Hine Antique XO has always been the connoisseurs' choice from the range - and now it's had an upgrade, so it should be even better. This Premier Cru has been aged a minimum 10 years and has been upgraded from Fine Champagne to Grande Champagne, meaning that all the eaux-de-vie used in the assemblage are from the best region of Cognac.
This fine brandy is also great without a cigar! It does however, invite me to think about smoking a fine Cuban stogie to complement this vintage. I was a long-time Remy man until a year ago, before switching to Hine: a smart move if I say so myself, and very rewarding indeed.
The great tast of Hine urges me to splash out for the other vintage bottles. Ah well, roll on retirement, a good horse or a lottery win and who knows.
- Berty, 21st Nov '12
Hine (along with Paul Beau) make the best Cognac around, hands down. This is no exception
- anonymous, 26th Nov '10
Spicy with a touch of rancio, literally with no fruit or floral on the palate.Suitable with a cigar.
- Edwin, 7th Oct '10
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