Hine Antique XO is Hine’s vision of complexity, showing the evolution of Cognac over time. Aged for approximately 22 years, it makes the perfect after-dinner Cognac, with superb layers of flavours packed full of aromatics and complexity. Hine Antique XO is ideal for enthusiasts who enjoy lingering cognacs with density and suave structure.
Appearance: Deep amber.
Nose: Ceder, old books, quince and Beeswax.
Taste: Velvety with notes of baked fig tart and salted caramel.
Finish: Old leather, white tobacco and milk chocolate.
Overall: Haunting and sophisticated.
Big-boy Cognac for people who wouldn’t dare put this in a cocktail. With so much depth the layers in Hine Antique XO just keep going, where one sip is like working your way through pages and pages of a good book, you don’t realise how much time has passed reading because you’ve become some engrossed by the tale.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of Hine Antique XO, you could also try H by Hine VSOP or Hine Rare VSOP.
Hine Antique XO is a blend composed of forty eau-de-vie made with Ugni Blanc grapes that come exclusively from Grande Champagne crus, a particular terroir of limestones and chalk that provide vivacity and finesse to the Cognac. Aged for an average of 22 years, the choice of distillates highlights the fruit and floral notes, bring richness to the blend. The fine grain of the Tronçais oak style offers up ripe fruit flavours, and release hints of walnut, freshly toasted bread and blonde tobacco as is signature of the house.
Thomas Hine and Co.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Hine Cognac is a 255-year-old house that is rooted in British culture: its founder was from Dorset; its Cognacs are a favourite with the royal family and some of their vintage Cognacs is aged in the U.K (called early landed). For six generations, the head of the Hine family has worked hard to maintain a high-quality spirit and an incredible heritage. Hine’s Cognacs are considered to be some of the most delicate, fruit-driven and elegant, with the least wood influence. Made in Petite and Grande Champagne, the range offers great variety, from classic expressions to wild cards and bespoke Cognacs.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Hine Antique XO is a sophisticated blend of 40 Cognacs made exclusively from Grande Champagne.
Appellation Cognac Fine Champagne Contrôlée. 100% Ugni Blanc grapes.