Hine Cigar Reserve XO
40% abv, 70 cl
Bernard Hine, sixth generation of the Hine family and Nicholas Freeman, the late Chairman of UK Havana Cigar importers Hunters & Frankau, first met in 1986. From this initial encounter an enduring friendship began. It was a friendship that would eventually lead to the creation of a classic and lasting match between a cognac and a fine handmade cigar.
In 1996, after ten years of sharing their knowledge and expertise, as well as countless cigars and glasses of cognac, the Hine Cigar Reserve was born.
It is a rich and distinctive cognac, aged for over 12 years in French oak wood casks. Its depth and complexity make it the perfect accompaniment to a Havana.
Blended with over 20 eaux-de-vie coming from the following 4 growths of the Cognac region: Grande Champagne, Petit Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois grapes
Well balanced, soft spices, liquorice, very round and long on the palate
The Cigar Reserve is Hine's most powerful Cognac - Rich, well rounded and complex with zingy spices, fresh pepper and tobacco. Also includes notes of walnut, honey and lightly toasted brioche
On The Nose:
Tobacco leaf, crystallised fruit, honey and a slight hint of wood.