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Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe

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$69.99 $79.99

Vieux Pontarlier is craft-distilled in Pontarlier, France, the historic "Capital of Absinthe." Select botanicals and Pontarlier-grown wormwood, which is considered the finest in the world, are distilled in a chardonnay grape base spirit from Burgundy. Vieux Pontarlier was developed over a period of five years at one of the two last remaining absinthe distilleries still functioning in Pontarlier, using the distillery's original, pre-ban logbook notes and antique alembic stills designed specifically for making absinthe. 65% ABV


    "The Gold-Standard for the absinthe category"

    - F. Paul Pacult, The Spirit Journal

  • Best In Class, Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2008


Pale peridot green. Slowing dripping ice-cold water produces a lightly green-tinged and billowy opalescent cloudiness. The aroma is fresh, yet slightly briny and spicy with lightly mentholated and cacao notes. The flavors are multi-layered, the grape spirit provides a complex base for subtle herbal undertones, the anise and fennel seed are sweet yet, well balanced, highlighting the minty/menthol taste of true Pontarlier wormwood.

Light is an easy-to-read font, with tall and narrow letters, that works well on almost every site.

Bottle Size: 750ml
ABV: 65%

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Erich F.
United States

Exceptional Absinthe

Accurate color and louche, the wormwood is up front and slightly forward in a good way, followed by smooth notes of fennel and anise, slight tongue numbing and a clean finish. Of the twenty or so absinthes I have had the privilege to drink, Vieux Pontarlier is in my top three. If you are trying absinthe for the first time, you cannot go wrong with this one. It is good with or without sugar. I would not recommend more than four parts water though, despite what the label says.

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The French Liquored

It was great receiving the merchandise unbroken and well in tact. The liquored was wonderful it remined me like I was back in Paris. The price was wonderful too. Thank you so much.

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