Aged: 2 months
Product of: France
Quite simply G'Vine Nouaison gin with sweet vermouth and Fernet Branca which has benefitted from eight weeks aging in new French oak barrels. Supplies are very, very limited - we note on the label of this bottle that it is number 16 of 18 bottles.
We first came across this very special version of the classic Hanky Panky cocktail at a G'Vine-sponsored seminar at the 2011 Manhattan Cocktail Classic and this sample is courtesy of Eurowinegate's own Audrey Fort.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 16/06/2011
(bottle No. 16 of 18) Clear, mahogany brown with saffron yellow tinge.
Wonderfully appealing complex nose with woody spice, cinnamon, cloves, angelica, juniper, sloes, lemon zest and cigar tobacco aromas.
Minty menthol notes jump out the multifaceted, well-structured palate and enormous body.
Minty, liquorice finish with cacao notes. All this needs is an orange zest twist.