Ciroc is five times distilled French vodka made with grapes that are harvested when frozen. This is a very fancy and chic premium vodka. It was created by Jean-Sebastian Robicquet, a charismatic Frenchman who grew up between, Cognac and Bordeaux. Given his origins, it’s probably not surprising that the vodka is made exclusively from grape spirit, particularly Ugni Blanc, the Cognac region’s key variety.
Appearance: Crystal clear.
Nose: Clean, subtle lemon zest and lemongrass with some Mediterranean herbs.
Palate: Zesty lemons with a slightly honeyed feel, giving the vodka a softness in mouthfeel. Some black pepper carries through.
Finish: Lemon zest is prominent and faint grappa-like undertones. It doesn’t taste of grapes, but is very reminiscent of unaged cognac, albeit it is much softer in taste and smell.
It’s good enough for sipping if sipping vodka is your thing. Ice cold with some big lumps of ice in a glass.
Straight from The Mayor
As an old, grumpy, miserable man, Ciroc was always a bit “too cool” for me. When you have some pop stars jumping around endorsing anything, it normally means the base product is dire. However, Ciroc really is that good. In my opinion, its the best French vodka, period.