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Wormwood Blanche Edition Limitee

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0.5 liter
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot

A small limited batch of a blanche absinthe with a very dominant Wormwood profile.

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Wormwood Blanche Edition Limitee
Wormwood Blanche Edition Limitee

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Wormwood Blanche Edition Limitee 2011-12-07 17:01:04 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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Distilled at the Emile Pernot distillery in Pontarlier. Packed with wormwood and some additional herbs for good measure. What do you think about that?

Seriously, the Wormwood Blanche is a wormwood bomb, no more - no less. However, if you think that would in any way mean it's bitter, dry and undrinkable you are very very wrong.
Wormwood, when distilled, is a very floral and good tasting plant. The dry bitterness is long gone and left is the exact qualities we want. Of course it helps to use quality herbs and in this case it's the best! Locally grown Pontarlier wormwood of superb quality. Considering the herbal ratios it still presents a very interesting aroma which is surprisingly complex. Add to that the fact that it actually does present a rather ok louche even though the odds are very much against it. Though a bit weak it still beats a lot of other absinthes.

Water added to the Wormwood Blanche lets the aroma bloom out even more and a really nice and enchanting drink is presented. The mouth-feel is very full and rich and far smoother than I expected which further proves the quality of herbs and work put into it. There's just a very slight dry feeling for a second which is smoothly countered by a nice touch of sweet fennel and anise to counter it. Nicely done.

I am not easily impressed by products made simply to stand out and be "unique" but this one certainly did knock me off my feet. It's well made, it's top quality and it's certainly unique on the absinthe market. Let's just hope there will be more made.
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