Bonal Gentiane-Quina

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alc./vol:
16%

Proof:
32°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Made close to the French alps in St. Laurent du Pont, this is a fortified wine (Mistelle) infused with gentian, cinchona (quinine) and other herbs to a recipe created in 1865. It can be used in place of a sweet vermouth and is traditionally served as a palate 'opener'.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 23/05/2015

Appearance

Clear, burnt ochre and saddle-brown core with green olive oil rim.

Aroma

Prunes, raisins, charcoal and hay with toffee apple, cacao, sticky pine sap and sherry-like aromas.

Taste

Bittersweet with green grapes, prune, figs, plump sultana, liquorice and citrus with gentian and quinine bitterness.

Aftertaste

Bittersweet, dried almost burnt fruit. Fades with herbal notes and lingering rooty bitterness.

Overall

This fabulous bittersweet, wine-based aperitif has notes of green grapes, prune, figs, plump sultana, liquorice and citrus with gentian and quinine bitterness.

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