Lillet Blanc

Lillet

Blanc

(0.7l, 17%)


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The ultimate Aperitif!
 
Lillet Blanc is a fortified, aromatized wine from the Bordeux region in France. It is a blend of rigorously selected Bordeaux region wines, fruits, herbs and macerated liqueurs, which are handcrafted on site. During the aging process, Lillet is handled as attentively as any great wine from the region.
 
In 1887, Pierre and Raymond Lillet created Kina Lillet, the drink that conquered New York high society as an essential ingredient for many fashionable cocktails. In the mid-1980s, the Lillet producers removed the defining bitter quinine from the blend and voila, a new star was born - Lillet Blanc.
 
Lillet Blanc is a refreshing straight sipper. Should be served well chilled and zest with a slice of orange or lime. It can replace vermouth as a cocktail ingredient. An evergreen character to the finish assures you this is not a strict dessert wine. A true all-rounder!  

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  • Style
    Fortified White Wine
  • Region
    France
  • Country
    France
  • Alcohol
    17%
  • Distillery
    Lillet
  • Bottler
    Lillet

Flavour Spiral™

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fruit
honey
orange
candied
pine
bitter
herbs
floral
lime
What does Lillet Blanc taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Lillet Blanc and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Clear, pale golden.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Honeyed, floral with jasmin, candied orange, honey, pine resin, lemon and fresh mint aromas.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Candied oranges, honey, pine resin and exotic fruits.
 
Finish
A lovely, long aftertaste, with a hint of rosemary-like evergreen notes.
 
 
 
Smartass corner:
 
- Lillet isn't a Vermuth! Both are fortified wines, but Lillet uses liqueur while Vermuth doesn't and Vermuth contains worm-wood,  which was once one of its primary infused botanicals, and Lillet doesn't.
 
- Fortified wine is a name for wine that has been toughened up with liquor (the ABV goes up to 20% or more)
 
- Aperitif – a drink consumed before a meal; the aper in “aperitif” comes from the Latin word for “open.” These drinks are literally intended to “open” the palate.
tonic wine -  a family of aperitifs known as tonic wines because of the addition of Quinine liqueur.
Lillet blanc is the key ingredient in James Bond's Martini derivative, the Vesper, a drink created in deference to the beautiful double agent in Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.
 
 
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Member Reviews and Ratings of Lillet Blanc
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Nice smooth summerdrink with a small bitter tast to lift it out of it's sweetness.
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