Hine Bottle Catalog (last updated Sep 8, 2019)

(488 bottles and 306 miniatures, but still incomplete)

Hine is actually founded in 1817 by Thomas Hine, but you will often see 1763 on their bottles as the year they were first established. (To find out why, go the the Hine page.)
Hine’s emblem is the recumbent stag. The name Hine is probably derived from hinde: a keeper of the deer. Hence the emblem, that was registered in 1867 bij Isaac Georges Hine.
In 1962 Hine was appointed official cognac supplier to HRH Queen Elizabeth II, so you can see the royal arms depicted on many of their bottles.
Hine specializes in the use of grande and petite champagne for their cognacs. That is why you mainly will see fine champagne, grande champagne and petite champagne cognacs on this page.

Contents:

1. Stars and VS
2. Signature
3. Rare & Delicate
4. VSOP and Vieille
5. Napoleon
6. Antique and XO
7. Tres Vieille (decanters)
8. Triomphe
9. Old vintage
10. Vintages
11. Limited edions and other special bottles
—11a. H by Hine, Initial, VSOP, Single cask
—11b. Bonneuil
—11c. Cigar Reserve
—11d. Homage
—11e. Impérial
—11f. Family Réserve
—11g. Other
—11h. Twin edition 1995
12. Decanters
13. Magnums
14. Figurals
15. Miniatures
—15a. Stars
—15b. Signature
—15c. VS
—15d. Rare & Delicate
—15e. VO, VSOP and the like
—15f. Napoleon
—15g. Imperial
—15h. Antique and XO
—15i. Triomph and Talent
—15j. Vintages
—15k. Limited editions and other special bottles
—15l. Figurals
—15m. Mini samples
—15n. 10cl up to 50cl
16. Extravaganza

1. Stars and VS

5 stars  4/5 quart 5 star Sceptre (1970s); US import, 21 Brands, New York

Three stars; cognaçaise shape bottle  With an additional label with the royal arms, separated from the main label; old capsule  Same as previous bottle, but with a paper duty seal; Portugese import (1960s)   Newer capsule  Produce of France stated in two lines  70 proof stated in the top left and 24 FL OZS right (1960s)  70 Proof stated on the top left and not less than 24 FL OZS below 'Cognac'  75cl stated; Italian import (B.A.R. Roma) Bottle 'Année du Bicentenaire' (1963) with an additional label of the royal arms attached to the main label

Three stars, with 40% stated in the top let corner  Three stars; no ABV stated; with a paper top seal  Three stars; content not stated; 40% in the middle below. Adornments in black.  Content not stated; 40% in the middle below. Adornments in gold. With a neck label.  Three stars; paillarde shape; with a paper seal on top and Italian importer data below. 73ctl stated No content stated (said to be 70cl on auction) 73cl, Italian import, Silver, Firenze

Stars de Luxe:

68cl and 40%vol stated (1980s)  CL 70 and Gr 40% stated (1970-1980s)  70cl and 40% stated  24 fl oz 68cl and 70 proof stated  75cl stated  24 fl oz 68cl and 70 proof 40%vol stated; more yellow label  24 fl oz and 70 Proof 40% G.L. stated  24 fl oz and 70 proof 40%vol stated  1L bottle  1L bottle, more yellow label; content and abv are placed a bit higher on the label

VS

2. Signature

68cl stated in the lower left 68cl e stated in the lower left, a bit lower than on previous bottle; label is less yellow  70cl stated in the bottom left  content stated left below with an 'e' (estimate) symbol  brown capsule  70cl e stated and 40%vol; the appellation cognac controlée line is printed a little higher.  70cl stated left of 'Signature'  70cl is stated a little lower than on previous bottle  100cl stated in bottom left corner e 1 Litre stated; with appellation cognac controlée stated below; 1L, with appellation cognac controlée stated below; content not stated Petite champagne, with a golden capsule; 1L bottle  70cl petite champagne; black capsule 70cl petite champagne; slender bottle shape 1Le, petite champagne; slender bottle shape

3. Rare and Delicate

Rare & Delicate, fine champagne; brown neck with lots of text; 70cle; cream cord Red stopper  Rare & Delicate, fine champagne; cream coloured neck with lots of text; 70cle; 'e' is bigger; red cord Cream coloured neck with lots of text; red cord; 70cle; with a paper duty seal on top and a red stopper  Rare & Delicate, fine champagne; cream coloured neck with little text; 70cl  Same as previous, bur with a paper duty seal  Rare & Delicate, fine champagne; 100cl  Cream coloured neck with lots of text, 70cl stated; VSOP stated! 70cle Rare & Delicate AND VSOP stated; paper duty seal, Italian import

4. VSOP and Vieille

Vieille Fine Champagne Vieille Fine Champagne 70cl Vieille Fine Champagne, Réservé à la Maison Nicolas

VSOP old pale; 70cl VSOP vieux cognac, 70cl; 1960s With produce of France stated and a paper duty seal Not less than 24 FL.OZS stated VSOP Vieux Cognac, 24 FL OZS stated Without the word cognac at the bottom of the label; the bottle has lost its neck label with vsop on it  With 40% stated in the top right corner  VSOP vieux cognac, 24 fl.ozs (1960s)  VSOP vieux cogac, 24 fl oz.; VSOP now on the main label VSOP vieux cognac; paillarde like shape; 70cl, with a paper seal on top  VSOP vieux cognac; paillarde like shape; 1L

 

