Citadelle has won more than 60 medals, among them ‘Spirit of the Year’ at the 2017 World Spirit Awards. The 19 aromatics that make up Citadelle are infused to acquire its distinguished profile. It is then distilled in small copper stills over open flames in order to develop its character.
It exudes delicate aromas of fresh flowers highlighted by more assertive citric scents. Once served, it emanates more intense, herbaceous notes of juniper and anise; then, the spicy cinnamon side softens the nose, bringing a very gourmand dimension to the gin. On the palate, the juniper cedes to a long, voluptuous, spicy fragrance.
But while Citadelle offers complete aromatic richness, its three character traits remain:
– Juniper, its signature, the key base of Citadelle
– Citrus, the complementary note that underlines the juniper
– Exotic, offering an additional level of enjoyment with touches of pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beautifully balanced, it is elegant, soft and long in the mouth, with an alcohol content of 44%. A perfect equilibrium between intensity and finesse.