From the moment you take your first sip of Cîroc X, you know this will be a superior vodka experience. The subtle hint of mint with a sweet, clean finish and notes of vanilla is amazing. The creamy taste and mouthfeel of this vodka are what you would expect in a top-shelf blend.
Cîroc X is, as you would expect it to be, smooth, with a neutral finish and a somewhat uncomplicated spirit that's simply outstanding. Cîroc X doesn't burn like other vodka brands going down. When it's ice-cold, you'll barely notice any burn, just a cold, smooth fish that's somewhat warming.
When opening the bottle and pouring a shot, you'll find that the scent of the vodka is subtle, not like the heavy methanol aromas you get with other vodka brands. The smell is clean, with a touch of vanilla, but it's not overpowering.
Bering that this vodka comes from grapes and not grain, it's missing that instantly recognizable grain pinch in the nose. However, we can't say that we miss that, and if you're looking for sipping vodka, Cîroc X is an excellent choice.
Hold your glass to the light, and swirl the vodka in your tumbler. You'll notice how it clings to the sides of the glass while remaining free of bubbles; that's a classic sign of a high-quality spirit vodka.