Citadelle Jardin D'été 700ml bottle

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Further Information

Brand Citadelle Gin
Region France
Varietal Spirits
Size 700ml
Alcohol % 41.5%
Country France


Citadelle Jardin d’Étéis the latest offering from the Maison Ferrand’s esteemed Citadelle gin line. Their flagship gin launched all the way back in 1996.

The centerpiece of the 22 botanicals is a type of French cantaloupe. Melon Charentais “is considered the best melon ever developed because of its high sugar content, smooth texture and ambrosial fragrance.” [source] They’re commercially scarce because of their soft skin— so the best way to get good ones is to go right to the source.

The melon’s flesh may highlight the botanical bill; however, several types of citrus and a couple surprises like sichuan pepper illustrate how diverse Citadelle Jardin d’été’s garden really is.

Nose: Green juniper is front and center. Lemon zest and mandarin aromas highlight the strong citrus here as well. A hint of fennel seed and winter savory lend some depth. But overall, Citadelle Jardin d’été smells simply like a citrus-forward gin.

Flavor: The palate is where the melon shines. Yuzu, sour lemon and tangerine early. Mid-palate, pine juniper emerges as well as a pungent, rich hint of Canteloupe and stone fruit.

The rich fruit is deepened by an evolving background note of juniper and the bevy of spices. Nutmeg, angelica, cubeb and licorice come to mind— but there is a lot of complexity here.

Finish: Moderately long. The heat is very light. Sipped, it almost seems too mild to be a full proof gin. On the back of the palate cubeb and licorice lead as notes of melon, tangerine and orange peel gently fade.

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