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Lillet Blanc Rating:3

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Family:Vermouth White
Brand:Lillet

History

The company Lillet Frères was established in 1872 by wine merchants Paul and Raymond Lillet in Podensac, in the Bordeaux Region of France. Today every stage of production takes place at the Lillet distillery and has remained consistent throughout the years, evolving only slightly to reflect oenological advancements and technical improvements.  The secret ingredients are unchanged and the original recipe is closely guarded by the cellar master, ensuring Lillet’s iconic status as the Quintessential Aperitif of Bordeaux


Description

The wine used for the creation of Lillet Blanc is sourced from the best white wines. It is the result of the careful blending of Sauvignon Blanc, for its freshness and aroma, Semillon, for its structure and long finish, and Muscadelle for its floral bouquet and elegance. During the aging process, the lees are stirred back into the wine, giving Lillet its rich consistency. The wine is then blended with fine artisanal orange infusions crafted from sweet orange peels from Spain and bitter oranges from Haiti. Cold macerated in 48% neutral beet alcohol, the "vinage" also consists of the addition of a secret blend of macerated fruits, which are produced in Lillet’s distillery in Podensac, in the same time honored manner since the early 19th century. A small amount of quinine from Peru is added to the blend before ageing the liquid for 6 to 12 months in oak casks whose wood is sourced from French forests. To achieve balance, the master distiller blends young, fresh and fruity vintages of Lillet with smoother, more concentrated older vintages, making careful adjustments for quality before bottling.

  • Varietal Composition: 80% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle     
  • Including 85% macerated oranges and fruits
  • Aging: 6 to 12 months in French oak casks
  • Alcohol Content: 17% vol.

Tasting notes
  • Appearance: Brilliant, Shimmering, Gold Color
  • Nose: Orange Blossom, Citrus Fruits, Fresh Mint, Vanilla
  • Taste: Fresh, bold and fruity with balanced structure and length on the palate

Observations
  • Awards:   
    2011 Ultimate Beverage Challenge: 93 Points - Excellent, Highly Recommended
    2009 Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points - Superb, Highly Recommended
    2009 San Francisco Spirits Competition: Silver Medal
  • Serving Suggestion: serve well-chilled in a wine glass or on the rocks. Garnish with a slice of orange. Also enjoyed in classic cocktails such as the Vesper Martini, 21st Century Cocktail, and the Corpse Reviver.

 

Fuente: Lillet
Web del producto: Lillet


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