Chartreuse, Tarragone, du Siecle This is a limited edition of 512 bottles, fruit of the assembly of several vintages of Yellow Chartreuse de Tarragona (1906, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1948, 1951, 1961, 1967, 1973 and 1980). The wine was made by the Carthusian monks in collaboration with Olivier Poussier, World's Best Sommelier 2000. Although we find all the decades of the last century, the proportion of each vintage is not known but significant 37.7 ° Alcohol by volume.
Provenance: Artus, 12/15/2012
Presentation In its wooden case, the wine has a special label declined on the model of the past chartreuse produced in Spain. It is accompanied by a booklet that reviews the history of the latter presents the approach that led to this wine and old liquors used in its composition. Indeed each of the old vintages sees it decorated for Olivier Poussier tasting notes. Finally, not having had the chance to taste this wine, let us look at the tasting notes of Philippe Bossetti cellars: CHARTREUSE YELLOW "Tarragona CENTURY" ** (July 2009) "Shimmering golden yellow color; rather fresh nose, exotic woody complex advanced fine, honey, fine spices, blond tobacco, sweetness and soft touch."
|Fill level||Base neck|
|Packaging||Original wooden case|
Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737 according to the instructions set out in a manuscript given to them by François Annibal d'Estrées in 1605. It is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. The liqueur is named after the monks' Grande Chartreuse monastery, located in the Chartreuse Mountains in the general region of Grenoble in France. The liqueur is produced in their distillery in the nearby town of Voiron (Isère). Until the 1980s, there was another distillery at Tarragona in Spain. Chartreuse gives its name to the color chartreuse, which was first used as a term of color in 1884. It is one of the handful of liquors that continue to age and improve in the bottle.