Citadelle Extreme Wild Blossom Gin
The first of the Citadelle Extrêmes was launched in 2016 (Old Tom No Mistake). Its success encouraged Alexandre Gabriel to continue the series with this 2017 release - Citadelle Extreme Wild Blossom gin.
Employing the same base as the original Citadelle, the Citadelle Extreme Wild Blossom Gin offers an even more floral profile with a new infusion of wild cherry blossom petals and a total of twenty botanicals including iris, cubeb, violets, grains of paradise and nutmeg. Its character is accentuated by a five month ageing process in sweet cherry wood barrels, a species of wood characterised by red fruits and fresh hazelnut.
Pale gold in colour. Fresh and very fruity nose. Prominent juniper berry blending with almond, cherry and grapefruit. A floral note evolves with jasmine and ylang-ylang, followed by musky and smoky notes. Rich, opulent, with a sweet and sour profile of preserved lemon rind, green grape and cubeb pepper on the palate. It evolves into cocoa with very precise notes of violet and rose. Very long finish with cumin notes evolving into cherry and grenadine.
Volume: 700ml ABV: 42.6%