Absinthe Enigma Verte - Verte de Fougerolles - 70cl

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 19 customer reviews
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Enigma Verte offers very herbaceous scents and is elegant as well as mellow. An absinthe that will please beginners and confirmed drinkers.

It is an authentic product produced according to a traditional Swiss recipe drawn from a treaty on the production of spirits in the 19th century.
Enigma Verte is produced exclusively from plants and seeds without any added sugar.
Its colour is 100% natural and is obtained by infusion of different flowers and leaves (to extract the chlorophyll). It is not filtered.
Enigma Verte has the particularity of having been produced from a distilled blend (each plant macerates and is then distilled individually before blending).

An excellent absinthe for fabulous sensations !
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    72% vol
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    Paul Devoille, 9 Rue des Moines Haut, 70220 Fougerolles, FR
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    Mix with water before drinking.
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Paul Devoille, France


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.


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.

Your comments

19 review(s)      |      Average score :

By Billlee2330 Casey M.

Added on the : 03/10/2019 English

This has been a favorite of mine since before they changed the name to "Enigma". It's probably my favorite absinthe that is not among the Jade line of absinthes. It has a very bold complex nose. The taste is equally complex, with many herbs and spices evident but no single one of them stands out in an obvious or overpowering way. Perfectly balanced. Louche is beautifuly opalescent and creamy. I highly recommend this, it is a great Jade type absinthe without the high price.

By An aromatic and tastful surprise!

Added on the : 02/09/2019 English

I bought this on a whim with one other type of absinthe and I am happy I did. This is truly a great find and I would buy this again. I haven't tried this side-by-side with Jade's 1901, but I would say this is the closest one I've had to it. And the with the difference in price, I would say this is a great go-to for one of the best absinthes I've tried at a super reasonable price. The aromatic flavors in this, make a beautiful combination where no one flavor dominates. The louche is thick and beautifully opalescent. I've tried several absinthes and I don't easily give 5 stars, but this one is truly deserving of it.

By markom

Added on the : 04/03/2018 English

Nothing enigmatic about this absinthe. Wonderful absinthe, thick louche, from start to end.

By JFK666

Added on the : 27/02/2018 English

Simply oustandingly unique. The louche is amazing, changing between yellow and green with a "slick" of botanical oils on top. It is creamy, thick and utterly delicious. A favourite.

By Hans E

Added on the : 21/11/2016 English

This one has gradually become my favorite among the French traditional type Absinthes I have tried so far. It has a complex palate and a nasty edge that I can´t really define, but since I once got used to it – I just love it! A deep green color and a heavy louche contributes to my judgement. Full tilt!

By elemile

Added on the : 21/12/2014 English

Color: beautiful deep peridot/feuille morte. Just what I was looking for. Lovely.
Louche: fast and very thick, which hit me as the possibility of star anise presence.
Aroma: strangely familiar...
Taste: it all made sense at this point; pretty much a clone of Libertine 72 but without the "grass".
Finish: lasting numb, bold and creamy; with the mud removed, this turned out to be very appealing.
Effect: soothing, calming, focusing, though not so stimulant as other more bitter absinthes.

CONCLUSION: in short, the clean version on Libertine 72. Honestly, I didn't have the chance to taste the original Verte de Fougerolles; but if I have my dates right, it seems pretty obvious that Enigma built over the achievements and weaknesses of Libertine 72. I figure the difference in the price is worth to cover up for better ingredients in the recipe, including enough green anise to achieve the full body provided by star anise but without its more shoddy qualities.

AFTERMATH: whereas initially a strong detractor of Libertine 72, I later get used to it and learned to enjoy a certain character amidst its faults. With Enigma, I found that very same character in a straightforward way and it turned out to suit me really well. Whereas looking for round balance I'd go for Authentique and looking for wormwood I'd go for Angélique, I now can say too that looking for anise I'd go for Enigma as mid-range remorseless recommendations.

No sugar added, as usual.

By Hans in Gothenburg

Added on the : 04/09/2014 English

A favourite of mine. A bit strange - but I like it!

By CarefreeT

Added on the : 09/01/2014 English

This absinthe is truly delicious and a highly prized member of my collection. Very complex, creamy, and had I no tongue I would be completely satisfied to just smell a louched glass of it all night.

By Cat

Added on the : 20/05/2012 English

Opened my first bottle of Enigma this evening and there is no doubt that this is the same absinthe as the Absinthe Verte de Fougerolles that I fell in love with a bottle ago. (And "enigma" really is much easier to pronounce than "fougerolles" for a not-in-the-least-French person.) This is my favorite absinthe so far, although my experience is still meager. I've sampled enough to know that I prefer French over Swiss any day, and that Paul Devoille distills spirits that please me particularly. I prefer Enigma over the Libertine 68 and the Soixante-cinq, both of which I also like very much. To me, Enigma is like the freshest new-mown lawn combined with the crispest cleanest coldest snowfall ever. It is my favorite conundrum.

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