750 ml, 65% ABV Imported by Tempus Fugit
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.
"Complex nose of cured black olives, crushed mint, dried oregano, and red pepper with a hint of preserved lemon. Very Mediterranean. The palate is rife with cucumber, green pepper, mint, and wildflower with profound anise components. Wild and delicious." 98 Points, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
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