Spot of Elderflower
Tanqueray Gordon & Co.
Price per bottle: £11-20 (US$15-26)
David T. Smith
Exceedingly rich and jammy – just like a jam tart at afternoon tea. Also a lovely mix of aromatic elderflower and zesty lemon.
Lots and lots of rose upfront, followed by genuine elderflower. Despite the sweetness of the nose, the palate is restrained with a crisp dryness.
Finessed with delicate elderflower and dry juniper flavours, alongside a woody earthiness.
A good example of a flavoured gin that balances its signature flavour with the desire to be true to what gin is.
Elderflower, but it’s floral and light with just a hint of cordial. Sharp lemon, slightly tart redcurrants and light juniper overtones.
Crisp juniper becomes more apparent on the palate with lemon and, later, coriander. The elderflower is still light and floral, not sticky and sweet.
Drying and medium in length, with more of those tart berry/redcurrant notes.
An interesting and refreshing take on elderflower gin. Tonic may help to bring out more of its sweetness.