Absinthe du Centenaire - 70cl

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Absinthe du Centenaire marks 100 years after the abolition of absinthe. An exceptional cuvée and limited edition.    Read the whole description

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All means have been employed to try and destroy the Green Fairy. But 100 years after the prohibition of absinthe, she is back with us, and thriving. The Devoille distillery are celebrating the renaissance of the Green Fairy with Absinthe du Centenaire.

A new recipe from the distillery Devoille that combines exceptionally exotic and rare varieties of wormwood grown in the grounds of the distillery. The ingredients include locally grown Artemisia afra, Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia pontica (Roman wormwood), hyssop, angelica, and lemon balm along with fennel, coriander seeds, and even more secret ingredients that the distillery refused to tell us!

The wormwood varieties grown by Devoille have been picked after the first frosts and snowfall, giving a special aromatic intensity to the botanicals used for distillation.

The Absinthe du Centenaire is characterized by its floral and herbaceous notes, the freshness of fennel and the unique notes given by rare varieties of wormwood.

The Absinthe du Centenaire won three medals:
- Best of Gourmet Selection 2015
- Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial of Bruxelles 2015
- Silver Medal at the concours des Epicures de l'Epicerie Fine 2016


**** Strictly limited quantities available. ****


We'd like to thank Marc Thuillier for sharing his tasting notes:

Color: clean olive-green.

Aroma before water: alcohol is quite strong at the beginning but herbs are coming through nicely after a few seconds.

Louche: very turbulent, very pleasant to watch. Once louched, the absinthe still shows olive-green hues.

Aroma after water: notes of fresh herbs, including wormwood, angelica and a bit of lemon zest towards the end.

Taste: incredibly balanced in mouth, a very harmonious cocktail of herbs, very complex, making it hard to discern one from another except from the up-front green anise.

Mouth-feel: the palate stays on lovely notes of anise and spring herbs with a spicy, yet smooth, background from the coriander.

Conclusion: fresh, delicate, complex, harmonious, and changing, one of the best 2015 absinthes!

Paul Devoille, France

1859:

The distillery was founded by Xavier Devoille. His son, Paul Devoille, was very dedicated to developing the distillery, and worked hard on its growth. This is why up until this day, the distillery is named after him. Paul Devoille was a very important person in Fougerolles, he held the position of the major for many years.

1986:

Due to the bad financial position the distillery was in, Jaques Veillet, the new owner of the distillery, decided to sell it to an experienced business man, who already invested into a couple of other distilleries inside and outside on France. René Miscault bought the distillery, and made some rapid administrational changes. He also expanded their product range, and opened the distillery for visitors to the public. These measures may seem drastic, however, they saved the distillery in the end. Today, Hugues Miscault, the son of René Miscault, runs the distillery.


Paul Devoille's Absinthe:


Their probably most popular absinthes, apart from the Libertines, and the Enigma Verte and Enigma Blanche. Absinthe Soixante-Cinq is a pretty interesting absinthe as well, with a quite spicy smell combined with a fruityness from the wine-alcohol base. Certainly, there are a lot of other spirits produced at Paul Devoille, such as eau-de-vies and liqueurs. From plum to strawberry, you can find nearly all of the common flavours.

Other products of : Paul Devoille

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By Demonweasel

Added on the : 01/05/2017

I've tried most of the top 20 absinthes on wormwood society at this point. This is one of the most balanced and pleasant to drink.

By Los Angeles Absinthe Lover

Added on the : 10/04/2016

Ordered a bottle last year and put it in storage. After couple months the bright green turned to a darker, more browned green. Now its been a year since the release so I've opened my bottle, and I read the other reviews as well. My opinion... there's something special about this absinthe!

It is so rich in green when you pour and so heavy in botanicals that to my experience the louche was a actually a bit slow and took more water to lighten, but it lightened to a rich green like I have never had before. I've ordered a few good bottles from this site and the taste in this one is very unique, but don't let it put you off.

After a bit of my glass and a few minutes to relax.... wham it hit me. The sensation is as unique as the flavor, and just as rich as the green. Enjoy the herbs and the alcohol, an excellent balance. Hoping to have more extra money soon to order one more of these, as well as another bottle of the Septente 7!

By elemile

Added on the : 04/06/2015

Not bad but, honestly, rather disappointing for a special edition absinthe. Certainly a more refined and complex version of Paul Devoille's characteristic taste but the louche suffered considerably, barely reaching Lemercier's levels of body and if there was something Paul Devoille didn't use to disappoint at was the louche (probably avoiding star anise at all didn't work all too good for them). It's ok as a one time experiment or for the sake of collecting but I don't see this making a mark in the full run.

By Georges Méliès

Added on the : 17/05/2015

A lovely and beautifully crafted absinthe. It is not a powerhouse yet it packs a lot of flavor. Beautiful peridot color, quick and vibrant louche, extremely fragrant aromas, and superbly balanced taste profile. Extremely complex and with a lovely, lingering aftertaste. Even the bottle and label are appealingly classic in presentation. I am sufficiently hooked that I've already ordered a few extra bottles. I think this will benefit from a couple of years of aging. First rate absinthe from a top producer.

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