90
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Ketel One Vodka

  • 93
  • $25
  • Holland
  • Ketel One
  • 40%
  • 750 ml
  • Vodka
  • 12/1/2002
  • 7/14/2006

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Best well chilled, this classic brand has a mild sweetness that hints at marshmallow and cocoa bean, plus flares of citrus peel, cassia bark and ginger on the clean finish.

The aroma is a no-show. Entry is clean and neutral, but lacks grain definition; the midpalate stage offers an attractive oiliness and a trace of graininess that rescues the bouquet and the entry. Finishes elegantly and a touch sweet. Very good for its impeccably clean features but lacks character.

Clear as rainwater. The bouquet doesn’t reach up and grab you as much as it seduces you with gentle waves of mild spirit and grainy richness. The palate entry offers mild spiciness and cereal sweetness. Finishes marvelously long, doughy, round, subtly citrusy and moderately sweet. Classy, complex and multilayered.

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