Duplais Verte Absinthe (700ml)
$199. 00 Bottle
Duplais has the distinction of being the first 'verte' released in Switzerland following the lifting of the ban on Absinthe in 2005. Its recipe is based on the 'Suisse' protocols from the important 19th century French distiller's manual, 'Traité des Liqueurs et de la Distillation des Alcools ' by P. Duplais - hence the name. Naturally coloured with aromatic plants following distillation, this demonstrated Oliver Matter's talent and initiative early in the piece. Soon after release, it also caused some controversy amongst locals, since the vast majority of the Swiss are convinced that absinthe should be clear! Tasting note: Slightly cloudy, emerald green in appearance. Perfumed scents include a smokey menthol / chamomile top note over heavier scents of very ripe banana and Turkish delight. Exceptional concentration with dense fresh liquorice strap carried by a warming, tingly spirit wave. Very good balance. Turns super dry ending long, delicately bitter but very clean. 68% alc./vol.