Category: Dry Vermouths
Product of: France
Noilly Prat is a complex aged vermouth made using a four stage production process: 1. ‘Chai des Mistelles’ (maturation of sweet mistelles wines); 2. ‘L'Enclos’ (picpoul and clairette wines are weather aged in cask for 12 months in a walled enclosure; 3. Botanicals (around 20 herbs & spices);
Sampled on 04/07/2011
Clear, golden appearance.
Sauterne wine-like nose with honeysuckle floral notes, stoney mineral aromas and a touch of bergamot.
Dry, manzanilla sherry-like palate is slightly salty with grape flesh, orange bitters and cardamom, cinnamon and clove spice.
Spicy elements linger and build over a flavour akin to oxidised fruity apple juice.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap