Single vineyard Cognac released by Hine

Thomas Hine & Co's single vineyard Cognac, Domaines Hine Bonneuil, has been released worldwide launching with its 2005 vintage.

Domaines-HINE-récolte-2005-sans-reflet-463x640 Its launch was first announced in September, with the expression now available in the UK, US, Russia, France and Taiwan. Eighteen casks produced 9,000 bottles of the Cognac, which was produced using grapes from Hine’s 70-hectare estate in the village of Bonneuil, overlooking the Colinaud valley in the region’s most prestigious, chalk-rich Grande Champagne area. Reporting on the dry, sunny conditions in 2005, Hine drew a comparison with the 1953 growing season, which produced “one of the best vintages of the 20th century.” In the UK Hine Bonneuil 2005 is available with an RRP of £80 per bottle through Berry Bros & Rudd, Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange via distributor Pol Roger Portfolio. Depending on the quality of the growing season, Hine confirmed its aim to release further single vintage expressions under the Bonneuil label in future.