A special edition aged verte from Emile Pernot, who else?
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:06 PM
Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:01 AM
Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:28 AM
Say, does anyone know how long Emile Pernot aged these? I can't seem to find that info anywhere, at least not on any English-speaking sites.
Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:35 PM
From what I can tell, not long enough to make a very big deal about it. It definitely has a "woody" flavor element (much like what Ancienne has) that mimics barrel aging, and some pretty heavy cinnamon notes, but I don't think either of these flavors are from long amounts of time spend in a barrel. It's definitely not as round/smooth and "vintage" feeling as Ancienne is...more like they took a really flavorful absinthe and stuck in in a barrel for a few months.
Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:01 PM
I was hoping you would say something like that.
Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:01 AM
Thanks Ambear! I've been looking everywhere for that information. And I agree Songcatcher- glad to hear that they went light on the barrel-aging, although it does seem to be the hot new thing to do(VSO Barrique, that aged Valkyria, etc).
Now schnell, German DHL, schnell!
Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:06 PM
It's fairly heavy in wormwood flavor, so that's nice. It's pretty tasty...I'm sure we won't have any problem drinking it all, but it's not unbelievably awesome or anything.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:08 PM
Oh good- I prefer my absinthes to be heavy on the wormwood side. I'm excited not just because it's a tasty absinthe though, but also because I'm a sucker for anything released in limited quantities haha Although truth to tell, for only 100 liters of this being made in 2011 the stuff is available everywhere.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:45 PM
I prefer my absinthes to be heavy on the wormwood side.
I think pretty much everyone does.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:21 PM
I don't know about that. I've definitely been around some drinkers who liked absinthe besides the "bitterness", which they mostly were getting from the wormwood-heavy drinks. Maybe just most people on this forum do?
Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:59 PM
Edited by Scott M., 26 February 2014 - 06:00 PM.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:28 PM
I agree, Scott. I think in these cases they were just searching for a word to describe the wormwood(I mean how often do people who don't drink absinthe get wormwood?) and said it was bitter. More for me
Edited by DanPatrick, 26 February 2014 - 10:31 PM.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:24 PM
Edited by gee13, 26 February 2014 - 11:26 PM.
Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:48 PM
So I finally had some time with it. It is very tasty- a very lovely absinthe with a slight peppermint spice to it on the nose. I did have a similar experience as Gee13 did however. It felt like it was missing something I couldn't pin down that keeps it from being a truly exceptional verte. I'll have to revisit it over time and see if my opinion changes. Which I highly doubt it will considering it's already bottle aged three years since its release in 2011.
Oh on the point of aging- it looks like the rumor I had heard of it being aged before release was false. The Emile Pernot distillery had this reply to me after I asked them about it:
Hi Daniel, actually La Belle Encorceleuse was not aged, that is probably why you did not find the information
So there you go.
Edited by DanPatrick, 06 March 2014 - 11:48 PM.
Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:58 PM
Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:59 PM
I did too, Ambear. Maybe it was from whatever herbs they used in the final maceration to get that feuille morte color?
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