VSOP, 70cl (1980s)   VSOP vieux cognac; 24 fl ozs. stated above on the right  VSOP vieux cognac; 24 fl ozs. stated above on the left  VSOP vieux cognac, 24 fl oz and 68cl stated above on the left (1970s)  VSOP vieux cognac, 70cl stated '70cl e' stated  68cl Liqueur Cognac 68cl Liqueur Cognac, yellow-green label '68cl e' stated, Liqueur Cognac 24 fl.oz 68cl Liqueur Cognac VSOP fine champagne; 70cl VSOP fine champagne; 70cl; cognaçaise bottle

Decanters:

Vieille Fine Champagne; 70cle stated left below  Same as previous, but with a paper duty seal; stopper slightly different too.  CL 70 stated in the top left corner Vieille Fine Champagne; 68cl stated left below. (1980s)   Vieille Fine Champagne; content not stated; paper seal on top Vieille Fine Champagne; 70cl stated left below; Auslandisches Erzeugnis No content or ABV stated; Mexican import (prob. 700ml) '100cl e' stated; vieille fine champagne  '100cl e' stated; the 'e' is a bit smaller and sitting a bit higher; shorter capsule; vieille fine champagne (1980s)  '100cl e', but letters underneath Fine Champagne Cognac are more clear. Shorter capsule.

750ml bottle with VSOP stated and also Rare & Delicate.

Fine champagne cognac; 70cl stated; no ribbon from stopper to the neck label  Fine champagne cognac; no content stated; 70cl; Asian characters on the neck  Fine champagne VSOP; '70cl' stated  Fine champagne VSOP; '70cl e' stated   Fine champagne VSOP; content not clear (100cl)  Same as previous, but a more yellow label  Fine Champagne VSOP, 70cl; with an Asian sticker on the neck

Different layout of the label; 70cl  Diferent layout of the label; 1L (on back-side is stated: duty Free)

Rare VSOP:

rare fine champagne vsop (70cl stated on the back)  70cl (statedon back); with a paper duty seal on top.  750ml stated; rare fine champagne vsop  1L bottle (stated on the back) 1L, different back 1L, another different back content not stated; RARE VSOP cognac fine champagne; 70cl stated on back  content not stated; RARE VSOP cognac fine champagne; 70cl stated on back; with a UK sticker 750ml stated; RARE VSOP fine champagne cognac ; 40%ALC/VOL (in capitals) 750ml stated; RARE VSOP fine champagne cognac ; 40%alc/vol (not in capitals); and with name and address line 750ml stated; RARE VSOP cognac fine champagne     RARE; cognac fine champagne  Rare VSOP, The Original (2017), content not stated (prob. 750ml)  The Original, 750ml stated  1L Estate VSOP

VSOP, H by Hine:

Fine champagne, 750ml stated; in small print: appellation cognac fine champagne controlée  Fine champagne, content not stated (said to be 750ml by shop); in small print: appellation cognac fine champagne controlée  Content not stated; in small print: appellation fine champagne controlée; said to be 700ml by shop Petite champagne, content not stated  New type, fine champagne; 70cl  What is this?

5. Napoléon

70 cl Extra Fine Cognac  CL 70 Extra Fine Cognac   70cl Extra Fine Cognac; content stated on the back  1L  Hine placed above Napoleon; 70cl Extra Vieille Fine Cognac; 40%vol stated  Like previous bottle, but 70cl somewhat more to the left and 40%vol somewhat more to the right  70cl Extra Vieille Fine Cognac; ABV not stated  70 Extra Vieille Fine Cognac; HKDNP stated  1L  Duty Free Phillipines; 70cl

70cl Old Reserve Cognac; T. Hine on green cord  70cl Old Reserve Cognac; 'Napoleon' on green cord; on back-side 'Duty Free' is stated.

 

6. Antique and XO

Antique:

Vieille Fine Champagne; paillarde shape bottle With a stag hanger

With rectangular little ‘Antique’ label:

No neck label; rectangular label with 'Antique' 720ml Asian import. Produce of France stated  Neck label in red with the stag on it; 'Vieille fine champagne de T. Hine & Co'  Neck label with the royal arms; HINE in bold black letters on top; 'Vieille fine champagne bottled by T. Hine & Co'; 24 FL OZS stated on the back (1960s)  The front is the same as pevious bottle, but the back is different (Not less than)  Neck label with the royal arms; HINE in bold black letters on top; 'Cognac Vieille Fine Champagne' stated (1970s)

With white-yellow oval label and HINE in outline letters underneath the stag emblem:

Vieille Fine Champagne, 700ml stated   Vieille Fine Champagne, 70 proof stated Vieille Fine Champagne; no content or ABV stated  Vieille Fine Champagne 'Cognac'!; no content or ABV stated. Name is just 'Hine' Vieille Fine Champagne, T. Hine & Co.; no content or ABV stated; different shape of the bottle, prob. 1L Same as previous, but with ABV stated 1L bottle, just 'Hine'; 1960s Vieille Fine Champagne; no content or ABV stated; import information beneath Vieille Fine Champagne; no content or ABV stated; different import information beneath

With gold coloured oval label and HINE in bold black letters underneath ‘Antique’:

Tres Vieille Fine Champagne cognac; 70cl stated Tres Vieille Fine Champagne cognac; 68cl stated  68cl - 24 fl oz stated and 70% Proof - 40%vol  68cl and 24 fl oz stated (1970s)  Tres Vieille Fine Champagne cognac; CL 70 stated and with importer data underneath. Oval label has probably fallen off. No content or ABV stated, Asian import (click to see back side)

