Unbeknownst to Jean-Marc, his father Guy Roulot had been producing an apricot liqueur for many years before his passing. Upon discovering 12 dusty bottles in the back of a cellar, Jean-Marc set about recreating his father's recipe from instinct alone. Today, it is made from certified organic Bergeron apricots from the Rhône Valley orchards of Laurent Combier (of Domaine Combier). Once pitted, the apricots are left to infuse in neutral spirit for a few months. The purity of expression is remarkable here – the nose opens with that precise bold freshness of a fresh apricot. There’s a vibrancy with exactness, the impression of the stalk and a nuttiness from the stone, too. The palate continues, opening up into a juicy celebration of just-picked apricots. A rush of flavour coats the mouth, the weight of both the sugar (160g/l) and alcohol (25%) bringing a generous texture that’s elevated by the natural tartness of the fruit – never straying into cloying. The plentiful finish remains authentic, while perhaps introducing a dusting of very gentle sweet spices. A decadent treat to delight on a summer evening.
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