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Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Supérieure 65°

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Supérieure 65°

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Supérieure 65°

Producer: Emile Pernot

Price (ex VAT at 20%) £58.61 (£70.33 Including VAT at 20%)

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70cl 65% abv (130 proof)

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Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Supérieure is carefully crafted in small batches using alambic stills that were specifically designed to make absinthe. This historic spirit is distilled using locally grown wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), which is considered the finest in the world, along with green anise seed, Provençal fennel seed and a variety of additional aromatic herbs and spices. Faithful to the original formulations, there is no sweetening added of any kind - its refreshing taste is obtained entirely from the combination of plants and the distiller's skills.

Fine, medium peridot green color. Gradually forming louche, milky with opalescent reflections. Aroma initially of bright anise, developing heady, alpine herbs, with savory, mentholated wormwood notes. Intitial taste is intense and spicily piquant, with round, herbal flavors cradling the wormwood and a long, refreshing, cooling finish of anise and fennel seed.

June 2010 The Spirit Journal's 130 Best Spirits in the World
The Spirit Journal's 13 Best Five Star Liqueurs and Absinthes for 2010 : Top Absinthe (of only two which qualified)
2010 Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 92 points - Excellent/Strong Recommendation - Highest Scoring Absinthe
February 2010 The Chap Magazine (UK) - Top Tipple
June 2009 The Spirit Journal - 5 Stars - Highest Recommendation - First absinthe to be rated the highest score
April 2009 Gourmet Magazine - Top Pick
March 2009 Santé Magazine for Restaurant Professionals - Gold Star
2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Hors Concours
2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold Medal - Best in Class
August 2008 Esquire Magazine - Top Pick

David Wondrich, Spirits Expert, as quoted in Esquire magazine: "An absolutely classic French absinthe. As good as it gets."
F. Paul Pacult, founder/editor of The Spirit Journal, the world's most quoted publication on spirits, beer, and fortified wines: "The Gold Standard for the Absinthe catagory."

Customer Reviews

  An introduction to absinthe  I was told that if I were to drink absinthe, I should drink the best in order to know what the best should be. Vieux Pontarlier is a delight to drink. As time has passed, I drink it and a Swiss Blanche and I am very pleased.   (13/09/2013) -

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