With gold coloured oval label and HINE in bold black letters on top and with a ribbon:

Tres Vieille Fine Champagne Cognac; 70cl stated and 40%Vol  Tres Vieille Fine Champagne Cognac; 68cl stated and 40%Vol  760ML stated, Très Vieille Fine Champagne   With importer data underneath; CL 70 and GR 40 stated  With importer data underneath; content not stated; ABV stated on top right

Antique inside a box and the label is plain; 70cl and 40% stated (1970s)  Antique inside a box and the label is plain; 700ml stated and 70 proof

With irregular shape of label:

Tres Rare Fine Champagne; '70cl e' stated. Hine on a grey area and with an ecru coloured neck.  Tres Rare Fine Champagne; '70cl e' stated. Hine on a grey area with a dark coloured neck.  70cl e stated; bottom text line only in French (1990s) 70cl e stated; bottom text line only in English (1990s) Tres Rare Fine Champagne; 70cl stated; Hine on a red-brown area; bottom text line in two languages Same as previous bottle but with a paper duty seal  Tres Rare Fine Champagne, 750ml stated  Tres Vieille Fine Champagne, 70cl stated

No label; Antique XO:

70cl; Antique Fine Champagne XO Cognac; looks like it has a label, but that is on the back-side (2000s)  70cl; Antique XO Fine Champagne Cognac (lines in different order)  Same as previous, but with a paper UK sticker on the back  With a paper duty seal Only the back-side differs from previous bottle: 'Product of France' and an additional symbol added.  70cl stated on the back; Fine Champagne Cognac; XO in large letters; no paper label on the back (different symbols on the back)  Same as previous bottle, but with a paper UK sticker on the back  With a Duty Free Sales Only sticker  Fine Champagne Cognac; 750ml stated  Fine Champagne Cognac; no content stated (said to be 750ml by shop)

Grey label with HINE in red letters; Antique XO, Grande Champagne:

750ml stated  750ml stated and 40%ALC/VOL in capitals stated  No content stated  70cl; Russian import (click to see back)  No content stated; slimmer lettertype is used No content stated; letters have some relief   No content stated; The stag is on the upper side of the label  No content stated; top and stag are in red; different shape of label 70cl grande champagne (2019)

Just XO:

XO, 70cl stated  70cl stated on the back; Taiwan import 70cl, stated on back-side; different label with XO beneath the stag

7. Tres Vieille (decanters)

24 FL.OZS. and 40%G.L. stated  Content not stated, 40% stated; Hine in embossed letters on the back but no further information; looks like a bigger size bottle  Content not stated, but said to be 70cl on auction; Französisches Erzeugnis stated on back  Très Vieille, 75cl carafe (stated on duty seal)  Très Vieille carafe; additional importer information underneath; 73cl

8. Triomphe

70cl stated and 40%vol (1980s)  70cl stated and 40%; German import by Werner Görtz  75cl stated on the right side (1980s)

Triomphe Extra Rare 70cl Tres Vieille 70cl Triomphe Très Vieille, with an address line onderneath CL. 70 stated and GR. 40°; Italian import (1980s) 70cl; text between 70cle and 40%vol only in English 70cl; text between 70cle and 40%vol in French and English green capsule brown cpsule

7cl stated; with the stag on the glass 70cl carafe; with the stag on a plaquette at the heel of the glass; letters much brighter Letters less white; colours of the top are reversed  75cl carafe

9. Old Vintage

'Grande Champagne Old Vintage' stated on a neck label  70 proof and 24 fl ozs stated  24 fl oz, 68cl stated; as well as 70 proof (1960-1979s)  24 fl oz, 68cl stated (differently); as well as 40%vol and 70 proof (1960-1979s)  24 FL OZS stated on the back, 70 proof (1960-70s)  70 proof stated; white capsule  ABV and content not stated; on the back: 24 fl ozs, 70 proof  Same as previous, with a paper duty seal (probably 70cl)  '70cl e' stated (1980s)  With a paper top seal; 70cl stated differently (looks like 'CL 10');   70cl Old Vintage, 1990s

10. Vintages

Until 1899:

1830, bottled 1971 (Bristol Company) 1834 (75cl); probably grande champagne  1844; grande champagne  1844; could be same as previous one, only with the cork replaced by a new one  1858; on the detail (click) the Hine emblem is (bearly) visible  1870, probably grande champagne  1875 Superior old liqueur brandy 1875 Superior old liqueur brandy (same as previous, possibly only recorked)   1877 GC  1878, fine champagne 1885, landed 1900, bottled 1955 (Avery & Co.)  1896, grande champagne  1898, fine champagne

1900 – 1939:

 

Stating 'Hines' 1900, bottled 1930; said to be a Hine 1900 gc   1904 gc (landed 1905; bottled 1939)  1904 gc (landed 1905; bottled 1939); same as previous but has cork renewed.  1904 gc  1906; probably grande champagne  1914 gc (75cl) 1914 Vieille Grande Champagne  1914; of 1914 harvest; cru not stated   1914 gc 1914 gc 1914 gc with a red capsule (very possibly recorked and recapsuled)  1914 gc (bottled 1955) 1914 (landed 1921, bottled 1972)  1914 gc; 70cl stated  1914 gc; 70cl stated; with a paper duty seal on top  1916 gc  1918  1920 gc; 70cl stated  1922 (landed 1923); 37% abv, 70cl; David Sandeman, London & Glasgow  1928 gc; bottled 1960s  1928 (not stated); bottled 1960s  Almost same bottle as previous one, but text in Franch. Not sure if this is a 1928 vintage.  1933 gc, bottled 1986  Three stars! vintage 66% proof; 1934, landed 1935, bottled 1949. 1934, imported by Avery's  Stating 'Hines' 1935; said to be a Hine  Stating 'Hines' 1935; said to be a Hine; same as previous, but with the cork renewed.  1935 GC, Corney & Barrow Ltd.   1935 GC (landed May 8th 1936, bottled 1958) for Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweres Ltd  1935 GC (landed during May 1936, bottled 1963) for Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweres Ltd  1935 gc; landed 1936  1935, 24 FL OZS; landed 1937, bottled 1968 by Peatling & Cawdron, Kings Lynn  1935; 24 fl oz stated; (probably grande champagne)  1938 GC (landed 1939, bottled 1955); ABV stated in degrees Sikes!  1938 gc  1938 gc, landed 1939  1938 gc, bottled 1987; 70cl 1938, bottled after 2000

