Citadelle Reserve Gin (700ml)
Tasting note: Aged in Cognac barrels for six months, this pale yellow hued gin has a strong juniper focus on the nose, complexed with assorted citrus peel, lemon butter, coriander seed and herbaceous / vegetative notes. Super pure, silky mouth feel carries through with semi sweet citrus peel and spicy green vegetable/ capsicum like flavours. Persistent, subtle aftertaste of citrus, cream and boiled confectionary. Idiosyncratic. 44% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews...The nosing passes find intensely herbal and cedar needle notes with more subtle aromas of citrus, orange peel and stone arriving after aeration time. Palate entry is the first time the oak influence appears as sweet tastes of vanilla and butter dominate; midpalate similarly features more of the wood than the botanicals. Finishes as much a brandy as a gin. - 90-95: Superb/Highly Recommended - www.wineenthusiast.com