G'Vine Floraison Gin

The Data

Category   Gin & Genever

Sub-Category   Gin

Origin   Cognac

Retail Price   $35.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant crystal clear.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very floral with a hint of citrus and a Genever-like sweetness with hints of fenugreek, green cardamon, and gooseberry.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a sweet, fruit driven core with green spices, lime zest, and ginger.

Intensity & Texture

This is a soft and gentle Gin that may be too soft and gentle for some hardcore Gin lovers. It is undeniably balanced with great length and depth.

Cool Factor

B

There is s segment of Gin lovers, including myself, that believe that Gin is best bottled at above 40% to best showcase the botanicals. The Floraison is bottled at 40% but its unique botanical profile earns cool points.

Value Grade

B

This is not intended to be a bargain Gin rather a distinctive statement in the category so the mid $30 price tag is not out of line.

Analysis

This is not the only grape based Gin but it is unmistakably unique. The cardamom notes are front and center acting as a foil to the bright, vine flower notes. Again at 40% abv this this Gin will rely on its complexity and its delicacy opening up a non-traditional cocktail menu.

How to Enjoy

I do like this Gin with soda and a bit of fresh citrus as the flavors and aromatics are quite pleasing but easily overwhelmed by most any modifier.

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