1940 – 1979:

1943 GC (landed 1953, bottled 1968) by Ellis & Co, Richmond 1946, bottled 1979 (Corney & Barrow)  1948; bottled by Trellfalls Ltd, Liverpool  1948 GC, landed 1958, bottled 1978 for Taylor & Lake, London; 68cl  1948, landed 1949, bottled 1980 by Berry Bros & Rudd; 68cl  1948 gc, bottled 1978; 68.2cl  1948 gc; 70cl  1948 (landed 1958, bottled 1980) The Wine Society 1949 gc; 68cl (landed 1950, bottled 1978); Yeo, Ratcliffe and Dawe 1949 gc; (landed 1950, bottled 1978); Yeo, Ratcliffe and Dawe; with an Asian sticker on the neck  1950 gc; not less than 24 fl ozs. (landed 1952, bottled 1969)  1951 GC (landed 1952, bottled 1982) Adnams & Co, Southwold Suffolk; 68cl 1952 gc, landed 1953, bottled in 1969; Wolverhampton & Dudley Brewers  1952 gc; 24 fl ozs. (landed 1953, bottled 1973)  1952 gc, bottled in 1977 for the Queens silver jubilee.  1952 GC; 68.2cl; Hatch Mansfield & Co.  1952 GC (landed 1953, bottled 1978 for Yeo Ratcliffe & Dawe Limited, Woodburn Common , Bucks 1953 GC, landed 1954, bottled 1971  1953; landed 1954, bottled 1977. Cru not stated; 24 fl oz. strange cap for its age.  1953 gc  1953 gc  1953GC, single family cask; part of a twin set, made in collaboration with Glenfarclas for the 60th anniversary of the Queen (2013); 1953 was the year of the coronation  1955 gc (landed 1957, bottled 1971); Averys, Bristol  1955 GC (landed 1956, bottled 1975) Harveys  1955, bottled 1985; 75cl, 55.4 G.L. (cru not stated)  1955, bottled 1985; 75cl, 55.4 G.L. (cru not stated); different cap and with a paper seal on top  1955 grande champagne, landed 1959, bottled 1982 68cl  1955, landed 1956, bottled 1978; cru not stated, for Justerini & Brooks  1955, landed 1956, bottled 1978; cru not stated; rewaxed 1955 (landed 1956; bottled 1989) for London Bridge Bottlers  1956, landed 1961, bottled 1987; cru not stated; Averys of Bristol 1957 gc; 70cl 1957 1960 gc, landed 1962, bottled 1981; 24 fl oz, 70cl; 39%  1960 gc, landed 1961, bottled 1983  1960 (landed 1963 bottled 1984) London Bridge Vaults  1960 gc, landed 1962, bottled 1986; 70cl, 40%  1960 gc, landed 1963, bottled 1987 (Morgan Furze, London); 68cl  1960 gc; 70cl. 40%  1961 GC (landed 1962, bottled 1986) Wine Society  1961 gc, 70cl, 40% 1961 with an early landed stamp 1961 GC, bottled 1987  1961 (landed 1963, bottled 1983) Averys; Mr. Ewen Ferguson, Mr. Donald, Mr. Clive Hardcastle  1961 (landed 1963, bottled 1983) Averys (possibly previous bottle relabeled)  1961 (landed 1963, bottled 1983) Averys with an UK sticker  1962 gc, landed 1963, bottled 1980 (or 1989?)  1962 gc, landed 1963, bottled 1986; 70cl; Cockburn & Co, Edinburgh  1962 gc, landed 1963, bottled 1987; 70cl; London Bridge Vaults  1962 gc, landed 1963, bottled 1990; 70cl  1962, landed 1964, bottled 1987; 75cl (cru not stated)  1962 gc, landed 1963, bottled 1995 (bi-centenairy 1796-1996; marriage of Thomas Hine with Elisabeth Delamain)  1964 gc, bottled 1994 1964 GC, landed 1965  1964 (landed 1965; bottled 1980) Eldridge Pope; 68.2cl  1964 gc, landed 1965, bottled 1980; The Octagon Wine Company  1964 gc, landed 1965, bottled 1990  1964 gc (landed 1965, bottled 1990); 70cl and abv stated  1964 gc, landed 1965, bottled 1991  1967 gc, landed 1969, bottled 1986 1967 (landed 1969, bottled 1987) White's London SW1 1967 (l 1969, b1987 Bristol Company)  1967 GC, landed 1968, bottled 1989; Harveys  1969 GC, landed 1972; bottled 1999 for The Millennium Bottling Vintage House, London 1969 (landed 1972; bottled 1996) Wine Society 1970 gc, landed 1973, bottled 1987  1972 gc 1972 (landed 1974, bottled 1994); Royal Bank of Scotland 1972 GC (l 1973; bott 1996) Charles Wells Ltd; 70cl 1972 grande champagne (landed 1974, bottled 1992) for Corti Brothers  1973 gc, landed 1974, bottled 1990  1973 gc, landed 1974, bottled 1996; 70cl, 40%  1973 gc, landed 1975, bottled 1996  1975 gc, landed 1977, bottled 1993, Reid Wines Ltd. Bristol  1975 GC (landed 1977; bottled 1996) Charles Wells Ltd; 70cl  1975 GC, 70cl   1975 gc; content and ABV not stated 1975, black capsule 1976 grande champagne 1976 gc with a stamp  1976 gc; different colour capsule; no stamp  1976 gc; with a picture of the house of Hine  1976 (landed 1979 bottled 1993) Bristol Brandy Company  1978 gc  1979 gc (early landed)

