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Le Gin 1 & 9 40%

French gin, which is double distilled with only juniper, with the other botanicals – coriander, orange peel, orris root, cinnamon, angelica and cardamom macerated.

Tasted: May 2016

The nose is very intense, with smoky juniper, coriander and earth. The earthy cinnamon and cardamom spices build pleasantly and give the nose a lovely, natural feel.

The palate is crisp with sweet-ish juniper, coriander and angelica. Less earthy and smoky than the nose suggests, with the emphasis on the sweet juniper. Good length with a subtly floral and spicy ginger and sweet vanilla finish. Actually the spices really linger!



G’Vigne Tasting Notes

Posted: May 1, 2014 in French Gin, Gin

G’Vigne, French Gin

Distilled from Ugni Blanc and infused with green grape flowers, juniper ginger root, licorice, cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, cubeb berries, nutmeg, lime

Tasted: June 2008

Very perfumed, overwhelmingly so. Quiet soapy, reminds me of shaving foam! False and frankly horrid with hints of grapes. The palate isn’t much better being soapy and perfumed, with that false citrus shaving foam flavour mingling with botanicals and grape notes. Not pleasant!