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Absinthe La Maison Fontaine Blanche 55% - 70cl

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La Maison Fontaine is an ultra premium absinthe, handcrafted amongst the beautiful Jura Mountains in Pontarlier.

When you discover the absinthe capital of the world, Pontarlier (France), has 200 years of Absinthe heritage and the world's oldest absinthe stills, there's only one thing to do – handcraft a new ultra premium Absinthe.

La Maison Fontaine has been masterfully refined using 15 natural herbs. Some are kept secret, others we're happy to shout about – notably, the world-renowned Pontarlier-grown Grande Absinthe, which together with green anise and fennel is the “holy trinity” of any real Absinthe.

An exceptional traditional Absinthe, a stimulating and refreshing drink.

La Maison Fontaine Blanche was awarded the Grand Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in 2016

Colour: Clear.

Louche: Cloud-white with some blue tints. The louche is beautiful to watch as it forms, neither too quickly, nor too slow.

Aroma: Beautiful green anise and the distinctive flowery smell of Pontarlier wormwood, like an alpine meadow in spring.

Taste: Sweet and refreshing green anise, intense wormwood and rich fennel, the holy trinity in perfect harmony. Notes of lemon and peppermint in the background, along with other tasty herbals and florals.

Finish: Velvety and smooth, wonderful, the finish follows the aroma and taste.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover this very special absinthe today!

Serving Suggestion

- At first, savour La Maison Fontaine 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.

Did you know?

- La Maison Fontaine is designed to be a very versatile spirit. On this website are a few ways to enjoy this absinthe, created with the help of one of London's leading “sipsmiths” and cocktail writer, Allan Gage. - La Maison Fontaine is a registered trademark of Metropolitan Spirits Ltd.

History

“Les fils d'Emile Pernot” distillery was founded in 1890 in Pontarlier, France, by Emile Pernot. In 1910, the distillery produced approximately 450 hectolitres; that is not surprising, because in those days, the consumption of absinthe was making good progress. When “Fee Verte” was banned in 1915, the distillery turned its production to other products such as those made from aniseed, fruit brandies or alcohol made from gentian. In 2001 the small distillery started to reproduce absinthe with “Un Emile” from an old family recipe. In 2005, the distillery was sold to François Thevenin, who has since developed the firm to add a touch of modernity. A year later, at the end of 2006, François Thevenin bought the Klainguer distillery, also situated in Pontarlier, and formed the Pernot – Klainguer distillery.


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  • Distillery or Brand : Emile Pernot
  • Product Type: Absinthe
  • Description: Spirit
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Artificial Colours: none
  • Responsible Food Company: Distillerie Les Fils d`Emile Pernot, 44 Rue de Besancon, 25300 Pontarlier, FR
  • Net Quantity: 70cl
  • Alcohol Content: 55% vol
  • Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
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Weight: 1.46 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.75 kg

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Distillery or Brand: Emile Pernot
Region: Pontarlier
Product Type: Absinthe
Description: Spirit
Country of Origin: France
Production Method: Distillation
Closure: Cork
Contains Anise?: Yes
Artificial Colours: none
Responsible Food Company: Distillerie Les Fils d`Emile Pernot, 44 Rue de Besancon, 25300 Pontarlier, FR
Net Quantity: 70cl
Alcohol Content: 55% vol
Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.