1980 – present:

1981 GC, early landed  1981 GC, early landed with a paper duty seal  1981 gc, 70cl, 40% (without early landed stated)  1981 GC (landed 1986, bottled 1999?)  1981 gc, landed 1987, bottled 1999; John Harvey & Son 1981 gc, landed 1987, bottled 1999; Howells of Bristol Ltd.  1981 GC (land 1983, bott 1999) Corney & Barrow  1981 GC (laned 1987, bottled 2001) Christopher Piper Wines  1982 GC, landed 1986, bottled 1999; Averys of Bristol Ltd  1983 GC (landed 1986, bottled 1999) Richard Stibbs, Cambridge  1982 gc, landed 1987, bottled 1999; 70cl; John Harvey & Sons  1982 gc, landed 1987, bottled 1999; 70cl; John Harvey & Sons, much whiter label 1982 gc early landed 1982 gc; different colour capsule; no stamp  1983 (landed 1987, botted 2001); John Harvey & Sons  1983 gc (early landed)  1983 gc (early landed); different colour capsule;   1983 gc (early landed); different colour capsule; 70cl, 40%  1984 gc, landed 1987, bottled 2001  1984 gc (early landed)  1985 gc, landed 1987, bottled 2002; 70cl, 40% 1985 gc, landed 1987, bottled 2002; 70cl, 40%; different importer (John Harvey)  1985 gc (early landed)  GC 1985 (l 1989; bott 2004) 1985 GC, Sélectionné par la Maison Dugas.  1986 gc, landed 1987, bottled 2001; 70cl, 40%  1986 gc, landed 1988, bottled 2004; 70cl, 40%  1986 gc, numbered  1986 gc (early landed) 1987 gc, landed 1989, bottled 2003; 70cl, 40% (Tanners Wines, Shrewsbury)  1987 gc, landed 1989, bottled 2003; 70cl, 40%; different importer 1987 gc, landed 1990, bottled 2004; 70cl, 40% (Corney & Barrow, London) 1987 gc, numbered; selectionné pour la Maison Dugas  1987 gc, with additional text (early landed) underneath the year 1987  1988 gc, landed 1989, bottled 2004; 70cl, 40%  1988 gc, landed 1990, bottled 2005; 70cl, 40%;   1988 gc, landed 1990, bottled 2005; 70cl, 40%; Tanners Wines ltd, Shrewsbury  1988 gc, landed 1990, bottled 2006; 70cl, 40%  1988 gc, 70cl, 40%  1989gc, 70cl, 47.9%  1989 gc; 70cl, 40%  1990 gc; 70cl, 40%  1991 gc; 70cl, 40%  1992 gc; 70cl, 40%

11. Limited editions and other special bottles

11a. H by Hine, Initial, VSOP, Single cask:

H by Hine, petite champagne (2017) H by Hine, fine champagne; 750ml  L'Initial, reserve exclusive de la maison Nicolas; 70cl VSOP, reserve exclusive de la maison Nicolas; 70cl GC, single cask selection; Touzac Vineyard; 750ml

11 b. Bonneuil:

Bonneuil 2005, bottled Aug. 2014; 70cl  Bonneuil 2005, bottled Sep. 2014; 750ml  Bonneuil 2006, bottled Jan 2016; 70cl (not stated) Bonneuil 2006, bottled Jan 2016; 700ml stated

11c. Cigar reserve:

  750ml stated ecru label  white label  Cigar Réserve XO, content not stated (70cl)  750ml Cigar Réserve XO

11d. Homage:

70cl, stated on the back 750ml; multi-millesimée  1L (stated on the back); multi-millesimée

11e. Hine Imperiale (Imperial):

Hine Imperiale, no content stated Hine Imperiale, 40%G.L. stated T. Hine & Co. Imperiale; vieille fine champagne; 40% G.L. stated Hine Imperiale vieille fine champagne cognac; 40% G.L. stated a bit higher; with import data below the main label Hine Imperial, 700ml

11f. Family Reserve:

  content and abv are printed a bit higher, compared to the line in between; colour of label and capsule differ a bit too Conten and ABV stated differently: 70cl e and alc.43.5%; with a paper duty seal on top New label, address line at the bottom, 70cl No address line at the bottom; more lines of text below 'Family Reserve'

11g. Other:

Said to be a 1940s bottling; so must be a older vintage 60 years old 1960s bottling; no further qualification 24 fl.oz. 68cl Grande Champagne, bottled for Corney & Barrow Ltd, London (1980s) 24 fl.ozs. 20 years old, shipped in 1958, bottled in 1965; Green's Ltd. London 60 years old Supreme  60 years old  Antique 200 years anniversary (1963); on the back is stated: 'Réservé à l'exportation' Antique 200 years anniversary (1963); 40% stated Antique 200 years anniversary (1963); with a paper duty seal on top

