Scotland Stephenson's Spirits Reviews

Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc

Review Date: July 16, 2009
Category Info: Aperitif :: Vermouth
Distilled From: Grapes
Retail Price: $ (under $20)
Bottle Size: 750 ml Bottle
Brewer / Distiller: Maison Dolin & Cie
Strength: 16%
Origin: France - Chambéry

Tasting Notes:

"The exact recipes are a closely guarded secret, but there are up to 54 different plants used, most notably wormwood, but also hyssop, camomile, genepi, chincona bark and rose petals." - Hous Alpenz Website
Nearly clear, no color.
The nose has a big herbal character with very minerally white wine and a rich caramel sugary note.
Light-to-medium sweet on the palate. The flavor is very beautiful. The sugar element leans towards caramel and is mellow and consistent through the palate. The minerality of the wine base shows through nicely and there is a complex mix of herbs which is not overpowered by the sugar. Notes of wormwood and subtle bitter herbs.