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Opaline 68% - 70cl

$78.31 ¹
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A full flavour and a complex aromatic palate characterise Opaline. An absinthe perfectly in harmony.

It is a true Swiss Verte made from 12 different plants including angelica and the grand wormwood of the Val-de-Travers. Its colour is obtained by the addition of a maceration of different aromatic plants, no artificial colouring is added.

Opaline absinthe is like the rebellious, diabolical sister of the Clandestine. Stronger and more bitter, but nevertheless as characteristic as the Swiss absinthes.

Our verdict: one of the best absinthes around today!


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  • Distillery or Brand : Artemisia-Bugnon
  • Product Type: Absinthe
  • Description: Spirit
  • Country of Origin: Switzerland
  • Responsible Food Company: LogisticX GmbH & Co KG, Karolingerweg 8, 69123 Heidelberg, DE
  • Net Quantity: 70cl
  • Alcohol Content: 68% vol
  • Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
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Weight: 1.20 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.15 kg

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Distillery or Brand: Artemisia-Bugnon
Region: Val de Travers
Product Type: Absinthe
Brand: Artémisia-Bugnon
Base Alcohol: Neutral spirit
Description: Spirit
Absinthe Colour: Green
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Production Method: Distillation
Closure: Natural Cork
Authentic?: Yes
Responsible Food Company: LogisticX GmbH & Co KG, Karolingerweg 8, 69123 Heidelberg, DE
Net Quantity: 70cl
Alcohol Content: 68% vol
Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.

Customer evaluation for (18)

8 Mar 2013

This absinthe is fairly spicy and has a lovely aroma, but the spices seem to be obscuring the primary absinthe flavor notes. It's dry, and with prominently bitter (in a good way) wormwood and citrus. I wish the absinthe flavors were a bit more bold, and the spice flavors were a bit less prominent, but it's definitely still a likable absinthe.

17 Jul 2012

Excellent absinthe, well defined notes and a strong louche.

22 May 2012

Ein klein wenig bitterer als der 1797 für meinen Geschmack, aber ich habe dann einfach etwas mehr Zucker hinzugefügt. Eignet sich als tolles, kühles Sommergetränk. Aber man braucht eventuell etwas Übung, wegen seines hohen Alkoholgehalts.

4 Mar 2012

Even though I give this three stars, I wouldn't say it's bad. There's just something missing or something that needs to be taken away. The drink reminds me of Meadow Of Love mixed with Duplais. Feminine and yet robust. Fresh and yet stale. I'm obviously ambivalent. What I will say is that it has a very nice texture. Velvety. But I just seem to feel it beholds some rather morose elements to it that I feel is in some of the less desirable american absinthes. I've yet to pinpoint it. I recommend this but under certain circumstances.

4 Mar 2012

Auch wenn ich ihm nur drei Sterne gebe, würde ich nicht sagen, dass er schlecht ist. Es fehlt bloß irgendetwas oder vielleicht ist auch von irgendetwas zuviel darin. Er erinnert mich ein bisschen an Meadow of Love mit Duplais. Feminin und trotzdem robust. Frisch und gleichzeitig schal. Ich bin offensichtlich hin- und hergerissen. Die Textur ist wirklich gut. Samtig. Aber ich habe das Gefühl, dass er einige unvollkommene Ingredienzen enthält, wie es bei manchen weniger guten amerikanischen Absinthes der Fall ist. Ich muss es noch genauer festlegen. Ich empfehle ihn, aber unter bestimmten Umständen.

4 Nov 2011

Simple with personality. A perfect balance between wormwood, anise and fennel. I can feel Angelica seeds. The louche is perfect and beautiful. The mouth feel is smooth, velvet. I can feel a little star-anise here, but it's not a problem. Bugnon is a Master! I recommend this Absinthe.

16 Aug 2011

Slightly more bitter than 1797 for my taste buds and therefore I added more sugar. This makes a great summer cooler. Still higher on alcohol than some and might take practice.

16 May 2011

délicate et pas trop anisée, elle se boit sans soif

20 Oct 2010

The best I had in this order, the Opaline is a rich and complex natural process Absinthe, the flavours stand out strong in this bottle, but with such crisp distinction that leaves nothing to be desired. Of course, dealing with RueVerte is always a pleasure. I strongly recommend them to any informed buyer of top tier Absinthe.

17 Sep 2010

Un goût frais et équilibré,
un très leger anis succède à une absinthe savoureuse.
un peu courte en bouche mais cela contribue à cette impression de légèreté.

J'en veux encore!

10 Aug 2010

Very rich, has a certain depth to the flavor beyond the wormwood and anise.

I tried 24 of the 50ml samplers from here and thought Opaline was worth the investment of a full bottle.

29 Jan 2010

Seule déception: impossible à ouvrir sans casser le bouchon....

18 Nov 2009

An almost perfect absinthe, very nice wormwood profile and the quality of the anise is amazing - no need for sugar at a 3.1 ratio- connoisseurs and novices would definitely appreciate.

15 Nov 2009

Une bonne absinthe, mais peu herbacée pour une verte. Un rapport qualité/prix moyen.

15 Sep 2009

Cette Opaline est bonne, mais le préfère l'Angélique qui est plus goûtue et un peu plus sucrée.

4 Jun 2009

This is an excellent absinthe. Tastes best as a 3 to 1 ratio with a little sugar, and for more experienced drinkers, is great tasting straight up as well. but It is a relaxing, not overpowering absinthe, that you can continue to sip throughout an evening. Be careful. You may end up drinking half of the bottle!

12 Mar 2009

Je connaissais l'Angéllique 72 Verte, qui était jusqu'alors l'absinthe qui me séduisait le plus (parmi celles que je connaissais...). Suivant les conseils d'un ami, j'ai goûté l'opaline et je dois dire que j'ai changé de favorite :-)
Quelles saveurs ! L'amertume de l'opaline est plus mesurée que celle de l'Angélique 72 Verte. Le goût de la plante d'absinthe est cependant bien présent. Une absinthe complexe et parfaitement équilibrée.

A boire (presque) sans modération !

25 Feb 2009

Une absinthe à la hauteur de l'artémisophile. Pas de déception, que du plaisir !

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Claude-Alain Bugnon was the first clandestine distiller granted legal status by the Swiss government in the spring of 2005. For years he had been responsible for a certain quantity of bootlegged absinthe that brought so much attention and status to this small region. His ‘Clandestine' has been and is still considered by many to be the best Swiss La Bleue available today. Claude Alain's custom designed distilling apparatus is located at his premises in Couvet, a former butcher shop! The alambics each have a capacity of 145 litres, and produce 95 litres of finished absinthe. They are single-walled, rather than duplicating the bain-marie system more commonly used in France. Claude-Alain feels that the fiercer heat gives better extraction of the herbs.
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