Door number 11 of the Drinks by the Dram Cognac Advent Calendar reveals a sample of the Hine cognac – bonneuil 2005 bottled at 43%. Sweet, fruity and fresh notes are the first things I notice on this nose. Spices, citrus fruits, vanilla, raisin, dried prunes, crispy bacon strips, malt, mentos, liquorish and red apples.
Just as the nose the same notes are carried forward on the palate beautifully. A fruity and sweet palate with a soft finish with a clover honey note. There is a hint of nuts also in the back together with grilled pineapple, raspberry and mango. Lovely cognac, like this one… Thanks for sharing a sample Drinks by the Dram, great way to explore cognacs in this way!