Lillet Blanc Aperitif
$215.87 / case(12)
Lillet is a range of refreshing aperitifs with a smooth fruity taste. The main grape variety in lillet blanc is semillon which gives it a full fleshy structure. 17% abv tasting notes: lillet blanc is similar to sauternes. Its color is a golden shining yellow. It is flowery with a hint of honey and aromas of candied orange pine resin lime and fresh mint. Its taste is fresh bold and fruity with an appealing aroma intensity and lingering aftertaste. Technical notes: lillet is the only wine-based aperitif a blend of 85% wine and 15% citrus liqueurs produced in bordeaux france. The wines are carefully selected in the podensac area and the citrus liqueurs are produced by cold macerating fruit peels in pure distilled spirits for several months. Following the bordelaise tradition lillet is aged in oak so that it acquires its soft and rich character. Because it is not oxidized or aromatized with herbs like vermouths nor artificially concentrated lillet is a very unique product. Rating: ultimate beverage challenge 92 points (jul 2015) -oranges herbs and hints of flowers are pungent and balanced in the nose. Sweet on the tongue with flavors exploding into bright citrus flesh piquant zest and earthy and aromatic herbs for balance. The finish leaves orange scented aromas lingering on the palate. Wine enthusiast 93 points (feb 2011)-a light breezy aperitif for white wine lovers. This golden-orange liquid has a tart apple and citrus scent with a touch of honeysuckle behind that and a honeyed flavor with a dry faintly spiced finish. Light-bodied and drinkable made even more so with the addition of lime juice and club soda. Pair with cheese or charcuterie. – k. N. Awards 1888 gold medals – exposicio universal of barcelona 1888 gold medals – exposicio universal of barcelona commemorative medal 1889 silver medal – exposition universelle of 1889 paris 1900 gold medal – exposition universelle of 1900 paris 1906 gold medal – expozitiunea generala romana din bucuresti 1906 grand prize – milan international 1908 grand prize – exposition hispano-francesa zaragoza 1922 grand prize – marseille national exhibition 1995 gold medal – the international wine competition 2002 gold medal – concours mondial de bruxelles 2009 95 points – highly recommended superb – wine enthusiast 2009 silver medal – san fransisco spirit competition 2011 93 points – excellent highly recommended – ultimate beverage challenge
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