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Hine Tasting Notes

Posted: January 2, 2013 in Cognac, Hine, Other Spirits

Hine Cigar Reserve 40%

Tasted: Dec 2012

Lightly floral aromas with a depth of lightly spiced prune, sweet sultana and grape. Not hugely complex but it has a soft, rounded rancio. 

The palate is soft and rounded. Quite rich with a light spicy note. It becomes quite sweet and crystalised with some honey coated light dried fruits. Medium length with quite a tart citrus and salty finish. It has a slightly mature core but you can certainly feel the younger spirit component at the edges. Quite a dry, tannic finish. However those tannins are quite supple. To be honest I’m not exactly overwhelmed.