Tasted Sorgin, French Gin made from Sauvignon Blanc

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By Martin Isark

Sorgin: A French Gin, that’s distilled from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, 43 percenter, made by the French Winemaker, Francois Lurton.

Francois Lurton is one of the World’s leading winemakers, and now he’s showing the traditional Gin markets of: England, Holland, Spain, India & Germany that a top French winemaker can make Gin as good and better than most.

How’s Sorgin made? Juniper is added  as a distillate to reduce its pungency, grapefruit zest, lemon, violets, gorse, lime zest and redcurrant buds are also added.

Lurton’s vision is simply to produce a Gin that’s in harmony with the flavours of the Sauvignon Blanc and not over-power it.

It is worth noting that the normal overt grassy, herbaceous and gooseberry notes  from the Sauvignon Blanc wine are firmly in the background. Sorgin is going to appeal to drinkers that demand that their Gin is silky smooth, elegantly flavoured and rocks-up when drunk naked or with a mixer. 

Tasting note: Oenophiles will be impressed, naked Gin lovers will have organisms and G&T drinkers will think they’ve died and gone to heaven. 10/10  

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