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Angelique Absinthe (700ml)

SWITZERLAND
$150. 00 Bottle
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 68%
A Swiss “Verte” from the Val-de-Travers, made from 12 different herbs, including angelica and locally grown wormwood. Its colour is obtained by a classic post-distillation maceration of different aromatic herbs with no artificial colouring added.

Claude-Alain Bugnon distilled his first absinthe illegally in 2000, then, having received a recipe from one of his friends, he decided to make a living from distilling. On the 1st of March 2005, the Federal Council decided to legalize absinthe in Switzerland ending a 95-year-old prohibition. According to www.absinthes.com, his ‘Clandestine' has been and is still considered by many to be the best Swiss La Bleue available today. Angelique is described as the rebel sister of "La Clandestine", the former being higher in alcohol and more bitter.

Tasting note: [no water added] Pale opal green. Leaps out of the glass with piercing aromas of fennel / aniseed, spearmint confectionary, menthol and dried herbs. 2-3 minutes settles the bouquet accenting potpourri and earthy-woodsy notes. Entry is sedate, momentarily juicy. Mid palate explodes with a bittersweet, herbal / pine / anise attack. Finishes tingly, tongue nipping and liqouricey with bitter herbal notes lingering late in the aftertaste. A classic, full throttle absinthe that's sure to impress. 67% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews… 4.5 Stars – www.diffordsguide.com