La Clandestine Absinthe (700ml)

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La Clandestine Absinthe (700ml)

$120.00 Bottle

A blanche style made in the birthplace of absinthe in the Val de Travers, Couvet, Switzerland. Seven of the the ten botanicals are sourced from local farms which are all married and macerated in neutral grain alcohol and distilled in copper alembics to 76% abv. This is done in small batches of 88 litres at a time.The distillate is cut using Swiss mountain stream water before bottling.

Tasting note: Pale and clear with some minor particles evident. Opens unexpectedly sweet and raw sugar like before releasing drier scents of kumquat paste, (tarragon / sage?) and curry leaf over deep anise, the latter amplified after aeration. Gains added freshness and definition in the later passes. Lean and light on entry developing texture and attitude at the mid palate stage with a slow motion, penetrating attack of dried herbs, peppermint and anise fanning out; excellent bitter-sweet balance. Outstanding length. Concludes long, piney, fresh and mildly tongue numbing. Great poise and persistence. Impressive. 53% Alc./Vol.