Suze gentian liqueur (15% alc./vol)

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alc./vol: 15%

Proof: 30°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of France France

This slightly bitter aperitif was created in 1885 and launched in 1889 by its creator Fernand Moureaux. Gentian roots are macerated in alcohol for several years and this maceration is then double-distilled and blended with herbs and other botanicals that have also been macerated.

The distinctive amber-coloured bottle was introduced in 1896, when Henri Porte joined forces with Moureaux. In Autumn 1912, a bottle of Suze was the inspiration for Pablo Picasso's Cubist 'Verre et bouteille de Suze'.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/04/2012


Clear, bright golden yellow with burnished gold highlights. Fat moderately fast falling tears.


Dusty turmeric, juniper, dried powdered orange zest with menthol pine and eucalyptus.


Given the nose, the palate is surprisingly soft, gently dilute, subtly sweet and floral with hints of liquorice roots and restrained bitterness.


Bitterness grows in the finish as sweet honeyed notes fade with pine and eucalyptus emerging. Balanced bitter sweetness.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 3047100098206
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper


Energy: 138Kcal/100ml

More about Suze

Produced by: Caves Byrrh
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Pernod Ricard UK
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