La Capricieuse reveals a remarkable aromatic palette and a delicate final bitterness.
A “Bleue” full of complexity.
Made with more than 10 plants, this absinthe is issued from the same recipe as its sister la Clandestine.
With a higher level of alcohol, la Capricieuse
has is less mellow but reveals more aromas.
It is one of the first absinthes distilled in the Val-de-Travers, cradle of this drink’s distillation. Its traditional production uses only natural products.
For amateurs of strong emotions!Nose :
Powerful and complex. Proof of the richness of the plants used.Palate :
Remarkable freshness. Aniseed attack developing rapidly into notes of fennel and wormwood.Finish :
Excellent length on the palate and agreeable bitterness.
Claude-Alain Bugnon is the first Swiss distiller to have obtained a production licence in 2005.
Claude-Alain Bugnon distilled his first absinthe illegally in 2000.
The following year, having received a recipe from one of his friends, he decided to make a living from distilling.
In 2004, he applied for permission to produce absinthe, and at the end of that same year, he shipped his first order to Germany.
A few months later, on the 1st of March 2005, the Federal Council decided to legalize absinthe in Switzerland. The end of this 95 year old abolition pleased everyone.
- At first, savour Capricieuse
without any sugar. Then according to your taste, add some eventually.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure of fresh water.
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- 5 cl
- Couvet / Val-de-Travers
By Jean Lafitte. Posted 16/01/2014
I cannot say enough good about Capricieusce. I even prefer it to its "little sister" La Clandestine which is excellent as well.
It has a great bitter, lingering bite I enjoy. The wormwood and other herbs are very pronounced. Its sophistication arrives slowly and leaves slowly. Highly recommended.
By Thomas Boston. Posted 11/08/2013
This is Clandestine Recette Charlotte (the blue bottle) concentrated. You can choose to pour less and make a strong drink with a slow drip in order to "tune" the experience. If you compare the price with the blue Clandestine, you will realise that you actually get a lot af absinthe for the 5 euros extra. Due to this Quality/price-ration I give the highest recommendation. We hope this will be imported to Denmark. The bitterness mentioned in the description is in no way overwhelming.
By Great Stuff. Posted 12/12/2012
New to the infamous drink, this was the second Blanche I have tried. First being the La Clandestine. Lets say this. La Capricieuse blows it to pieces. This is not to say that Clandestine is not a good Blanche. But this one is everything Clandestine is, but better. The higher alcohol content brings out the robust flavor notes found in this amazing blend. I was surprised to find out it is not a top seller, actually its not even close.
Blanches are not my everyday absinthe. I would like to explore many more Verte before traveling back to this emerald bottle. I find that Verte are just more interesting. But make no mistake about it ladies and gents, Capricieuse will knock your socks off and automatically go to a high ranking place on your list.