Lillet is a subtle blend of rigorously selected wines from Bordeaux (85%) and of fruit liqueurs (15%) handcrafted on site. Lillet is aged in oak vats for several months, allowing the aromas to mellow and its characteristic taste to mature.
Lillet Blanc is similar to sauternes. Its color isa golden, shining yellow. It is flowery with a hint of honey and aromas of candied orange, pine resin, lime and fresh mint. Its taste is fresh, bold and fruity with an appealing aroma intensity and lingering aftertaste.
|Lillet is the only wine-based aperitif, a blend of 85% wine and 15% citrus liqueurs, produced in Bordeaux, France. The wines are carefully selected in the Podensac area and the citrus liqueurs are produced by cold macerating fruit peels in pure distilled spirits for several months. Following the Bordelaise tradition, Lillet is aged in oak so that it acquires its soft and rich character. Because it is not oxidized or aromatized with herbs like vermouths, nor artificially concentrated, Lillet is a very unique product.|
|Enjoy Lillet well chilled - On the rocks - Thinned with Tonic - In cocktails|
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - A classic French aperitif, with aromas of key lime pie, lemon peel, green apple, and spices. Medium-sweet on the palate it has a fresh structure. The spices are more prominent on the palate and help balance the fruit character. Best enjoyed ice cold. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Great Value)(Finalist) (Apr 2018)
Wine Enthusiast 93 points - A light, breezy aperitif 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 addition of lime juice and club soda. Pair with cheese or charcuterie. - K.N. (Feb 2011)
|Jean Lillet came from Saint-Morillon in Gironde and moved to Podensac, a small town near Sauternes in the Graves region, in 1680. His descendants Raymond and Paul Lillet, merchants of fine wines, liqueurs and spirits, founded Lillet in 1872.|