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Citadelle – Original Dry Gin

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Original Dry Gin 
Maison Ferrand

ABV: 44%
Country: France 
Style: Classic
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 8.8

Nose: Piney juniper and is fresh and floral – bright and promises a lot. There’s a citrus note too – lemon peel.

Palate: The expected classic notes; piney juniper, bright lemon peel, a slightly grassy coriander too. As it develops, there’s a warming spice kick. The most subtle hint of a tart raspberry.

Finish: Long peppery spice and citrus peels. 

Comments: Ticks all of the boxes for a classic gin – if your life depended on making a classic G&T, this would be an excellent choice, garnished with a twist of lemon. 

David T. Smith – 8.5

Nose: Bright and fruity on the nose with aromas of berries and stone fruit backed-up by green juniper.

Palate: More fruit to taste; soft, ripe berries mixed with citrus and coriander, followed by waxy spice notes.

Finish: A lingering finish of cracked coriander, gentle pepper, and a little zest.

Comments: A bright and vibrant gin with great mixing potential, especially in long summer coolers.


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