June Peach & Summer Fruits
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, France
David T. Smith
Sweet peach, somewhat candied with a hint of aniseed that brings to mind an old-fashioned sweet shop.
To start, the profile has a sweet sherberty character – almost effervescent – with a touch of peach boiled sweets, along with more anise.
Some tea-like notes accompany lingering, juicy peach as well as just a pinch of pine.
As a gin liqueur, this has a well-balanced sweetness and confectionary peach comes through nicely. I’d like just a tad more gin, though.
Candy-sweet peaches, with a hint of foam sweets and a touch of liquorice. Slightly savoury biscuit and almond come later.
Peachy Love Heart sweets up front, with grapefruit and aniseed notes and a hint of tart white grape. Despite the sweetness, it’s not cloying.
Liquorice beats peach to the finish. It’s got good longevity.
As a gin liqueur, I can’t really fault this – it’s light, well balanced and would make a great cocktail component. It’s lacking a bit of gin character, though.