This French gin has a delicate and fragrant nose of fresh flowers, jasmine, honeysuckle and cinnamon. After a few moments, stronger, more herbaceous aromas of anise, grains of paradise and cinnamon develop in a most remarkable way. The appetizing bouquet is reminiscent of gardens in springtime. On the palate, juniper gives way to a voluptuous complexity redolent of fresh flowers, leading into an elegant, round and highly refined finish. The 19 botanicals are infused for 72 hours, three days in which the Citadelle body is shaped and takes all this aromatic notes. For 12 hours, Citadelle is distilled in a copper pot still with a naked flame.
The gin surprises you with a strong floral smell, but when you take a sip of it, it falls flat. It's subtle but slightly empty. Wouldn't buy again.