XO orangerie (2018)

11h. Twin edition 1995 vintage:

Twon bottles 1995 vintgae; one ageg in France, the other is an early landed from the UK (2018)

12. Decanters

70cl stated, grande fine cognac  Grande Fine Cognac, content not stated Selection, 4/5 quart; US import Vieille Grande Champagne Napoleon decanter Napoleon printed above Hine; 70cl (stated on duty seal); 1970s  Napoleon, not stated on the neck. 70cl, stated  With a paper duty seal, 70cl, Italian import for Wax & Vitale   Said to be Antique on auction; 24 fl. ozs stated on back (click to see). Antique (1970s)  On the neck: Vieille Fine Champagne  On the neck: Très Vieille Fine Champagne  On the neck: Très Vieille Fine Champagne; different font is used (observe the 'Q'-tail in Antique)   Antique, different stopper; on the neck: Vieille Fine Champagne   XO  XO  Extra  Extra, 70cl  Extra, with a necklace  73ctl, Tres Vieille  70cl Family Réserve  250th anniversary of Hine (2013)  250th anniversary of Hine (2013) with an autograph; 250 is also stated but a little difficult to discern   Talent de Thomas (1991)  Marriage de Thomas (1991)  Limoges decanter

Addional information about the most expensive Hine bottles is to be found on the Hine Extravaganza page.

13. Magnums

1 Gallon (3.78L); no age indication  VSOP 3.78L  1.5L 60 Ans Vieille Fine Champagne  1.4L VSOP  1.5L VSOP (not stated); differs from 70cl by paper shoulder lable  1.5L Antique XO

14. Figurals

70cl Extra  700ml stated, gold stag  70cl XO  70cl XO; different colour of the antlers

70cl Arc de Triomphe  Stopper on the right side; MNP Limoges; HKDNP on top (click to see); 70cl, 1980s. De Haviland Limoges   70cl Arc de Triomphe In a yellow-green colour; with HKDNP stated on top

15. Miniatures

Without age designation:

Could be a three star bottle with the neck label fallen off...    3cl 

15a. Stars

 

Three stars:

content not stated, probably 3cl; 40% stated on the left side  content not stated, probably 3cl; 40% stated on the right side  Same as previous, but without the 40% stated  3cl, not stated; different colour of glass 3cl, not stated; different cap 3cl, not stated; with the royal arms on a shoulder label  Same as previous but without the 40% stated  3cl, not stated 3cl bottle; with fine cognac on the neck label  3cl, not stated; with a crescent shape neck label  3cl; red stag, Asian import   5cl bottle

Paillarde model:

3cl not stated; French text underneath  3ctl stated; 40% stated under 'cognac'; information on the Italian importer underneath  3ctl stated; without the 40% stated under 'cognac'  Cognac is printed above the stag emblem; 3ctl stated  70 proof stated on the left below and underneath is text in French; wider model of the bottle  Content not stated; slightly wider model; in red letters underneath the royal arms: suppliers of cognac, cognac Hine S.A. Jarnac  Content not stated; slightly wider model; in red letters underneath the royal arms, just: suppliers of cognac 0.045L stated  Only the shape of the bottle is a little different

Green glass:

3cl, stated; 40%vol stated  3cl stated and 40% stated  CL.3 stated and GR 40% stated  Content not stated; 40%Vol stated  Same as previous bottle, but 40% is sitting somewhat higher; cap has a lighter colour  Content not stated; 70%proof stated  content not stated; the ° of 70°Proof is placed somewhat lower  4.3cl stated; with a cotisation symbol 4.3cl stated; the cotisation symbol is somehat lower on the label and more black 4.3cl stated; no cotisation symbol; 40%vol stated 4.3cl stated and 40%

Flasks up to 10cl:

content not stated  Different colour letters and decoration  Around 4cl; 70 proof and 40%vol stated  Content not stated; only 40%vol stated  content not stated; without the royal arms on top  content not stated; without the royal arms on top; 40%vol is more widely printed Only 70 proof is stated

Five stars:

1/16 pint stated  same, with a paper seal on top  3cl; text underneath is different; not five stars to the right of the stag-emblem  Stars in black, no shoulder emblem; 3cl  3cl, different cap and different lay-out 5 stars Sceptre; 1/16 pint stated  5 stars Sceptre; content not stated

15b. Signature

3cl stated; with a cotisation symbol  3cl stated; no cotisation symbol; gold coloured label  3cl stated; no cotisation symbol; underneath: 'Cognac-Frankreich'; more yellow coloured label and lightly coloured glass  different text next to the royal arms symbol

3cl stated With a cotisation symbol  3cl petite champagne stated; different coat of arms 3cl petite champagne stated; with a recycling symbol 3cl petite champagne stated; with a recycling symbol; black cap 3cl petite champagne stated; with a cotisation and a recycling symbol  different model of bottle; with a recycling symbol  different model of bottle; with a cotisation and a recycling symbol

Flasks:

5cl, content stated 5cl, content not stated content not stated; ABV stated below  5cl plastic bottle

15c. VS

VS, 1/16 pint stated (2.96cl) VS, 1/16 pint stated (2.96cl); the Somerset line is less wide 50ml stated

