Created in 2013 at the dawn of the vermouth renaissance, La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is the only vermouth made with Pineau des Charentes and infusions from 37 plants including, of course, mugwort.
Its name comes from the famous agronomist Jean-Baptiste de la Quintinye born in 1626 in Chabanais, requested by Louis XIV's gardener, Le Nôtre, to create the Sun King's botanical garden.
La Quintinye takes us to Versailles in a universe where joie de vivre and opulence reign supreme.
Now, at a time when retro-chic and classic cocktails are all the rage, La Quintinye Vermouth Royal was awarded in 2016 as the best French vermouth in the world by Paul Pacult's Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Nose : Sweet comes first, full of cherries and wild berries, all balanced by bitter, earthy herbs - sage, rosemary and pepper.
Mouth : A palate that matches the nose. Sweet at first, fruit, followed by plenty of fresh herbs and spices with some wood for a nice balance.
Final : Notes of leaves and herbs and aroma of red fruits.