La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Charente

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Nose: Very herby, predominantly dried herbs rather than fresh: rosemary, sage and lavender, especially. Some buttery notes and a hint of grape sweetness.

Palate: Lightly soured white wine to begin, with buttered bread and an almost soapy softness in the middle. There was a lot of lavender and towards the end a growing tannic grape skin note.

Finish: Peppery spice, sage, wormwood bitterness and lingering tannins.

One for mixing, as you’d expect from an Extra Dry, with the otherwise fairly complex palate quite light and dry in the middle, welcoming other flavors. However, it does work surprisingly well on its own, with the central dryness being a relief from the strength of character in the rest of the palate.