15d. Rare & Delicate

3cl R&D  5cl Rare & Delicate 5cl Rare & Delicate; with a recycling symbol  5cl Rare & Delicate; with a cotisation and a recycling symbol  5cl Rare & Delicate; with a cotisation and a recycling symbol; different sequence of the lines.  5cl Rare & Delicate; with a cotisation and a recycling symbol; Rare & Delicate in gold letters  5cl Rare & Delicate; with a cotisation symbol  5cl Rare & Delicate; with a cotisation symbol; Rare & Delicate in gold letters

15e. VO, VSOP and the like

VO, SOP and Vieux cognac:

Old Pale  VO  SOP, fine cognac   VSO Liqueur Brandy

VSOP, vieux cognac

3cl  Content not stated (looks like 3cl)  Content not stated (looks like 3cl); bottled by is printed much lower on the label  Vieux VSOP; content not stated (looks like 3cl); with red wax (original?)  4.5cl  4.5cl vieux VSOP; 45ml stated    Vieux VSOP, content not stated (ca 4.5-5cl)  Vieux VSOP, content not stated; Vieux is printed under the emblem  5cl VSOP  5cl VSOP with 40% in top left, with additional neck label (coat of arms)  5cl with 70Proof in top left  5cl VSOP with 70Proof in top left and Produce of France in top right  3cl green glass; no neck label; Cognac-Frankreich underneath  3cl green glass; Cognac-Frankreich underneath  4.3cl stated, green glass  4.3cl stated, green glass; 40% is placed somewhat lower  Without a shoulder label  4.5cl  5cl VSOP, not stated; 40%vol and 70 proof stated  5cl VSOP, not stated; 70 proof stated  Very much like previous, but registered trademark in smaller letters (starts later relative to 70%Proof)  40% G.L stated  No content stated

VSOP, different models:

4cl, text underneath in French  4cl, text underneath in English  4.3cl stated  No content stated  Fine champagne  3cl Fine Champagne

VSOP, fine champagne, dark label:

3cl and 40%vol stated  3cl and 40% stated; with a cotisation symbol  3cl and 40%vol stated; with an additional address line underneath 'fine champagne cognac'  No content stated and 'fine champagne' is also not stated (prob. 5cl) Ausländisches Erzeugnis; 3cl and 40%vol stated Cognac-Frankreick; 3cl and 40%vol stated  No content stated; fine champagne VSOP is also not stated; Cognac-Frankreich underneath  Without an oval neck label (fallen off?) Red label with silvery letters; 3cl  Red label with silvery letters; no content stated

50ml stated  50ml, not stated

VSOP, fine champagne, light coloured label:

3cl stated; text in black  3cl; letters in red  4cl stated; desciption: cognac - Fine Champagne VSOP  4cl stated; desciption: cognac - Fine Champagne VSOP; 3cl and 40% are placed higher   4cl stated; desciption: Fine Champagne Cognac; VSOP is in the left lower corner  4.3cl stated; desciption: Vieux Cognac; VSOP is above the stag   4.3cl stated; desciption: cognac - Fine Champagne VSOP 4.3cl stated; desciption: cognac - Fine Champagne VSOP; with a cotisation symbol    4.3cl stated; Hine in black letters 5cl stated; Hine is printed rather small, as is the stag

With Asian text and a number on the shoulder label; VSOP in the lower left corner  With Asian text and a number on the shoulder label; VSOP in the lower right corner  With Asian text (but not a number) on the shoulder label; VSOP in the lower right corner

 

VSOP, fine champagne, Rare & Delicate:

5cl; Rare & Delicate printed in green letters 5cl; Rare & Delicate is printed in red letters  5cl; with a recycling symbol  5cl; with a cotisation and a recycling symbol 5cl; with a cotisation and a recycling symbol much more bold and printed lower on the label

VSOP, fine champagne, Rare:

Drop shaped bottle. 5cl stated; description: Rare - Fine champagne - VSOP - Cognac  50ml stated; description: Rare - Fine champagne - VSOP - Cognac  content (5cl) not stated; description: Rare - VSOP - Fine champagne - Cognac  content (5cl) not stated; description: Rare - VSOP - Fine champagne - Cognac. Fine champagne in same grey colour as VSOP is

Ellips shaped bottle; content (5cl) not stated; description: RARE - VSOP - cognac - Fine Champagne  content (5cl) not stated; description: RARE - VSOP - cognac - Fine Champagne; with a paper seal on top  content (5cl) not stated; description: RARE - VSOP - Fine Champagne - cognac

VSOP, fine champagne, Signature:

3cl VSOP Signature; gold coloured cap    3cl VSOP Signature; black cap

 

VSOP, flasks:

content ca 4cl; 70 proof stated  content not stated; gold coloured label  no content stated; brown label  5cl  Same, but with a gold coloured cap  70 proof stated and 40% G.L. stated  Only 40%vol stated

15f. Napoléon

Content not stated; 5cl  5cl; gold cap  3cl and 40%vol stated  3cl stated left below (vaguely) and 40%vol right below and also a cotisation symbol  Same as previous bottle, but the cotisation symbol is smaller and is placed a little higher  With Asian characters underneath; content not stated; 3cl   4.3cl stated  4.3cl stated; with a cotisation symbol  Content not stated    With Asian text on the shoulder band, attached to the royal coat of arms label; 5cl

15g. Imperial

  Hine Imperial, 5cl

15h. Antique and XO

3cl  3cl

No secundairy label:

3cl  0.045L stated  No content stated (probably 4.5cl); with a paper seal on top  4.5cl stated

With a rectangular shoulder label:

