G.E. Massenez Crème de Gingembre

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 10
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Proof: 40 (20%)
Price: $20.00 750 ML
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A lovely traditional crème. If you are looking for traditional French Crèmes (very sweet liqueurs) this is the company to buy from. Not to mention their eau de vies…


Notes: A small company in the Alsace Lorraine area of France founded in 1870 and one of the last family owned liqueur companies dedicated to traditional era de vies and crèmes.
Using top quality fruit and consummate distillation skills they produce a wonderful line of products of eau de vies (unsweetened fruit brandies) and crèmes ( a type of liqueur noted for sits heavy thick body and high sugar content around 400 grams per liter rather than a liqueurs 200 per liter) which we intend to review and list as soon as we get hold of them.

Appearance: Clear with slight tint to it similar to agave syrup, oily ,somewhat thick body, on swirling leaves a nice oily coating on the glass with thick legs slowly forming

First Impression: Lovely candied ginger scents

Taste: Sweet thick mouthfeel on entry then the ginger bites like an old style slightly hot ginger cant, then it settles down into a nice more candied ginger only much better and more controlled, a lingering of candied ginger and sugar without being cloying or tasting at all like chemicals or fake ginger equivalents ( because it is all natural).

Drinks: A  crème can be used in many ways, straight or over ice in a liqueur glass, with white wine or champagne (kir or kir royale) as a modifying ingredient cocktails for extra complexity and depth in a cocktail, or as an ice cream and dessert topping and great in coffee or cocoa drinks.

Bottle: Fairly straightforward clear glass, somewhat heavier construction with a small punt at the bottom.Simple but attractive label in off white with graphic of ginger root on it and printing in attractive script.

Black plastic neck wrap with a black plastic topped composite cork ( better to prevent oxidation and leakage than a natural cork – or God forbid a screw cap !)

Other: Also good in cooking-sauces, glazes, or on ice cream. Try it in your mineral water for the for an adult alternative to soda (in Sweden this would be called Safft using lingonberry syrup).

Final Thoughts: Nicely done, great quality and one of the few traditional crèmes out  there anymore


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