Hine Cigar Reserve XO Cognac
A Cigar Reserve Cognac aged for at least 12 years. As you
have probably noticed, Hine has a certain affinity to cigars - and the Hine
Cognac XO Cigar Reserve is one of its most robust bottles. A deep, rich
and spicy Reserve Cognac that was crafted by Bernard Hine in collaboration with
Nicholas Freeman of the cigar purveyors, Hunter and Frankau. In combining their
savoir-faire, they have produced a fine bodied blend.
This Cognac is strong like a Havana, yet incredibly
balanced. It is a blend of more than 25 different eaux-de-vie, ranging from
four of the premium growing areas: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne,
Borderies and Fins Bois. The spirits come together to produce aromas that are
perfect for enjoying alongside a cigar.
As an XO standard Cognac, it has been matured for at
least 12 years in oak barrels in the Jarnac cellar of Hine Cognac. How to enjoy
This well-balanced Cognac pairs perfectly with a Havana cigar, but is equally
subtle enough to be enjoyed neat.
Produced in collaboration with Hunters & Frankau of
London, the exclusive UK distributor of Havana cigars. This blend of Grande and
Petite Champagne, which gives it a floral character, and Fine Bois, which adds
fruit, has a minimum age of 12 years. It's full bodied with flavors of maple,
hazelnut, and a smoky tobacco note, and an acidity that refreshes the palate
and enhances the combined flavors. It is the only expression of Hine to include