mathilde creme poire liqueur

Alc. 18%

Bottle:

Straight edged wine bottle hosting a square label in a classic French eau de vie fashion.

Nose:

Fresh and stewed pears immediately pop out ans are leaving the glass. Apple juice, soft cooked sugar,  salt water taffee. theres a light toffee scent deep in the back, and the faintest suggestion of parsley root.

Palate:

Very sweet gold pears and red apples remind of pull top cans of fruit salad. Icing sugar and cotton candy take over with other sweet tastes like caramel, and cooked pulled candies. Its not all sweet though. Fortunately some orange melon and slight acidity try to balance a sweet drink.

Overall sore: 82

 

Please note:

Sure, it says crème on the bottle, but that doesn’t mean that any dairy has even come close to this product. crème refers to ‘crème de la crème’ best of the best.  Eau de vie, liqueur and crème are all stated at different alcohol levels, so that’s what can help differentiate the three. Eau de vie sits around 40% – 50%, and crèmes are at 17% – 22% mostly. Liqueur fits in the middle.

The pears that grace this fine concoction come from Frances Anjou region, known for its perfect climate for growing Williams bon chretien pears. This starts as a pear wine and is then distilled and mixed with an infused pear/alcohol solution to keep the integrity and intense flavor of the pear. This keeps a rather fresh taste to the crème.