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Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe 65

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0.7 liter
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot

From the well known distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot just outside Pontarlier we are used to get high quality absinthes - this is no different.

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Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe 65
Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe 65

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Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe 65 2012-01-30 21:45:21 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    January 30, 2012
Last updated: January 30, 2012

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From the well known distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot we are used to get high quality absinthes. This is no different.

The Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe has been around for a few years now and ever since the first day it came out - and I tried it - it has been one of my favourites.
It's a verte absinthe at 65% alcohol and with a very clear characteristic Pontarlier wormwood profile.
The minty wormwood is wonderfully balanced with slightly spicy taste along with a fine touch of anise. This brings a certain freshness to the drink and that aroma literally brings me back to the hills around Pontarlier. The anise is in fine harmony with the rest of the ingredients both in aroma and in taste, and among it there's also a faint hint of fennel that comes through. The blend of anise and fennel lends just enough of its smooth character not to be obtrusive nor too light.

The Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe louches from a wonderful peridot green into a nice thick opaque light greenish drink. The result is an instant blooming of the nice aroma from the unlouched drink. Add to that a smooth yet rich mouthfeel and a great taste and that pretty much sums it all up.

The Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe is in my opinion one of the absolute top absinthes on the market even today, a couple of years after it was first released. Many other absinthes have reached the market but it still holds a high position on my list.
What's even better is of course the fact that the Vieux Pontarlier is available both in Europe (of course) and the U.S.A

During the time it has been available I have had the pleasure to go through several bottles and the quality is consistent and the Vieux Pontarlier definitely improves further over time. It's a keeper.
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