Chartreuse V.E.P. Green Liqueur Fabriquee Par Les Peres Chartreux L Garnier
Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé, is the secret to the exceptional quality found in the Chartreuse Green. While at bottling, the product is typically 110% or 55 proof, it is one of the liqueurs that continues to age and improve while stored in the bottle. It is manufactured from 130 different herbs, spices and flowers macerated in alcohol and steeped for about 8 hours. A last maceration of plants gives its color to the liqueur.
Familiar yet complex, the aroma blends the herbs and spices into a perfect combination and that yield an earthy aroma. Hints of anise, thyme, menthol, clove, and cinnamon follow closely behind the initial earthy aroma.
Intense and powerful but not with a burn that engulfs the palate, the woodsy and warming quality that delivers a calming and relaxing mood. Any burn felt is related to the spices that make up the its ingredients. The flavors are delivered in layers and separating them is nearly if not impossible. Nutmeg, Piney, Evergreen
A slight sweet entry with the bitterness felt more on the medium finish.
Overall, this is a sipping over the rocks. Each party will have their own understanding and reasoning to their descriptions. The complexities are that substantial.