Hine Rare VSOP
An Underrated Cognac of the Highest Quality
A “Fine Champagne” Cognac, Hine Rare VSOP from the House of Hine is a rich yet delicate cognac made with 25 different eaux-de-vies of the Grande and Petite Champagne grapes aged in French oaks, the oldest being 12 years.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Known to produce superior eaux-de-vies due to its unique terroir, a Fine Champagne cognac is produced with grapes grown in the chalky, limestone-rich terroir of Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Hine Rare VSOP is a Fine Champagne cognac with a blend of 25 different eaux-de-vies, aged in lightly toasted French oak barrels for as long as 12 years.
Encased in a beautiful faceted bottle, Hine Rare shines a soft topaz hue when poured. On the nose, delicate floral notes of jasmine mingle with undertones of orange rind and vanilla. On the palate, the distinctive woodsy profile of its French oak barrels shine in this cognac, providing a veil of spiced oak throughout the tasting. A smooth and round entry builds to flavours of dried apricots, molasses with notes of caramel and vanilla. The finish is of dark, gingery spices and oak that lingers for a long time.
PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS
Enjoy simply. Pour neat or with a splash of water or ice. If you love food pairings as much as we do, we recommend this VSOP with Kaviari Kristal Caviar, the rich and robust cognac enhances the creaminess of the caviar to create an utterly decadent flavor experience.
For lovers of cheese boards and charcuterie, this VSOP is best paired with more mature cheeses such as Fourme D’Ambert, Camembert, or Brie de Meaux. If you’re one for charcuterie, explore this cognac with Castaing’s Discovery Set of 5 pates and tell us your favorite!
THE ONLY COGNAC FOR THE BRITISH MONARCHY
A history well entwined with royalty, cognac is loved by nobles around the world. The House of Hine was awarded a Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and remains the only official supplier of cognac to the British monarchy to this day.
The adventures of the House of Hine started with Thomas Hine almost 250 years ago. A young Englishman who found himself fleeing the French Revolution was imprisoned at the Château de Jarnac in France. What shortly ensued is his marriage to one of the daughters of his hosts and in 1817, Maison Hine was established along the banks of Charente, France.
Store unopened bottles in a cool, dark place away from extreme changes in temperatures. Opened bottles are best consumed within 6 months.