Abisinthe Amer 72 is a perfumed absinthe, powerful and full of aniseed flavours.
Ideal for an initiation to strong sensations.
Abisinthe Amer 72 won a bronze medal a the 2004 Concours International des Eaux de Vie de Fruits in Metz (International Contest of Fruit Brandies)
The ancient recipe of this sugarless absinthe is obtained especially by distillation of a mixture of green anise and wormwood. However, many other plants, finely selected, are also part of its composition: star anise, fennel, gentian or even mugwort. Abisinthe Amer 72's natural colour is obtained by infusion of plants.
Probably the most powerful aniseed absinthe !
Nose : Suggests a very present green anise on a light grand wormwood scent.
Palate : Simple and strong. The green anise remains accompanied by notes of fennel and an impressive bitterness.
Finish : Good length. Marked by bitterness and green anise, both of them spectacular.
- Alain Aureggio, heir of the Lemercier distillery, based himself on 65 absinthe recipe to create Abisinthe Amer 72 absinthe.
- Abisinthe Amer 72 is delivered in a dark bottle so that the sunlight does not damage its natural green colour.
- During the Belle Epoque, after Pontarlier, Fougerolles had the highest number of producers of absinthe. Sometimes some of the casks used in Fougerolles were sent to Pontarlier to cover their needs.
Lemercier distillery is a family firm founded in 1811. It has always been in the hands of the founder, Nicolas Desle Lemercier's family.
Since 1991, after having achieved commercial studies, Alain Aureggio, also member of the Lemercier family, is at the head of the family firm.
- At first, savour Abisinthe Amer 72 with a piece of sugar. Then add more or less according to your taste.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure of fresh water.
I agree with my fellow connoisseurs on this absinthe. Nothing super special, but that is no reason to not add it to your reorder list when your first bottle is done. It is an absinthe that is affordable and delivers a quality experience. I am currently into diving into the deep end of complexity and quality, but to have this on my shelf as a relaxer when I am not quite feeling as sophisticated is reassuring. A good offering, at a good price!
By Great Purchase. Posted 29/07/2015
Reminds me of Le Chateau De Provence. What a wonderful experience.
By Absinthe revivalist. Posted 03/11/2014
Excellent absinthe. Not a "Jade", but significantly less expensive.