Lillet Blanc (750ml)

SKU #660053 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Top 50 Spirits of 2011* A light, breezy apéritif for white wine lovers. This golden-orange liquid has a tart apple and citrus scent, with a touch of honeysuckle behind that, and a honeyed flavor with a dry, faintly spiced finish. Light-bodied and drinkable, made even more so with the the addition of lime juice and club soda. Pair with cheese or charcuterie.  (2/ 2011)

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By: Gary Lai |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/4/2010  | Send Email
Excellent aperitif wine to have, before moving on to the "next" stage. Drink it chilled or on the rock. The Lillet is also a good substitute to have when I run out of white wine (gasp!). Yes, that even happens to professional drinkers !

By: David Othenin-Girard |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/18/2008  | Send Email
This white wine-based aperitif was created in 1887 in Bordeaux and originally had a high quinine content (presumably to treat malaria). Quinine is synthesized from the Kina-Kina tree, hence the drink’s original name: Kina Lillet. The original recipe was made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royal as a key component in the infamous “James Bond Martini.” This blend of fruit liqueurs and fortified wine was originally marketed as a tonic of great medicinal quality. These days there’s a new, friendlier Lillet with less quinine and it still lends itself to making cocktails, like the famous Edith’s Fizz.

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