Fynbos Collection: Classic Gin
Country: South Africa
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: selected global markets
David T. Smith
Lovely, lively citrus on the nose: plump and succulent with delicate floral aromas to it.
Soft in texture with lots of flavour: exotic, leafy notes, great complexity, and a juicy fruitiness, all followed by more classic sappy juniper and some spice. A lovely example of a gin that embraces South African Fynbos flavours.
A clean finish with touches of menthol pepper and oily citrus.
An intense and flavoursome gin with plenty to explore and enjoy.
Strong red hedgerow fruits and freshly grated orange zest. A touch of fruity tea tannins and aniseed herbs. Earthy notes come with time.
Light black tea leaf, liquorice, waxy juniper and ground coriander. Stewed, slightly pithy orange.
It’s quite short, with more tannins, juicy citrus and a pleasant warmth to it.
I would have liked a bit more body in the texture, but the flavours were delightful. A floral tonic could pair well.