Close to 20 clear brandies confectioned with Grand and Petite Champagne grapes are blended with this French delight. The warm, lively sound of the English horn painting the spring air with its music. A lazy afternoon with warm sunshine on our face while we read a book or look at cloud shapes in the sky. This delicate expression from the French distillery House of Hine brings delicate fruit taste and aromas from the moment you open a bottle. Its flavor is soft as flower petals and reinterprets the flavor of the white wines produced from Charente vines into a cognac that is our pride and an important benchmark for connoisseurs everywhere.
Nose: The complex flavor of Hine Rare VSOP begins with woody notes of raw oak spice, sweet caramel, and the soft pepperiness of white pepper with some light floral notes, like a small garden just outside your windowsill, lingering about.
Mouth: The spicy oak and caramel notes are present from the moment this fine cognac touches your lips. Sweet vanilla, fruity raisin and zesty orange peel notes are also present, developing towards a cinnamon, anise and mint aftertaste.
Finish: The finish is smooth, mint-like with raisin and spicy oak flavor with the subtleties of camphor, cinnamon, cloves and anise.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV%): 40%
2 oz. Hine Rare VSOP
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lemon juice
Sugar, for the rim
Mix all the ingredients, except the sugar, in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Coat the rim of the martini glass with some lemon juice and then dip in sugar. Strain the cocktail into the martini glass.
1.5 oz. Hine Rare VSOP
2 oz. your favorite lemon-lime soda
4 thin slices
1 lime zest
1 long piece of cucumber
In a glass, place the ginger and lime zest and Hine Rare VSOP and press lightly 2-3 times. Fill the glass with ice and stir for 5 seconds. Pour the rest of the cognac and add the lemon-lime soda and cucumber for garnish. Stir well.