Fynbos Collection: Amber Gin
Country: South Africa
Price per bottle: £11-20
Availability: UK, South Africa
David T. Smith
Chocolate-covered cherries, black tea, and a neat combination of fennel and caraway make this almost sloe gin like.
Dry, woody cedar notes with a dash of spice that develops into broader, fruitier notes: cherry, again, but also plum. Overall, there’s an elegant, restrained sweetness.
Slightly astringent, but in a good way – that says that juniper is definitely present, along with tea-like tannins.
A complex, exciting gin that deftly walks the tightrope between sweet and dry.
Big plump blackcurrants and raspberries with a smooth coating of milk chocolate. A citrusy, tannic note like rooibos tea and a hint of liquorice too.
The rooibos tea note comes first – it reminds me of a rhubarb and raspberry variety I tried once. A wave of slightly medicinal aniseed comes mid-palate and gives way to red fruit.
Slightly drying with tart lemon and red berry notes.
An exciting mix of flavours that may pair well with lemonade or citrus tonic.