Customer evaluation for (22)

5 Dec 2016

Ein wirklich sehr schöner Absinthe, allerdings ohne Überraschungen und für mich gefühlt wenig separat schmeckbaren Kräutern.
Aber der Reihe nach.
Der Absinthe ist glasklar und kommt sehr edel daher. Zum Teil Etikett, zum Teil Aufdruck auf der Flasche. Der Verschluss kommt mit echtem Wachssiegel und echtem Kork aus, mit Kunststoff Rand oben.
Der Geruch pur ist sehr mild, wenig Alkohol (hat auch "nur" 55%), wenig Kräuter. Pur schmeckt er auch sehr mild, ohne Fusel im Mund. Abgang wenig bitter, wenig scharf aber eben auch etwas langweilig. Ich kenne stärkere Absinthe, welche differenzierter schmecken.
Ebenso geringer Anis Anteil, den schmeckt man verdünnt (mehr als 1:4 mach ich nie) zusammen mit Fenchel deutlich. Pur wie gesagt wenig deutlich. Dieser hier schmeckt verdünnt tatsächlich wesentlich besser als pur. In meinen Augen nicht zwingend der Fall. Meist nur 'anders' gut für mich.
Louche ist super. Zieht schöne Schlieren zu Beginn und wird sehr dicht und bleibt hell weiß. Ich nutze immer einen Tropfer.

Ich würde ihn für Anfänger empfehlen. Experte bin ich auch nicht, aber er ist wenig speziell, kaum bitter und sieht vorher wie nachher (verdünnen) toll aus und ist leicht süß.
Kaufen werde ich ihn nicht nochmal, aber ich bereue auch nichts und werde mit Genuss weiter trinken. Es gibt hier noch mehr zu entdecken.

23 Jun 2014

Der Geruch wird vom Wermut und Alkohol dominiert. Der Fenchel verleiht ihm einen frische Note und läßt nur das Süße des Anis durch. Die Farbe ist ein milchiges Weiß, welches oben bläulich schimmert. Der Geschmack wird vordergründig durch den angenehm kräftigen Wermut bestimmt. die Frische des Fenchel und die Süße des grünen Anis vervollständigen das runde Bild. Der Anis hat nicht den typischen "Lakritzgeschmack", wodurch auch kein unangenehmer Nachgeschmack.

Sterne: 4

11 Jan 2014

J'ai offert cette absinthe à mon mari pour noël. Il a adoré. La bouteille est très belle, le colis est arrivé dans les temps, je suis très satisfaite!

14 Dec 2013

Subtile en bouche sans être pompeuse, la complexité de cette absinthe n'enlève pas son ardeur à titiller la glotte.

On reconnaît bien le style de la maison. En deux mots çà palpite, çà trémousse, une absinthe à déguster en hiver voir début automne.

Sprite glacé uniquement! Pour connaisseurs.

Absinthement.

1 May 2013

Still being in my first twenties of absinthe and that thanks to your exellent absinthexplore I would so far say La Maison Fontaine Blanche is by far my favorite. It's smooth with perfect touch of wormwood and still very rich in taste. It is an absinthe I would serve to someone I would like to introduce into what absinthes all are about, to give that person a sound foundation in the world of absinthe.

28 Mar 2013

This blanche is a true masterpiece. One of those few, that I had to hide eaven from myself from drinking it all too soon. Taste is perfectly balanced and smooth, louche is beautifull and thick. simpy perfect

8 Mar 2013

This absinthe was a delightful surprise. The flavor isn't particularly big and bold, but not at all disappointing. It's quite candied with a really nice wormwood punch. Very fresh and cool, almost like a mint-free mouthwash. I'm really pleased with this one. Generally, I'm not super excited about blanches but this one is fairly complex and it's hard to find anything to complain about.

17 Nov 2012

Once again, a masterpiece from Emile Pernot's repertoire. An excellent choice for those who won't enjoy the bitterness of a regular absinthe.

Flavor: Excellent botanical mix of herbs, removing the "old-fashioned" taste of a bootleg french absinthe (like most of bleue absinthes are, except those from Artemisa-Bugnon Destillery or Blanchette de Combier).

Palate: Like honey syrup... no words to describe it: 10/10

Finish: Like heaven... a delicate and sophisticated sweet finish with a hint of savory bitterness from Pontarlier wormwood. The amount of alcohol is so precise. I was trying to compare it against Roquette 1792 or Perroquete. This absinthe is great for mixing too. 10/10

Louche: Not the best, 7/10 for this one, considering it is a Blue
A must to try, but a little to soft for hardcore absintheurs out there. Thanks absinthes.com!!

