Premier Cru Murcian Lemon
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, US, EU
David T. Smith
A bouquet of gentle, floral aromas: violet and raspberry, as well as earthy orris root.
A little pepperiness to start, before soft liquorice and the citrusy, floral flavours of jasmine and orange blossom. Elegant and graceful with lots of high perfumed notes.
A lingering liquorice sweetness, mellow earthiness, and notes of flower petals.
This gin would work well in a Ramos Gin Fizz, with its floral notes the perfect complement to the orange flower water.
Warming spice, waxy juniper and gentle citrus, with a touch of minerality.
Light mouthfeel. Cucumber salad with barbequed chicken in a garlicky marinade. Parsley, lemon, bright juniper and fragrant spice from coriander. A slight creaminess there, like lemon custard.
Sweet spice and pine notes see this out with a touch of peppery heat.
It shows its ABV alongside some lovely flavours. A Martini with the right vermouth could play up its herbal notes.