Ô de Vie
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
The exotic floral-citrus clementine – juicy and luscious. Pairs with the crisp leafiness of peppered celery.
Clementine upfront, accompanied by lemon, lime, orange blossom and neroli. Decadent and complex. Backed up by a gentle spiciness.
An interplay of juniper and coriander that identifies this as a gin, coupled with lingering notes of orange blossom.
This is excellent and imaginative, going in a direction that few have gone before. A brilliant choice for a French ‘75.
Herbal and floral aromas with underlying earthy, woodland notes, with citrus and berry fruits following.
The smooth and oily mouthfeel is overtaken by the bittersweet twang of citrus fruits, leaving you salivating for more.
Drier than expected and of medium length. Mouth-tingling freshness.
The aromas need time to emerge, therefore it’s ideally served in a wide glass such as a gin ‘bowl’, with ice, and a sprig of flowering rosemary and summer hedgerow berries.