Crème de Cassis de Dijon, Briottet 20%
"Founded in 1836 as a negociant business, the family business of Maison Briottet gradually moved its focus on producing fruit crèmes, liquors, brandies and marcs de Bourgogne. The current managing director, Gérard Briottet, represents the fourth generation, and maintains the traditions begun by his great grandfather, Edmond Briottet.
Maison Briottet maintains a very high level of quality. It is the selection of the ripest fruit from the most suitable cultivars that provides for the finest flavours; therefore contracting the right growers to produce the correct fruit is the first step on the ladder. Subsequently, properly observed maceration with very pure neutral alcohol, and blending with the correct proportion of sugars to achieve the balance between fruit flavour, sweetness, acidity and alcohol create these excellent crèmes. Tasting note: Opens with ripe vinefruit and concentrated blackcurrants, and evolves into a deeply satisfying full aroma with hints of green spice. Silky, voluptuous and very ripe initially, with a lingering viscosity and long concentrated flavour, perfect balance between the sweetness and acidity. "