7 Nov 2012

I've provided my background and experience at the end of this review, so you might weigh my comments to others on the site.


REVIEW:
I know I know, Pernot produced bottles are supposed to be fantastic and flawless, and there's 5 comments granting 5 stars to the Fontaine already...but alas, I can't join them! I tried my damndest to enjoy this, but it just didn't happen.

Eyes: The Louche was moderate, and the blue hint was cool, but the cloudiness came to quickly.
Nose: The floral bouqet was thin and bitter with overwhelming anise that smelled sun-dried
Mouth-feel: thin and rough...a wine drinker would say it had a rough tannic feel to it.
Palette: Bitter, anise driven, with little complexity.

The bitter to the bottle presented some unique cooking challenges and allowed me to create a unique dish that was extremely sweet but not a desert....I called it "Pizza Verte con Jamon y Courdonts". It was a thin crust pizza using a homemade dough. The sauce was 1/3Pesto and 2/3Alfredo blended together with some cilantro to boost the sweetness. The Italian Sausage actually had some fennel in it adding to the sweetness, and Shallots were first caramelized - along with super-sweet baby bell-peppers, further contributing to the sweetness. A moderate Parmigiano cheese topped the whole thing off.

Why put the food? Because this bottle DOES pair well. If you want to access it for that purpose, it'll allow for some serious kitchen-risk-taking and non-traditional recipes. If however you're looking for a bottle to stand on it's own? I can't recommend the Fontaine in that capacity.


MY BACKGROUND:
2006 - Tasted my 1st Absinthe (All European)
2007 - Tasted 6 Absinthes new to me (All European)
2008 - Tasted 6 Absinthes new to me (All European)
2009 - Tasted 2 Absinthes new to me (US Only)
2010 - Tasted 5 Absinthes new to me (4 Euro, 1US)
2011 - Tasted 12 Absinthes new to me (All European)
I'm also a level-1 graduate from the Mastercourt of Sommeliers, worked in the wine industry from 2001-2008, and run an independent cellar-stocking business, where my palette is trusted by high-end clients to purchase wines matching their tastes and expectations of quality. Additionally, since 2010 I've hosted a semi-annual Absinthe Dinner for party sizes of 35-70 guests. Each course is paired with a dish developed uniquely to match the absinthe ordered for the event. Each event usually fills up more quickly with reservations than the previous one, due to the patrons enjoying the pairings and bottle choices to such a significant degree.

27 Aug 2012

I would say that is one of the best absinthes there!

7 Aug 2012

Clearly among the best, if not the best. Balanced taste and stylish presentation. A serious product made to re-establish Absinthe as a drink of our times, and nicely distancing itself from the sticky green fairy juices through a distrinct balanced taste inviting to be mixed as well as served in the classic way. A welcome addition to the world Absinthe.

28 Jun 2012

I was pleasantly surprised to see a new and quality absinthe on the market (nice modern design but also expressed intention to honor tradition), and just had to try it. And in my opinion it is quite superb! I tend to enjoy the floral and herbal notes more than bitterness, so this was a great choice for me. But aside from my personal preferences, this is definitely a winner. I would compare it to the Clandestine (blue bottle), and having tried both back-to-back, I waver between whether this is equal or just shy of matching that quality. It has a similarly heavenly aroma and taste, a refreshing natural sweetness that's just delicious. The only drawback: the louche is just a bit light. I use a little less spring water with Fontaine than with other absinthes.

30 May 2012

Une excellente absinthe à classer parmi les meilleures! Un profil différent et très complexe par rapport aux blanches traditionnelles.

22 May 2012

Une absinthe fine mais sans plus. Très bien pour découvrir l'asinthe mais un peu banal pour un habitué.

