Hine Cognac XO
Aged an average of 20 to 25 years, Antique is exquisitely balanced: light and delicate but still complex. It is a blend of Cognacs from the Grande and Petite Champagne districts only. On both the nose and the palate a great deal of fruitiness is tempered by rancio (a pungent, nutty, woodsy flavor), which marks Antique as a mature Cognac. The taste is mellow and supple with a wealth of sustained flavors, floral nuances, hints of honey, leather and vine and a pronounced taste of vanilla, carried by finesse and endurance.