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Un Emile Sapin

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In my experience, the Sapin was so similar to the regular UE68 that they were nearly indistinguishable. The pine flavor was really quite subtle. That was about two years ago, I don't know if it's changed with the new management at the Pernot distillery, as the UE has.

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I haven't had the Sapin for ages, but whatever pine flavour there is, it is nothing like the resin taste of a greek retsina.

 

Like Hiram, I remember it as being pretty close to the regular one, but perhaps with a more pronounced flavour, as if the pine mostly enhances what other flavours there are.

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Beautifully, perfectly put.

 

It's slight, subtile. However, since the old UE's were BORING as hell, it was the only one I found myself buying after a while, because the rest tasted like... nothing.

 

 

If you want piney (and I often do, but it's the Greek in me), get a bottle of good Retsina.

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Like Hiram, I'd say the pine in the UE Sapin is so subtle that the label should include the disclaimer that any detection of pine requires a good imagination (at least compared to Retsina). I didn't mind it, but there are other absinthes I'd prefer to order before returning to the Sapin. Or maybe go for something bolder like Sarticious Gin...

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i like the pine flavour alot, and had the new guys at the pernot distillery make a sample last week with 10 times the amount of pine distillate, after seeing this thread, just to see what would happen...pretty piney, will see how it settles...

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the first time i had it was in eye-openers at LF03 when we ran out of la fee.

 

the bottle i had after that day i really enjoyed. very subtle, but tasty.

 

i should try some again, to see how i like it nowadays.

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