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Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe

Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
13.5%
Size
0.75 liter
Manufacturer
Istenic / Urbano Pleme
Country
Slovenia
Color
Miscellaneous
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The Supreme Icon isn't really an absinthe per se but rather a ready made variation of the classic Hemingway cocktail; "Death in the Afternoon". That is - sparkling wine mixed with absinthe.

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Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe
Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe
Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe

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Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe 2012-04-10 10:28:59 Markus Hartsmar
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4.5
Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    April 10, 2012

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The Supreme Icon isn't really an absinthe per se but rather a ready made variation of the classic Hemingway cocktail; "Death in the Afternoon". That is - sparkling wine mixed with absinthe.

It is based on a sparkling wine from Slovenian wine maker Istenic, which incidentally happens to be one of the best from Slovenia (and yes, that actually means it's quite good), and then with Absinthe Supreme from Urbano pleme added to it.

If you've ever tried a Death in the Afternoon maybe you've come to notice that getting the perfect ratio and a really tasty result can be quite hard. Especially since there are so many different types of sparkling wines to choose from and not to mention all the absinthe to pick... Personally I prefer a sweeter sparkling wine together with a nice absinthe blanche on the lighter side.

In the Supreme Icon I must say I was amazed at how well they managed to get a good mix out of it. The sweetness from the Absinthe Supreme is very well handled by the dryness in the wine and they match each other perfectly. The amount of absinthe added to the wine is just enough to give taste but not so much that it destroys the wine. The wine, yes, what about that. Two words - very good. The price on a bottle of this sure isn't cheap as it goes down real quick so it's probably not going to be anyones daily drink but I prefer the Supreme Icon before the plain Absinthe Supreme.
So, an option would be to get a bottle of Absinthe Supreme and some decent Prosecco or Cava and start playing. Which ever route you choose, the Supreme Icon really isn't a bad idea.
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