Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin
Delicate floral nose, with Meyer lemon zest, rose petals and sweet, slightly minty herbs, perhaps evocative of lemon verbena and pineapple sage leaves, freshly rubbed. You certainly won’t get much of a traditional wine note here, with nearly nothing jumping out being suggestive or Riesling.
The palate is botanically rich, with a great deal of flavor jumping out. At first, quieter with orange and lemon, citrus; juniper comes through as well, but somewhat duller without the piney sparkle. It’s a wet, kind of thick pine, bushy and suggestive of juniper, with other green notes. Rose comes on towards the back of the palate, with florals on the back of the throat and hints of stone fruit. The finish is where you start to get some acidic, wine like notes as well as the standard dry out with a touch of angelica, sage, thyme and bitter orange zest.