Sunday, June 7, 2009
Jean Marc XO Vodka
Jean Marc is brilliant vodka. Four particular kinds of wheat are selected and separated from the chaff (to eliminate any hint of bitterness!) to be fermented and then distilled NINE times in an Alembic Pot Still, micro-oxygenated, diluted with pure Gensac spring water and finally filtered through Limousine Oak Charcoal. The aromas are complex, vivacious, elusive-- Galani cookies, dried white flowers, cream, and cake batter-- and sweetly alluring. The palate entry is lavish and builds to a silky body that reveals clean toasted almonds with fennel, and Christmas berry. The finish delicately capitulate these nuances with an amazing elegance-- excellent.