Enigma blanche absinthe

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74% abv Country of origin France

Formats 70 cl and 20 cl

Silver medal London IWSC 2012

Absinthe Masters 2011, Master, Uncoloured absinthes category

Highest ranked absinthe in the Imbibe September tasting 77 points

"Universally loved, this elicited all manner of positive tasting notes, with panellists identifying everything from candied fruit, tropical fruit lychee, fennel, anise and lime, to toffee and caramel. tasters noted the attractive louche effect on the addition of water, which also opened up some floral notes. 'Something of a departure' as one taster put it."

Enigma Blanche is made with a grape-alcohol base, and combines grande and petite wormwood, green anise, hyssop, veronica, camomile, génepi, fennel, coriander and angelica; all plants are individually distilled into full 80%+ alcoholates, which are then blended. The protocols for this absinthe come from a recipe listed as 'Absinthe Suisse' in serveral well-regarded French distiller's manuals of the 19th century, including Brevans, Duplais and Fritsch. The alcoholic strength is then reduced as historically specified to 74%, giving this absinthe real backbone, but by no means overpowers the finesse and lingering aromas of this complex combination of aromatic plants specified by this highly regarded and well documented recipe. This absinthe is often compared to, and surpasses in quality, many uncoloured Swiss la Bleues now made today and is considered by many to be the benchmark for uncoloured absinthes.

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