No. 209 Barrel Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Gin

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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 5 months

Product of: Product of United States United States

A special release of San Francisco's respected No. 209 Gin which has been aged for 149 days in a medium toasted Taransaud French oak cask which previously held Rudd Sauvignon Blanc wine at the Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley. Leslie Rudd owns the winery and also founded Distillery No. 209.
1st batch sampled 19/Feb/15
Appearance: Clear, pale straw yellow.
Aroma: Hay, tinned sweetcorn, chamomile and green grapes with citrus, cardamom, resinous spruce needles and cooked lime (lime cordial).
Taste: Wonderfully fruity. Juniper, candied orange and lime peel, buttery lightly spiced oak and mild cardamom spice with faint grape sweetness.
Aftertaste: Cardamom shines in the spicy juniper finish with lemongrass.
Difford's Guide rating: 5/5

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 14/12/2015

Appearance:

(sample 2nd batch) Clear, pale straw yellow.

Aroma:

Hay, grilled pineapple, zesty cooked lime (lime cordial), chamomile and green grapes with cardamom and resinous spruce needles.

Taste:

Piney juniper, intense fruity candied orange and lime peel, buttery lightly spiced oak and mild cardamom spice with faint grape sweetness.

Aftertaste:

Cardamom shines in the cracked black pepper spiced juniper finish with lemongrass.

Overall:

A powerful aged gin with piney, juniper tropical fruit, warming spice, fruity candied orange and lime peel.

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More about No. 209 Barrel Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Produced by: Distillery No. 209
UK distribution by: Hi-Spirits

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