Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Citronís bouquet sings with fresh, vibrant, lemon zest right from the opening bell; the prototypical citrus-flavored vodka bouquet. Palate entry is so clean and effortless that you just want to consume more immediately; at midpalate, thereís a rush of lemon zest and oil. The distillers reached the ideal degree of flavor balance, without submerging the vodka presence. - Paul (6/1/2004) - 90-95: Superb/Highly Recommended (Jun 2004)
What does true taste of lemon taste like?
Absolut Citron is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike most other flavored vodkas, it doesnít contain any added sugar. To put it short and simple: Absolut Citron is smooth and mellow, with a fresh fruity lemon and lime character and a note of lemon peel.
The Absolut way of making vodka
In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent Branvinn (Absolute Pure Vodka). Instead of the usual three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. Absolut Citron is made the same way, the only difference is the taste of lemon. And, like the rest of the family, itís produced in Ňhus, L.O. Smithís birth town. Since the process will never change, neither will the true taste of Absolut Citron.
Keeping natural ingredients natural
The main ingredients in Absolut Citron are Absolut Vodka and citrus flavor. Absolut Vodka is made from water and winter wheat. The water comes from a deep well in Ňhus where itís protected from impurities. The winter wheat is also grown in Ňhus and differs from other crops: itís sown one fall, and harvested the next one. Days in between it grows under the Swedish snow developing its hard grain. Also, the use of fertilizers is minimized. Though lemon is the main flavor, lime is also added to give Absolut Citron its perfect character.
|Clear. Medium-bodied. Lemon, salt, minerals. Compact texture. Dry and zesty mouthfeel. Displays a curious sweet/tart interplay of lively citrus. Develops a interesting salty tang in the finish.