GinA quintessential refresher with tonic and also the base of a huge number of cocktails, the popularity of this remarkably versatile spirit continues to grow. A predominant aroma and flavour of juniper is key to gin, the rest of the ingredients and the methods of production aren't regulated. Which is where things get really interesting... Nicks Wine Merchants is the place in Australia to buy gin online. We import many lines directly and stock everything from the latest trending classifications to the finest Australian Gins. Undeniably the largest selection of Gin in Australia. Click here to learn more about Gin or subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, tastings, special offers and more.
Cognac, FRANCE$89.99 Bottle
- ABV 40%
G’Vine is a unique, ultra-premium Gin crafted by Jean Sébastien Robicquet and Bruno de Reilhac, the proprietors, lead oenologists and master distillers of EuroWineGate in the French region of Cognac. It represents an elegant recreation of a cocktail favourite that bridges the gap from Gin to flavoured vodkas by marrying age-old distillation and infusion practices with the introduction of the rare green grape flower.
Once a year, in mid-June, the green grape flowers in Cognac blossom to life. The flower exists for only a short time before maturing into grape berries and, in this succulent state, forms the infusion for G’Vine Gin. The spirit base for the G’Vine infusion process is also unique to the Gin family. Cognac is home to the centuries-old Ugni Blanc grape. In September of each year, the Ugni Blanc fruit is harvested and immediately pressed and converted to wine. The resulting spirit is distilled four times producing a neutral grape spirit. Unlike the traditional grain spirit associated with Gin production, the Ugni Blanc grape spirit tends to be smoother with a heady body and aroma.
G'Vine Floraison employs nine botanicals including ginger root, liquorice, green cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, cubeb berries, nutmeg and lime. The botanicals are infused over a two to five day process and distilled in the grape neutral spirit. Small liquor stills are utilized to insure the best quintessence. A fifth and final distillation: the green grape flowers essence, the Ugni Blanc neutral spirit and the botanical spirits are blended in perfect proportion and copper pot distilled one last time for a complete marriage.
Floraison is one of two aromatic gins available from G'vine. This version is smooth and floral with the juniper quite subdued compared to most gins on the market. A welcome change!
Tasting note: Clear. Bright aromas of cinnamon bark, dried cherry and tangerine, sandalwood, and vibrantly floral juniper follow through on a smooth, supple entry to a glycerous dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with lovely layers of spice, mint and lemon verbena. Finishes with a long, lilting fade with a touch of floral talc, pistachio oil, and pink peppercorns. Deliciously refreshing on its own or in cocktails. 40% Alc./Vol.
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
RATED: 94 points (Exceptional) - www.tastings.com
Cognac, FRANCE$89.99 Bottle
- ABV 43.9%
G'Vine Nouaison employs nine botanicals including nutmeg, cubeb berries, ginger roots, liquorice, lime, juniper berries, corriander, cassia bark and green grape flower. The botanicals are infused over a two to five day process and distilled in the grape neutral spirit. Small liquor stills are utilized to insure the best quintessence. A fifth and final distillation: the green grape flowers essence, the Ugni Blanc neutral spirit and the botanical spirits are blended in perfect proportion and copper pot distilled one last time for a complete marriage.
Nouaison is one of two aromatic gins available from G'vine. This version approaches a London-Dry style with Juniper becoming a prominant feature along with a higher ABV at 43.9%.
Other reviews: Clear. Intense aromas of cinnamon bark, candied lemon peels, almond bark, and floral juniper follow through on a round, silky entry to a bold dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with with menthol, pine resin, anise, and mineral oil flourishes. Finishes with an interesting interplay of juniper and herb flavors with dried violet and winter mint top notes. A charming, exotic panoply of flavors make this a must try gin for innovative cocktails.
International Review of Spirits Award: Platinum Medal
96 points (Superlative) - www.wineenthusiast.com
Cocktail Recipe: Summer Vine45ml G’vine Nouaison
23ml Grand Marnier
7ml Vanilla Liqueur
30ml Grapefruit Juice
Pour all the in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry and orange twist.