Product of: France
Absenteroux is based on white wines from Provence (Ugni Blanc,Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Clairette) fortified with spirit and flavoured with sugar, coriander, anise, lemon balm, mint, gentian, wormwood and oranges. Absenteroux contains up to 10 mg of thujone/litre from the wormwood extract used
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/03/2016
Herbal, grassy wormwood with gentian, lemon balm, anise, orange, mint, oregano and white pepper spice.
Bittersweet with pronounced wormwood. Grassy, sweet white grapes, gentian bitterness, oregano, sage and zesty citrus.
Long lingering wormwood and gentian bitterness with white grapes and herbal complexity.
To be termed a ‘vermouth’ requires a product to contain some wormwood. As this vermouth’s name suggests it contains generous quantities of Artemisia absinthium and so has pronounced bitterness.