Citadelle Gin Jardin D’Ete Vol. 41.5% cl 70
Citadelle Gin Jardin D’Ete Vol 41.5% cl 70In 1775, king luigi xvi granted carpeau and stival the right to open France’s first gin distillery in the old citadel of dunkerque. alexandre gabriel created the current citadelle gin recipe two centuries later. this citadelle gin is distilled at chateau de bonbonnet in the heart of the cognac region in copper stills. the base and a distillate of French wheat, previously distilled 3 times. An infusion of 22 fruits and botanicals then gives this distillate its distinctive taste.
Poetic and beautifully balanced by its progressive infusion method, Jardin d’Été is a new olfactory journey. This aromatic chorus consists of 22 botanicals, the main ones being juniper berries, orange peel, whole lemons, yuzu peel, and Charentais melon.
This fresh and original creation is inspired by the garden of the Château de Bonbonnet.
Tucked away in a corner of the park behind the castle, you will find Debbie’s garden, filled with fragrant flowers, fruits and herbs. That’s all it takes to get the ball rolling and find the perfect balance for this edible garden. Think of it as a deliciously fragrant postcard of southwestern France.
Mind you, Citadelle Jardin d’Été is already sporting the bright colors of its first medals:
– Gold medal awarded at the International Spirits Challenge, one of the world’s largest spirits competitions.
– Double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Nose: fresh and intense, opening with notes of juniper and citrus (yuzu and orange peel, candied lemon), complemented by flowers (violet) and fennel with soft spices and licorice.
Mouth: very delicate and beautifully fresh, follows the floral profile of the nose but on a more spicy and fruity expression with tangerine, melon and cubebe. It evolves with notes of angelica, nutmeg, iris root and star anise.
Finish: very long, floral and fruity, on citrus, almonds, caraway, savory and grains of paradise.