Wine Enthusiast 96-100
"Aroma is dry, clean, and grainy, with background notes of parchment and litchi; later passes offer semisweet, mildly smoky/ashy scents of charcoal and smoldering embers. Palate entry is firm, moderately oily, bittersweet; at midpalate concentrated and spicy grain flavors mingle adroitly with the smoky, sap- and resin-sweet birch-charcoal filtering influence"
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Stolichnaya Red Label has been distilled 4 times. Generally repeated distillation will produce a purer spirit that is smoother on the palate. Repeated distillation has improved the quality of this spirit as is represented by its high critic rating. Stolichnaya Red Label is a clear, grain-based vodka. Grain vodkas are the most popular and tend to be smooth and fruity. Grain based vodkas generally do not require as much distillation as vegetable based vodkas as grain produces less impurities during the fermentation process. Stoli was the foirst to introduce flavored vodka and their experience shines through in the quality of ingredients and true flavor profiles in all of their flavored vodkas.