La Maison Dolin, founded in 1821 by Joseph Chavasse, remains to this day a family company situated in Chambéry at the heart of the Alps. Producing a range of authentic vermouths, sirops and specialised spirits and liqueurs they continue to maintain the tradition of their heritage.
The recipe remains a secret, but this is said to be made with white wine, its colour coming from other ingredients instead. If our panel is to be believed, this would be great in Negronis.
There’s an abundance of herb and spice notes, like ginger and clove, supported by candied fruit and jam. The bitter finish reminded one panellist of dark chocolate, another praised its value.