David T. Smith Issue 11 Phoebe Calver Tastings

Saint Amans – Gin Rosé

Saint Amans
Gin Rosé
Saint Amans

ABV: 40%
Country: France
Style: Flavoured
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Phoebe Calver 8.2

Nose: A bouquet of freshly picked flowers, the scent you get on your hands from the stem, then moving to rich fruity notes. 

Palate: The more earthy notes from the flowers have become strong powdered rosewater, making it quite heavily perfumed. This is met by the rich red fruit and a little lemon zest that stops it becoming too sickly. 

Finish: Rosewater makes way for lemon on a medium finish. 

Comments: I’d really enjoy sipping this with an ice cube, as rosewater is one of my favourite things!

David T. Smith 8.1

Nose: Floral and fruity on the nose with aromas of orris and cut flowers: slightly stalky, vegetal notes before more perfumed rose. 

Palate: Elegant and sophisticated rose notes with a mix of perfume and a light jamminess, reminiscent of Turkish Delight. This is complemented by notes of lemon and an earthy, sherbet-like character of violets. 

Finish: Lingering resinous pepper alongside earthy citrus. 

Comments: The rose comes through, but does not overwhelm. A good choice for an Aviation or French ‘75.

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