22 May 2012

Meine ehrliche Meinung ist, dass dieser Absinth perfekt ist für diejenigen, die glauben dass Absinth ihnen nicht schmeckt. Er hat nämlich keinen bitteren Abgang wie sonst üblich - was ich super finde! Er ist sehr angenehm und man muss theoretisch keinen Zucker hinzufügen - ein bisschen Wasser und schon kann man ihn trinken...

18 Dec 2011

J'ai acheté cette bouteille afin de découvrir l'absinthe blanche. Etant amateur et n'ayant jamais que dégusté des absinthes vertes, j'en ai été malheureusement assez déçu, l'absinthe blanche n'est pas mauvaise mais selon moi incomparable à une absinthe comme l'est la Jade VS 1898...
Je l'ai tout de même apprécié car une excellente teneur en bouche mais reste moins raffinée qu'une fée verte. J'aurais préféré mettre une dizaine d'euros supplémentaire et acheter une absinthe verte.
A essayer tout de même !

17 Oct 2011

Tout simplement excellente, douce, parfumée, en bref j'aime beaucoup.

16 May 2011

Extra le petit goût d'herbes...
Le prix est un peu élevé, mais la dégustation vaut la peine!
Fraicheur, goût original et caractéristique d'une absinthe véritable, ...

16 May 2011

In my humble opinion, i find this the perfect absinthe for somone who does not like absinthe. It lacks that bitter after taste that i love. It is very smooth and needs no more sugar, a little water and your ready to go...

14 Jan 2011

Cette alcool est vraiment de bonne fabrication et jaime bien sont petit côté original blanc.

12 Jan 2011

Une excellente absinthe, l'Artémisia absinthium dans toute sa splendeur, fraîche et odorante.
Une complexité supérieure à l'habitude pour une blanche, qui donne à cette absinthe un profil unique et bien balancé, bref, un chef d'oeuvre que nous offre Pernot, une absinthe que vous n'oublirez pas de si tôt! Plaisir garantit!

9 Jul 2010

I am paying attention to a novel concept for the dawning era of “La Maison Fontaine". It is clear that specs of colorless, transparent alcoholic frequency 56 degrees consider Switzerland. However, “La Maison Fontaine" did overcoming of making to uniformity of the taste that was the weak point of La Bleue. In it, perhaps, a licorice element is a cause. The herb composition is brought into relief connecting being done masking in a suppressive thing to the minimum of the green anise. But, beautiful LOUCHE ACTION is not lost yet. I felt the possibility of the new generation absinthe that made them unite the conflicting element at a high level.
In feasts of herbs who talk happily, it is sense of existence of the anise to stop quietly. Is if the fresh tasting is compared, it a novel cuisine? Comfortable reverberations remain in the mind, too.

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Emile Pernot, Frankreich

1899 : the young Emile-Ferdinand Pernot, a native of the Fougerolles region, where he had trained as a distiller, joins the Parrot brothers and together they establish "Emile Pernot et Cie" located in Pontarlier. Emile-Ferdinand's son, Emile-Joseph (don't worry, none of their sons were called Emile-Emile even though they loved this first name), a survivor of the World War I trenches, later registers the famous name "Emile Pernot".

 

2009 : The distillery moves from the center of Pontarlier to the magnificent old Cousin Jeune building in La Cluse et Mijoux, at the foot of the Château de Joux, the very same building where the young Emile-Joseph Pernot learnt his trade a century earlier. And you know what? It was a pure coincidence - the building had been a post office and a fire station in the intervening years!

 

Absinthe distillation at Emile Pernot :

The two century-old copper alembics used by Emile Pernot for their absinthe distillations were made by the famous firm of Egrot in the early 1900s. They were especially designed and built for absinthe distillation, and they are the only stills of their kind in operation anywhere in the world. These stills allow the Pernot distillery to produce absinthes of exceptional quality according to methods unchanged for a century.

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