3cl  3cl, with a neck label  3cl, with a neck label; 40% stated  With 40% stated; looks 5cl (?)  3cl; atypical cap  Content unknown; with a screw cap

Ecru labels with an oval shoulder label:

3cl; old cap Different cap, colour of glass is lighter  content unknown (looks like 3cl)    Different duty seal; 4.5cl stated on back-side Screw cap (est. 4cl)  Just 'Hine'; content not stated (looks like 4.5cl) content not stated (looks like 4.5 or 5 cl)

Gold coloured labels, Antique above Hine:

4cl stated; 'Antique' placed above 'Hine'  4.3cl stated; Antique above Hine  Same as previous bottle, but content and ABV are slopingly placed  Same, but with a cotisation symbol  4.3cl; GR 40% stated; 'Lic. Utif GE 139' stated  Same as previous but with a paper duty seal  Content not stated; probably 4.3cl

Gold coloured labels, Hine above Antique:

3cl stated  3cl stated; 3cl and 40%vol are sitting a little bit higher  3cl stated with a cotisation symbol  3cl stated; with a cotisation symbol. 3cl and 40%vol are sitting a little bit higher  3cl stated; With a cotisation symbol, placed a bit lower and to the side  3cl stated; 'Cognac-Frankreich' underneath     4.3cl stated; 40%vol stated  4.3cl stated; 40% stated 4.5cl stated  4.5cl stated; 40% is placed somewhat more from the edge  Content not stated; 70 proof; (said to be 5cl on auction)

 

With an irregular shaped label:

5cl stated and with a paper shoulder label  5cl stated; paper shoulder label in cognac colour 5cl stated; with a recycling symbol and with grey letters  5cl stated; with a cotisation symbol  5cl stated; 'Cognac Frankreich' stated  50ml stated

XO’s:

5cl screw cap, the logo above XO  5cl screw cap with text on top and XO above the logo  5cl screw cap with text on top and XO above the logo; content not stated  5cl screw cap; XO above the logo; the logo is engraved on the glass   5cl stated  5cl XO, no text under the royal coat of arms  5cl stated; with a cotisation symbol  5cl stated; with a much smaller cotisation symbol  50ml stated With HKDNP on it

More modern models, fine champagne:

5cl fine champagne; content stated; letters in gold  5cl fine champagne; content stated; letters in yellow  5cl; content not stated  5cl; content not stated; 'with appellation fine champagne controlée' stated  50ml stated on the right side

More modern models, grande champagne:

5cl (not stated); drop shape bottle   5cl; ellips model bottle

15i. Triomphe and Talent

4.3cl stated; 40%vol in top right  4.3cl stated; 40% in top right  5cl stated 5cl stated; with a recycling symbol  5cl, with a screw cap  5cl stated  5cl, content and ABV not stated  5cl not stated; black label  Hine Talent, 5cl

15j. Vintages

5cl 1865  3cl 1914  1957 grande champagne; 5cl  1960 grande champagne; 5cl  5cl 1961  1982 grande champagne (landed 1987, bottled 2000; 5cl  1982 grande champagne; 5cl (dates of landing and bottling not stated)  2006 Bonneuil grande champagne; 5cl  2006 Bonneuil grande champagne; 5cl; cask no.18

15k. Limited editions and other special bottles

H by Hine:

5cl petite champagne  5cl petite champagne; text below the stag is different  VSOP, fine champagne; 40%ALC/VOL in the lower left and 50ML in the lower right  VSOP, fine champagne; 5cl e in the lower left and 40%Vol in the lower right VSOP, fine champagne; content not stated; newer model

Cigar Reserve:

3cl bottle  5cl  20cl

Homage:

5cl, drop shape 5cl, drop shape; with a paper seal on top  5cl, ellips shape 5cl, 250 years of creation

Other:

Hine O, to drink with water  Hine O, to drink with water; 42% stated

15l. Figurals

10cl Extra; with HKDNP on it (11.5 x. 4.0 x 11.5cm (LWH)   10cl, stated at the bottom  10cl, silver antlers  10cl, more bronze colour 5cl; stated at the bottom    10cl  5cl XO; stated at the bottom  5cl, with SDNP on it   Diffferent colour of the antlers   

15m. Mini samples

   

15ml VSOP  15ml rare  15ml Hommage  15ml Antique  3cl Antique

15n. 10cl up to 50cl

Stars:

5,5 fl.oz (ca 15cl)  Content not stated  11,5 FL.OZ (ca 30cl)  With 'Aircraft stores Duty Free' stated  With 'Not less than 11,5 FL.OZS.' stated  12 fl.ozs  12 fl.ozs. three star de luxe (1970s)  50cl

Rare & Delicate:

Rare & delicate 20cl

VSOP:

35cl VSOP (12 fl oz)  20cl vsop H by Hine, fine champagne  35cl H by Hine fine champagne

Antique:

20cl Antique  20cl Antique with a paper duty seal; letters are more red-brown  50cl

Vintages:

50cl, 1928 GC 1957 grande champagne; 20cl  1960 grande champagne; 20cl  1975 grande champagne; 20cl  20cl 1976 1978 early landed grande champagne; 20cl 1981 grande champagne; 20cl

Family Reserve:

Family reserve 20cl

16. Extravaganza

The very expensive and extravagant bottles of Hine have their own page, where there is room for a more extensive description of the bottles: Hine 250, Talent de Thomas and Marriage de Thomas Hine.

Click on this link to see the Hine Extravaganza page.

Click on this link to see the Hine Extravaganza page in Dutch.


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