Product of: France
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The original cassis made with the original blackcurrant variety, Noir de Bourgogne, used due to its intensely aromatic flavour. Noir de Bourgogne is now little used by most cassis producers as it is a very fragile variety easy damaged by adverse weather conditions with a low yield.
This cassis 100% Noir de Bourgogne Crème de Cassis de Dijon is made according to the original 1841 crème de cassis recipe including 550 grams of sugar per litre. The intense flavour of the Noir de Bourgogne berries mean less bud infusion is used than in other Lejay cassis made with the Black Down variety of blackcurrant.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 21/04/2014
Clear, deep (almost opaque) maroon red.
Intense fresh blackcurrant and blackcurrant jam with an earthy note.
Thick and syrupy mouth feel with intense blackcurrant and blackberry with fruits natural tartness more balancing sugar. Subtle woody earthy notes add complexity.
Long, tongue coating tart jammy bramble fruit.