Lillet Rouge aperitif wine

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Bottle size: 75cl
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alc./vol: 17%

Proof: 34°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of France France

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Originally created in 1965, Lillet Rouge is based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Like Lillet Blanc, this is aged in Yugoslav oak casks for a year before bottling. Between 1990 and 1993, Lillet Rouge was reformulated with higher-quality base wines to produce a more complex flavour.

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Sampled on 01/10/2020

Appearance:

Clear, burgundy red.

Aroma:

Mildly oaky Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wine notes jump out the glass with delicate quinine.

Taste:

Wine and oak tannins, and lightly bitter quinine beautiful dry rich grape fruitiness with subtle black pepper spice adding frisson.

Aftertaste:

Red wine tannins and leathery oak.

Overall:

If you like a fruit-led wine balanced by heavy tannins and fancy a tad more alcoholic kick then this is the aperitif for you. (And me!)

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Bottle size: 75cl
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Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Lillet Rouge

Produced by: Lillet
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Marblehead Brand Development

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