Absinthe DuVallon Blanche is recognized as one of the finest Bleues from the Val-de-Travers. It is traditionally distilled by an ex-clandestine distiller whose mother also distilled illegally during 40 years. Absinthe connoisseur Marc Thuillier wrote some tasting notes for us.
This absinthe is issued from a family tradition and produced in very small quant...
The DuVallon absinthe is issued from a true family tradition. It is produced in very small quantities and represents without a doubt one of the best « bleues ». Its home-made production comprises only products 100% natural. ...
Aroma before water: dominant fennel, followed by very pleasant and inviting floral notes.
Louche: instant, not exceptional.
Aroma after water: a minty freshness from which grand wormwood stands out. A subtle candy note in the background.
Taste: simple but effective! Nothing overruns the glass. This Duvallon is in the top of Swiss Bleues, it’s harmonious and above all yummy, like a big chocolate cake.
Final: it stays on the palate, especially its so pleasant fruity aspect.
Conclusion: Master Duvallon has the talent we all know, he knows how to pick the best herbs and how to distill them like a chef, just like his colleague Master Bugnon. This absinthe will always be in my personal top 5 of what is made in the Val-de-Travers.
How to drink Absinthe DuVallon Blanche
Absinthe DuVallon can be enjoyed with a low or a high water dilution, like most Bleues. So depending on your mood or on the weather, you can mix it with 2 parts water or up to 5 parts.