Elephant Gin Gmbh
Style: Sloe Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, Germany
David T. Smith
Deep ruby in colour with heavy sediment aromas of stone fruit: apricot, plum, and sloe.
Rich in texture with a well-balanced sweetness that gradually transforms from a bright jamminess to a slightly sour tartness.
The tannic character continues onto the finish with a dash of acidity and a hint of chocolate that goes on and on.
An excellent example of a sloe gin which is exceptionally fruity: extremely sippable and complex. Best enjoyed over ice.
Sloes upfront: a juicy, almost sour-cherry note from the flesh and a hint of marzipan from the stones. Almond frangipane tart, red apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and melted butter.
The notes of the nose continue: sloes, sour cherry cobbler, and plenty more cinnamon, with a fruity, spiced warmth like mulled wine.
The fruit notes turn a little more vinous before a hint of spiced, raisin-studded biscuits.
A delightfully balanced sloe gin with a lovely spiciness. You could sip this aperitif-style with tonic.