and the Petite Champagne. It constitutes 40% of Petite Champagne and 60% of Grande Champagne blends.

The bottle with its wooden cap is a distinguished bottle bearing the logo of the Hine estate.

Hine VSOP (pic Fortinbras)

The youngest one of the eaux-de-vie in the Hine Rare VSOP Cognac is about six years old, but others reach up to twelve years. The average eau-de-vie is aged for about eight years.

The tasting notes for the Hine Rare Fine Champagne are:

The eye: golden and amber hue.
The nose
: pleasant, light floral scents of Jasmine, which turns complex with spicy and fruity notes. Slight hints of orange, pale sultanas, chocolate and pears.
The taste
: full in flavor and extremely smooth for a VSOP. The molasses and dried fruit aromas have a rum barrel note. A round entry leads to a fruity/sweet medium-bodied of toffee, autumn fruits, and gingery spices.
The finish:
It finishes with a drying wave of charred wood, oak, pepper and dried fruit. The Cognac is perfectly balanced with a good grapey character. The full flavor remains on the palate for a very long time.
Blend: 60% Grande Champagne, 40% Petite Champagne.
Age: ranges from 4 to 12 years, with an average of 8 years.
Price: € 35,-/ € 40,-

Hine VSOP (pic fortinbras)

Producer: Hine
ABV:   40%
Country of Origin: France
Region: Cognac

International Review of Spirits Award: Silver Medal

Our verdict: Hine Rare Fine Champagne VSOP is well structured and has been very skillfully blended. It has all the traditional finesse of a Cognac created by Thomas Hine.

We have noted the following US importer for this spirit:

Todhunter Imports
222 Lakeview Ave Suite #1500
West Palm Beach FL 33401
Ph. (561) 837-6300
Fax (561)832-4556
www.todhunter.com

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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.

5 Comments

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    2 thumbs up for this VSOP .. Muy delicioso !!!

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    Very, very Smooth. I drive for miles looking for a store that still stocks HINE RARE VSOP in Maryland.

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    Hello…I have a bottle of Hine Antique Tres Rare Fine Champagne 70cl. Underneath the back label it is printed on the bottle….L4 23012. It has not been opened and still has the shrink-wrap seal on the cap.
    It was purchased in France in 1980ish.
    Would you be able to give me an estimate on it’s worth today or a site that I may find the information.

    Thank you in advance.
    Kathy Cooper

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    John Havlicek

    The Hine VSOP has been a wonderful surprise for me…beautifully smooth and complex. I got my first bottle as a gift. My second was also a gift…but from me to me!

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