Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jean de Lillet 2010 For The Holidays

You know that I love Lillet. From presents, to hostess gifts and holiday entertaining, Lillet’s newest and limited-run edition— Jean de Lillet 2010 ($39.99) is the ultimate crowd-pleaser that says luxury without breaking the bank. 

Jean de Lillet 2010 is a vintage created using the grapes of only the best Sauterne years in Bordeaux – and aged to produce deeper, rounder characteristics.

This season try Lillet Ambassador Claire Needham’s simple, yet elegant recipe. It would be great for any of your holiday soirees or just because:

Jean de Lillet & Champagne Cocktail
2 dashes dandelion-burdock bitters (Peychauds’s Bitters can be an alternative)
1 part Jean de Lillet 2010
1 part champagne
Keep JDL and champagne well chilled
Build cold ingredients in a champagne flute and garnish with a twist of orange peel.

About Jean de Lillet 2010
Maison Lillet is proud to announce the release of Jean de Lillet 2010 Reserve – on sale today! Produced in limited quantities, and in the best years, this extraordinary cuvee is a tribute to Lillet’s earliest-known ancestor who settled in Podensac, France, in 1680 where Lillet is still produced today.

This premium Reserve is a unique creation that blends a single vintage of Sauternes wine, only produced in Bordeaux’s best wine years, with their house-made citrus liqueur.  As 2009 is considered a great vintage year for Sauternes, 2010 is a stunning succession with a special balance and remarkable acidity, giving way to elegant fresh aromas.

Last year, Jean de Lillet’s 2009 vintage was received with high critical acclaim, and immediately sold out. Lovers of this iconic aperitif will have another chance to taste this premium spirit with an equally terrific vintage. Réserve Jean de Lillet 2010 may be enjoyed immediately, yet will improve with age (10 to 15 years). It is best served chilled as an aperitif, with amuses bouche, and is available in select retailers nationwide and at one of my favorite stores, at $39.99.

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