Bonal Gentiane-Quina

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 3 274510 003920
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap
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alc./vol: 16%

Proof: 32°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

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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