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Absinthe Blanche Neige - 50cl

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 13 customer reviews
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Blanche Neige is a Swiss La Bleue, a project by Absinthes.com! It was awarded Gold at the Absinthiades 2014 in Pontarlie...    Read the whole description

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Blanche Neige won the gold medal at the Absinthiades 2014.

The fairest absinthe of them all...

Our aim is always to share with you the finest of spirits. We've taken this dedication a step further by developing our own range of fine spirits. All of these spirits are absolute classics, some of them also taking tradition and giving it a slight twist!

We are proud to present the first of these very special beverages.

Absinthe Blanche Neige is in every sense of the word a classic: everything from the recipe, to the distiller, and the village where it is distilled.

When commissioning Blanche Neige, we only considered a select few of the finest absinthe distillers alive today to be up to the task. It was very soon clear that the cream of the crop was Gaudentia Persoz, one of the world's most talented absinthe distillers, and who has achieved great success with her own absinthes.

The recipe is based on an antique recipe from the private archive of a family steeped deeply in the tradition of absinthe: that of Gaudentia's husband, Jean-Michel Persoz. This makes a classic clear La Bleue absinthe.

What makes Blanche Neige that extra bit different is a precious and priceless ingredient, the root of a plant renowned for its aromatic qualities. Only found in the Alps, this herb, known as génépi, grows wild in the Alpine hills around the Haute-Alpes. Gaudentia was thrilled to experiment with génépi, finding the perfect amount to suit the historic recipe.

It took us 6 full trial distillations in total to finally be satisfied with the result, and tweak the recipe used. This distiller's proof edition of Blanche Neige is the first batch available for your tasting pleasure.






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Colour: Clear, with a very subtle yellow-greenish hue, hinting at rich herbs.

Aroma: Suggests the scent of an Alpine meadow carried on the breeze. Fruity and with a feminine aspect.

Louche: Builds pleasingly steadily, turning Blanche Neige evenly opaque; white without becoming chalky. Take care to add water slowly.

Taste: Well balanced. A sweet touch on the tongue, accessibly subtle anise, and pleasant light touches of bitterness from grand wormwood and génépi.

Finish: Very smooth, silky on the palate. A finish of reasonable length, with some sweet hints remaining. Further glasses remain interesting without becoming overpowering. Will interest seasoned connoisseurs and beginners alike.


Discover the tasting notes of absinthe expert Marc Thuillier here.




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  • Absinthes.com's note:

Gaudentia Persoz, Suisse

Gaudentia one of the first female distillers. She is young, and passionate about absinthe, and distills with an historic recipe from 1898, that she found, along with a small alambic, when she and her husband purchased their house in Couvet, Switzerland.

The distillery is a member of the “Les Artisans de l'Absinthe” association – it's most popular absinthe: La P'tite. Gaudentia's husband Jean-Michel is responsible for Marketing and Sales of thei products, and together these two people form an unbeatable team.

Other products of : Gaudentia Persoz

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By Jared

Added on the : 14/02/2017

Great tasting and good buy for the money. Shipping was pretty quick coming from overseas.

By darkend_163

Added on the : 20/01/2017

I really tried to like Blanche Neige, but...

Unfortunately the tails weren’t cut properly during the distillation. It is not clean and smells/tastes "off" and there are fusel oils floating on the surface when water is added. (I have tried only one sample, maybe other batches are better).

The balance is good, and herbs seem of a good quality. Genepi notes are there, but not much. Genepi plant is much more pronounced if used for coloration as by absinthe Raisonnee.

The price is incredibly high! I find other Gaudentia Persoz absinthes also overpriced. There are so many absinthes on the market which are almost two times cheaper and much better.

By elemile

Added on the : 04/06/2015

Not bad. Good taste, yet watery compared with Gaudentia Persoz's regular (and less costly) La Ptite. I understand Blanche Neige was her first, so she definitely improved in her later works. It's hard to beat Artemisia Bugnon's works, though.

By Gnome

Added on the : 24/05/2015

I am by no means an absinthe expert. I taste something and see if I like it or not. I can't detect subtle notes in flavor or aroma. I do, however, base my purchases on reviews of others and personal research.

This was recommended to me when La Clandestine was out of stock on the basis that it was similar. I had already tasted it before though so it was already on my shelf when this happened.

Yes, it is similar indeed. Yet, tasting the two, you will notice a difference. If that difference is of positive or negative nature is up for you to decide.

This is of of the same quality and I will keep this in my selection. Good stuff!

By Taste4Dark

Added on the : 06/12/2014

Absolutely the best tasting absinthe I have ever tried (I've tried around 30 different kinds). Hopefully that speaks for itself;) Any other brand is going to have one hell of a time winning over my taste from this one.

Now absinthes.com has to come out with a verte!

By Robbie

Added on the : 05/12/2014

This is a great Blanche, i honestly thought it wouldn't have the backbone to satisfy me as like higher alc content, but it tastes (unique) amazing, has a great silky texture, louche is as nice as you can ask for and keeping it about 3 to 1 it does have the required kick! Well done!

By Absinthe revivalist

Added on the : 17/07/2014

Great stuff. However, spring has given way to summer. When can we expect the 50cl bottles?

Comment from absinthes.com: Thanks very much for your feedback. We expect the 50cl bottles to be available in September.

By Boudicca

Added on the : 01/03/2014

Before making my purchase, I contacted the store with some questions and advising them of my particular tastes. I am not a fan of bitter in anything I consume. My first attempts down the absinthe road left my mouth numb for days on end. Not to mention the puckered lip effect.
The response came very quickly, informative and with a few suggestions.
Blanche Neige was the one I went for....OMG!!
I love, love, love this absinthe. Was mesmerized watching the louche present itself to a beautiful white. The teeny hint of bitterness is quickly pushed aside by the sweetness and anise, leaving a gorgeous lingering taste in the mouth like fruit and aniseed but with something magical added in.
First I tried it with two parts water, made it a bit too watery for me, so now I drink it with a 1-1 ratio. No sugar is needed.
For anyone who is afraid to try Absinthe because of the bitterness, but likes subtle sweet and anise, I say, give this one a go. You will definitely not be disappointed.

By J

Added on the : 21/02/2014

This is an excellent La Bleue! Just as the description states, it has a little bit of a different flavor than the typical La Bleue. I'll be getting more :)

By Wolf

Added on the : 13/02/2014

It was a very nice absinthe. It was floral, & full of flavor, but I prefer mine a little stronger.

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